Shura Council Reinstates Traffic Law

BEIRUT: Lebanon’s Shura Council Tuesday annulled a Cabinet decision that had suspended the implementation of a long-awaited traffic law, putting the new rules into effect immediately.

The council decision came in response to a petition put forward by the association “Roads for Life” seeking to challenge a government decision dated Feb. 27, 2013, which provided for postponing the implementation of the new traffic law, the National News Agency said.

“The Shura Council has accepted the petition and declared that the decision is null and void on the grounds that the executive authorities had trespassed on the prerogatives of the legislative authorities,” NNA said.

The cancellation of the government decision opens the way for the immediate implementation of the new traffic law…

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