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More Lebanese women dodge fuel shortage on motorcycles

More women in Lebanon are using motorcycles to move around the city as fuel prices are soaring amid the devastating economic crisis.
Lebanon motorcycle

BEIRUT — Soaring fuel prices in Lebanon have pushed citizens to find more affordable alternatives to their vehicles. The sight of women on motorcycles has become more common, since motorcycles are more fuel-efficient than cars.

Aya Awad, 20, a university student who lives in Tarik el-Jedideh in the capital Beirut, told Al-Monitor, “I bought a motorcycle about three years ago, just when the economic crisis began. It is cheaper and faster than a car during congested rush hours.”

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