Get up close and personal. Don’t panic if you feel your car caressing another. Many a vehicle in Beirut looks like it’s suffered multiple collisions – but this is an illusion. These cars just had the misfortune to be subject to the ‘Oops, let’s carry on’ philosophy of making contact with parked cars.* Indeed, most of the time it’s just the slow build up of tiny little encounters while trying to park, or driving while intoxicated (it does happen). That and cripplingly low wages that prevent people from repairing or upgrading.
You can read the rest of the tips on The Huffington Post here.
One additional tip from me is to always plan an alternate route in your mind wherever you’re driving to in case some group of douchebags decided to suddenly block the streets with burning tires over a silly matter.