Jreij chairs media meeting on new traffic law

APRIL 7, 2015 (REFERRING TO THE NATIONAL NEWS AGENCY – LEBANON) Minister of Information, Ramzi Jreij, on Tuesday chaired a meeting at his meeting in the Ministry on the new traffic law, in presence of MP Mohammad Qabbani, the Ministry’s General Director Hassan Falha, Colonel Joseph Mousallem, National News Agency Director Laure Sleiman Saab, and news chief editors of Lebanon’s media means.

In his word, Minister Jreij indicated that the meeting was devoted to shed light on the role of media on the campaign organized by the Traffic Authority in order to inform the citizens of the provisions of the new law via TV and radio.

He clarified that the new law comprised 420 articles touching on the most of the problems that can encounter drivers and pedestrians on roads, including speed, stopping, signs, and safety terms, in addition to provisions relevant to the mechanical inspection and obligatory insurance.

“Since, basically, no one is supposed to be ignoring the law, it is now necessary and urgent to organize special seminars to explain the provisions of the new traffic law within a wide national campaign that aims to raise awareness among citizens who are asked to respect this law,” he added.

For his part, Falha maintained that the absence of signs on roads did not justify the violation of law, stressing that the Ministry is ready to help apply the new traffic law.

Lastly, Colonel Moussallem indicated that a media campaign was in process since the traffic issue needed national awareness, adding that media means must support the new traffic plan.