Pedestrians cross a street in Beirut, Wednesday, April 22, 2015. (The Daily Star/Khalil Hassan)
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Punishments for pedestrians violating Lebanon's new traffic law will not be fully implemented before adequate infrastructure is in place, a security source said Tuesday.The law, which has been gradually implemented since last Wednesday, is comprised of 420 articles, including a list of violations for which pedestrians can receive fines of LL20,000 .Tickets can be issued to pedestrians for refraining from walking on sidewalks, passages, bridges and tunnels designated for pedestrians for a distance of 150 meters, and not abiding by traffic lights.Pedestrians walking in groups at night should display a white and yellow colors in front, and red in the rear, in order to alert traffic. Fines will also be imposed on pedestrians walking on highways, and on workers who are not wearing reflective vests when working on the streets at night.
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