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Lebanon sets new driving hours for truckers
Truck drivers block the Dora road that links Beirut with Jounieh Monday, Feb. 3, 2014. (The Daily Star/Mohammad Azakir)
Truck drivers block the Dora road that links Beirut with Jounieh Monday, Feb. 3, 2014. (The Daily Star/Mohammad Azakir)
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BEIRUT: The driving schedule for truck drivers in Beirut and Mount Lebanon has been amended following protests by truckers who threatened to block major highways.

The new schedule, announced over the weekend by caretaker Interior Minister Marwan Charbel, gives drivers two sets of driving hours in any 24-hour period:

During week days, truckers are prohibited from driving on the highways during the 6 a.m. - 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. - 7 p.m. time periods. Over the weekends, truckers are banned from driving on the highways starting 12 p.m. Saturday until midnight Sunday.

The decision came after striking truck drivers blocked key highways across Lebanon last week and threatened to step up their action unless the driving hours were amended.

The schedule aims at cutting down traffic in and around Beirut.

 
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The driving schedule for truck drivers in Beirut and Mount Lebanon has been amended following protests by truckers who threatened to block major highways.

During week days, truckers are prohibited from driving on the highways during the 6 a.m. -- 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. -- 7 p.m. time periods.
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