Traffic Department completed study on toughening penalties

Monday, January 15, 2018

The General Traffic Department has completed a study for toughening penalties on grave traffic violations, local media AlShahed daily reported.

According to report, the study shall be submitted to Undersecretary of the Ministry of Interior Lt General Mahmoud Al-Dosari and then to the Deputy Prime Minister and Interior Minister Sheikh Khaled Al-Jarrah, the Cabinet and to the National Assembly for approval.

The study suggests KD 100 fine for jumping the red traffic light and parking vehicles in places allocated for the disabled.

Once approved, reckless motorists shall be fined, imprisoned or referred to the court. Those who exceed speed limit, especially above 180 kms shall be fined and imprisoned. Fines will also increase for other traffic violations, mainly using the cell phone while driving.


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Ptg
Posted on Thursday, January 18, 2018

Traffic is getting unbearable in Kuwait. When i came 9 years ago it was good to drive on kuwait roads...now Tom dick n harry have licence. One way to reduce traffic problem is when people com to renew driving licence the department should check if they fullfil the new criteria to renew licence ...like salary criteria, education criteria etc if they dont meet it please dont renew the licence. Forget the old licence issue new ones. That way more than half the vehicles will b out of roads. Then increase road tax and vehicle insurance.Decrease bus, taxi fares. This is a sure way to reduce the road traffic.

Bajrangi Bhai
Posted on Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Increasing the fine amount will not solve the traffic problem. Applying the law honestly is needed. (No wasta shall work)

Rose
Posted on Monday, January 15, 2018

Mostly the locals and drivers of taxis r on mobiles.

Surya
Posted on Monday, January 15, 2018

Hi
Let these rules truly be effective in all respects. Even now we are observing drivers blatantly using mobiles while driving. Secondly noise pollution by motor bikes is on the increase especially on sea side roads. They drive recklessely and pay no heed to the noise their bikes make. Possibly this aspect should also be considered as one in the list of penalties.

sr
Posted on Monday, January 15, 2018

Find the per person bank transaction freez it ... bring to justice .

A sincere Request to you
Posted on Monday, January 15, 2018

Dear Mr. Mahmoud Al Dosari, MOI
Yes I agree with you for jumping signals and parking in handicapped parking you increase fines. but let me tell you Sir, the speed limit you mentioned 180 kms should be reduced to 120 kms ... that means normally busy roadway like Fahaheel express highway and all ring road speed limit should be just brought down to 80 to 100 / last 120 kms maximum thats all .. and you say about this 180 kms it should be in interior far off places after fahaheel , Jahra or Abdally ...
Please understand by reducing the speed everything will be at its place .. Ah yes the usage of mobile phones while driving there are many still using while driving .. please implement double heavy fines or confiscate the licence completely ... as mentally the driver is not concentrating on the wheels ---and unnecessary accident takes place . Law should be implemented for all expats and Kuwait citizens...
There is a saying --- " You cannot do 2 jobs at one time ....It is logic to think to do one job at one time '''' Please think about this ....carefully .

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