Traffic Accidents in Kuwait kill more than 400 people every year

Monday, March 12, 2018

More than 400 people lose their life in car accidents every year, Interior Ministry’s Assistant Undersecretary for Traffic Affairs Maj Gen Fahd Al-Shuwaye said. The number of traffic accidents reached around 70,000 in 2017, and caused many injuries too. The number of fines registered daily is very high compared to Kuwait’s population and number of vehicles, Shuwaye said on the sideline of GCC unified traffic week celebration. The GCC unified traffic week with a slogan of ‘Your life is a trust’ is being held from March 11-15, 2018. The event aims to spread traffic awareness for the safety of road users.

This year’s slogan ‘your life is a trust’ targets all road users by emphasizing that by respecting traffic laws, we can protect lives. The traffic department is working hard to deliver awareness messages to all the road users in cooperation with the security media and public relations department.

The Traffic Week is an awareness week and not a week for boosting traffic fines. “Our goal is not to register more fines, but to protect motorists. We are still ticketing violations including not using seat belts, not wearing a helmet for motorcycle riders, using mobile phones while driving and others. But we have stopped seizing the vehicles for these violations,” Shuwaye said.

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Ahmed
Monday, March 12, 2018
We really needed to install LED display second counter at Red signals. Moreover strict penalty to impose for Tailgating.

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