|23 November, 2017

Kuwait to deport expats who repeat traffic offenses

New traffic laws in Kuwait regarding penalties for not using safety belt, using mobile phone by hand while, driving and parking on pavement: official

Image for illustrative purpose. Vehicles travel on the First Ring Road in Kuwait City.

Image for illustrative purpose. Vehicles travel on the First Ring Road in Kuwait City.

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KUWAIT CITY: Parallel to ambiguity hovering over the constitutionality and legality of the recent amendment to traffic laws regarding penalties for not using safety belt, using mobile phone by hand while, driving and parking on pavement, Director of the General Public Relations and Security Media Department Brigadier Adel Al-Hashash disclosed that the ministry will deport any expatriate who repeats the violation of driving without safety belt and use mobile by hand while driving.

In a televised interview concerning the new traffic law and controversial penalties introduced for the above-mentioned violations to impound the vehicle for two months, Al-Hashash pointed out that an expatriate who repeats the violation of not using safety belt and uses mobile phone while driving will be sent packing.

The traffic law permits impounding of vehicle, while existing articles give the Minister of Interior the right to deport those who violate general order and laws of the country. He called on the public to adhere to traffic rules and cooperate with the traffic officers for the safety of motorists and other road users.

Reporting by Local affairs analyst

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