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Point-to-point cameras installed by the Ministry of Interior on Nuwaiseeb Road. A huge reduction in traffic violations has been witnessed after installing these cameras.
‘Traffic cameras installed on Nuwaiseeb Road successful’

KUWAIT CITY, Feb 14: Point-to-point traffic surveillance cameras (CCTV) which the Ministry of Interior tested from Dec, 2013 until Feb, 2014 along the Nuwaiseeb Road recorded outstanding successes that guarantee traffic control. In a press release, the Acting Director of Security Information, Public Relations and Moral Guidance Director Colonel Adel Al- Hashash disclosed the implementation of the system was based on the directives of the Interior Minister Sheikh Mohammad Al-Khaled Al- Sabah. He said the minister has implored the officials in charge to take all necessary procedures to maximize security and safety of citizens and expatriates in the country, while the Undersecretary Lt Colonel Sulaiman Al-Fahad is closely monitoring its execution. He declared during the experimentation period - Dec 25-Jan 24, 2014, about 2,502,828 vehicles plied the road. He noted 13 percent of the vehicles violated traffic codes at the initial stage of experimentation. However, 652,729 vehicles were recorded from both sides of the road in the actual enforcement of the camera operation on Feb 1, and the violations reduced to 3.3 percent.

Expat arrested: Immigration officers at the Kuwait International Airport have arrested a 33-year-old Arab after he arrived from a GCC country, reports Al- Watan Arabic daily. The man is wanted by law in a betrayal of trust case. He has been referred to the concerned authorities. Meanwhile, a 20-year-old Kuwaiti has filed a complaint with the Kabad Police Station accusing an unidentified person of stealing two dune buggies and two power generators, reports Al-Watan Arabic daily. Police are looking for the suspect.

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