Possible way to avoid speeding radars in Lebanon

If this device is too expensive for you, you may want to consider signing up for an account at Trapster, a mobile application that can alert you about nearby radars!

How Does It Work?

Users submit speed traps, enforcement cameras, and road hazards, that then alert all Trapster users in the area. A high-tech version of flashing your headlights to alert drivers of potential road hazards.

I think it’ll be helpful if enough Lebanese users registered, don’t you think?

Thanks to @jadhamdan for pointing me to the application via twitter.

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19 Responses to Possible way to avoid speeding radars in Lebanon

  1. Templar November 9, 2010 at 10:56 pm #

    Wouldnt sticking to the speed limits be a better idea,a more civilized idea and save you self the trouble of causing a car accident and possibly killing someone be better. Lebanese always looking for the easy way out.. and they say this sountry will change… yeah right

  2. nightS November 10, 2010 at 9:53 am #

    LOL Rami I agree with Templar on this one!

  3. Fadi November 10, 2010 at 2:48 pm #

    Amazing, the lengths at which the Lebanese would go to avoid becoming slightly more civilized and actually improve road safety… Abide by the law, it’s a fullproof way of avoiding the tickets !!

  4. Rami November 10, 2010 at 3:01 pm #

    @Templar & @nightS & @Fadi
    I got similar replies on Twitter, but I really did NOT have promoting over-speeding on my mind when I was writing this post.
    You might be driving safely on a highway but accidentally cross the speed limit, would you prefer getting a ticket or getting alerted?
    Anyway, it all depends on HOW you intend to use it, the application is there whether I wrote about it or not. “Fidaki ya oummi” BMW drivers would of course abuse it (that if they ever knew how to use a smartphone!), others may simply appreciate knowing where the radars are located to pay more attention in these spots.

  5. rabjam November 10, 2010 at 7:48 pm #

    trapster is very popular on the streets of kuwait where i use the application on a daily basis on my iphone to alert me on nearby police traps,speed radars and vehicle accidents..very helpfull indeed i highly recommend it here in lebanon..

  6. KL November 10, 2010 at 11:01 pm #

    OMG! What an awesome app! IT reminds of this other one I saw that would be great in Leb. It’s the same concept as Trapster, but instead of speed traps, it lets users identify and pinpoint locations in Lebanon where a certain type of people are located. These people are conceited j7ash, who think they are “special”, above the law, need to be FIRST in traffic, a probably the ones who also make that that third and fourth left turn lane at the light.
    Oh wait. That’s all of Lebanon. Grow up, douche.

  7. Elian November 11, 2010 at 8:56 am #

    Very efficient protection against radar laser & camera : https://cobra.com/category/radar-detectors.cfm

  8. Shadi November 24, 2010 at 9:27 pm #

    For the smart and civilized idiot called “Fadi” up there, when you learn how to drive and when you try the lebanese roads, than its appropriate for you to say something. Till than plz try not to be a wise guy cuz your not… I drive every day to my university about 90km and im capable of driving safely and at a reasonable speed, but 100km/hr thats unfair especially when im forced to drive at 100 when other people WHO know some VIPs(WASTAT) are driving at crazy speeds…

  9. TOP SECRET February 5, 2011 at 6:08 pm #

    HEY GUYS, Shadi, i am with you 100% i know what ur talking about, i wont go in 2 much details about where or how i get my information from, but let me say one thing for the trapster users in lebanon, because of our slow and bad internet servers in our cell phone companies, when some one who has trapster post that he did saw a speed radar,and by the time that our SLOW internet do his job and share it for all other trapster users by that time the radar will be gone (w bi koun yalli darab darab, w yalli harab harab) so people dont trust trapster alot, but i have an easy solution for you guys, what about you take off your back side license plate, wouldnt be that better, bcs all 90% of the radars in lebanon are in a nissan SUV so he has to pull over on the right side of the road, and the camera only get the cars from behind, so people just take ur license plate from behind, and one more thing try to put nutrual, while getting next to the radar, i am not sure that it works 100% but those 2 ideas are working with me for now thank god, and yes shadi 100 km/h sux they should make it 120 km/h but guess what the people who are responsible about this speed limit they dont have to drive 100km/h because the have big balls and they are the big mafia guys no one cant make them pay anything, and even so most of there license plates are fake, so all what i can say screw this country driving rules

  10. Farah February 17, 2011 at 8:30 pm #

    Good post. thx for your comments guys.

  11. Shadi March 14, 2011 at 9:29 pm #

    Hey again.. Its a little hard for me to take off my license plate cuz i pass on the “7AJEZ EL MADFOUN” every day twice on my way to uni. Sometimes i get stopped just for random checkup or if i had my friends with me so they can cause a lot of problems if they didnt see the plates. I guess you know our country w especially government guys, all they like to do is ” yet5aryano 3layna” so manni mittar. Anyways i found out long ago that the fixed radars are not operating, as for the random ones, they oly have like 3 or 4 places to be from tripoli to jbeil, all i need to do is keep an eye on those places and after that im free to drive at any speed i want.. Good luck.. I already got 1 ticket.. Hope u wont.. Thx for the advice anyway mr. top secret…

  12. Elie March 24, 2011 at 3:14 pm #

    Any idea if the fixed radars are still working?! I know i was speeding in many locations, i could see the black cameras hanging on light poles (with solar panels powering them) a little too late to actually get my speed down and think “SHIT I’M CAUGHT” but then no ticket on the website even after 2-3 weeks… weird… I know the mobile units are working cuz i keep seeing people get flashed on the DT-Hamra highway… anyway just wanna know if all hell broke loose again and the system failed.. again..

  13. Shadi March 26, 2011 at 11:06 am #

    Actually since the first day, the fixed ones were never activated. Also the black ones with the solar panels aren’t radars, they were placed by the LBCI channel to monitor the road traffic. You can access these cameras through their website. Gdluck…

  14. natahorchata September 29, 2015 at 2:19 pm #

    This one for Android is working very well! try it!
    https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=avisador.de.radares.moviles.fijos.gratis.speed.cameras

  15. Jamal Jamal September 15, 2016 at 10:49 am #

    respect the speed limit and drive carefully this is the best way to avoid speed tickets and guarantee safe arrive to ur destination

  16. Joud alamddin September 19, 2016 at 12:12 am #

    “This application uses a stolen database of confidential personal records from the Interior Ministry of Lebanon. The use of the database outside of the Ministry is illegal. The possession of this data by a non-government agency is illegal.”

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