Families on Scooters in Lebanon: A Double Hazard

Each time I see a complete household with none helmet on a tiny scooter driving round, I attempt to keep as distant as doable from them as a result of they’re not solely jeopardizing their lives however ours as properly. If God forbid you hit a kind of scooters together with your automotive and it’s 100% the scooter’s fault, you get screwed by the legislation and may danger jail time if anybody on that scooter dies even when it’s not your fault.

I do know at the very least a few buddies who hit a scooter driving recklessly and spent years going to courts and paying cash to the household though the driving force was at fault. Considered one of them even spent every week in jail as a result of the motorist died. I completely perceive that these households are poor and can’t afford shopping for a automotive and even helmets, however the legislation is the legislation and it’s unfair for a accountable driver to be the one get together in charge in such conditions.

Additionally there are different low cost alternate options than placing your complete household in danger like that: Why not take the bus or a cab?

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