Libya warns Foreigners on Car Number Plates

By John Lee.

At a time when Libya faces threats from kidnapping, terrorism, corruption and violent crime, its security services have chosen to focus their attention on the problem of foreigners driving cars with registration plates of the wrong colour.

Libya Herald says Tripoli’s Security Directorate has warned foreigners living in Tripoli not to drive in cars with the all-white plates, which are intended exclusively for privately-owned vehicles belonging to Libyan citizens; they must instead have a white plate with a number in a blue square denoting their specific country.

Foreigners in Tripoli have told the news agency that they avoid using the blue-squared number plates for fear of being targeted by corrupt traffic police looking for bribes.

The Security Directorate has warned that it would take "strong measures” against those infringing the law.

(Source: Libya Herald)

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