Apply Now For Your International Driver's License In Lebanon
If you’ve visited Lebanon or are planning a trip to Lebanon or a trip to some other country, it is advisable that you rent a car and drive yourself which can be far easier than using taxis or any other public transport. Lack of good public transportation and reliable taxi services can make it difficult to get to areas outside of Beirut. Moreover if you are looking to experience a place/city/country in the best possible manner, there’s nothing like taking a road trip.
Driving in Lebanon can be challenging for international visitors without the vital International Driver’s License (IDL). International Driver’s License is a translation of your government issued driver's license into eight languages (English, Spanish, Portuguese, German, Russian, French, Arabic and Chinese) designed to be simple to use and easy to understand by foreign authorities.
An international driving license for holders of (your) government issued driver's license can be obtained online at https://www.idlorder.com/.
Here are the steps to follow:
- Visit the online portal
- Download the application form
- Fill out the application form and upload scanned images of photo, driver license and signature.
- Make the payment and you are all set!
At IDL Worldwide, requests are processed within 24 hours. For any query, our customer service representatives can be reached at 732-851-3636. Monday-Friday- 8 am-4 pm.
Driving rules in Lebanon:
Traffic rules for drivers as well as pedestrians in Lebanon have been stipulated by the Government, violation of which is a punishable offense with hefty fines imposed on violators. Major and repeated traffic offenses can lead to imprisonment for a lengthy period of time and confiscation of vehicle and licenses. Moreover it is vital for citizens, international visitors to strictly follow the comprehensive set of traffic rules, which can be instrumental in reducing the fatality rate.
- Driving in Lebanon is on the right-hand side of the road.
- The minimum age to be eligible for a driving license in Lebanon is 18 years.
- A driver needs to be 23 years to rent a car.
- Drivers are to carry a valid driver’s license (an international driver’s license also in case of foreign visitors), registration and insurance documents while driving.
- Drivers cannot drive an impounded vehicle.
- Drivers should comply with the traffic lights, should not overrun the red signal and stop when required.
- Drivers should give way to aged and disabled persons and students.
- They should give priority to ambulances, fire engines, police and other government vehicles.
- Drivers should not drive under fatigue, under the influence of alcohol or drugs. The authorities have adopted 0% tolerance towards driving after drinking.
- No open alcohol containers are permitted in a vehicle on road.
- Drivers should not block intersections.
- Preference should be given to vehicles inside of a roundabout.
- Drivers should not make illegal U-turns.
- Speed limits set by the road safety authorities in Lebanon is a maximum of 50kph in urban areas and 100kph in rural areas. Driving under the speed limit by 20Km/h is not allowed. Driving over the speed limit by 60km/h attracts heavy penalty- vehicle seizure and a jail term.
- Over-speeding, racing and dangerous driving are punishable offenses.
- Seat belts are mandatory for both front and rear passengers in all vehicles.
- Helmets are compulsory for cyclists and motor-cycle riders.
- Cars are forbidden from having tinted windows.
- Vehicles on the road should have their light on at all times.
- Using mobile phones while driving is prohibited. Using a hands-free system is okay.
- Signal lights and high beam lights are to be used only when necessary.
- Hazard lights have to be switched on when the car breaks down or when there is an obstruction on the road.
- It is compulsory to have hazard triangle in the vehicle.
- Dangling any part of the body outside while the vehicle is in motion is a big NO.
- Registration plates have to be displayed clearly on the vehicles.
- Children less than 5 years have to be seated and buckled in a car seat.
- Children less than 10 years should not be seated in the front seat and should not be transported on motor cycles.
- You cannot park vehicles in no-parking zones, pedestrian walkways and crossings or in slots reserved for the disabled.
- If your vehicle in involved in an accident, move it to the side of the road and report the matter to the police right away.
- Causing accidents, not stopping right away or performing a hit and run attract heavy fines, seizure of vehicles and jail terms.