Speeding is one of the biggest causes of crashes, so speed cameras have been installed on highways in Aleppo and now Damascus too.
New green Chinese buses have appeared on the roads in the past couple of years, with (relatively) modern safety features – and they are less environmentally harmful than the white Russian beasts they are replacing.
And what about this. Seleucid has taken this picture of road spikes in Aleppo. They puncture the tyres of any car driving the wrong way down a one-way road.
One major problem remains, though. Drink-driving. It is all too common for a group of friends to go out, get drunk, and get straight back into the car. It has taken decades to make this disgusting habit taboo in the West – it will probably take just as long in Syria.