The wide roads outside Beirut for the most part dont have any lane markings. So the traffic all compete to see who can be the fastest driver and take the most risks, just zig zgs all over the roads. Its fascinating to watch. Mind you I always have my safety belt tightly fastened unlike a lot of the other drivers and passengers.
The roads over the mountains are very twisty as they have to rise to a height of over 100o meters. So there are lots of short straights ansd sharp bends on this smooth wide road .
The traffic for the most part all seems to be taking part in one huge race in both directions with no central reservation barrier. All the traffic is very close to the vehicle up ahead and when overtaking pass very close to traffic coming in the other direction. There is very little margin for error.