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33,800 traffic citations issued, 53 arrested in traffic crackdown

KUWAIT CITY, Feb 3: Assistant Undersecretary of the Ministry of Interior for Operations and Traffic Affairs, Major General Jamal Al-Sayegh said traffic campaigns which are aimed at ensuring motorists respect the traffic laws and regulations and reduce traffic accidents were carried out from Jan 26 to Jan 31, during which 33,800 traffic citations were issued, 53 motorists were arrested and 41 vehicles were impounded and taken to the ministry garage, reports Al-Anba daily.

In Farwaniya, 5,300 citations were issued, 13 violators were arrested and two vehicles were impounded in addition to the arrest of 3 persons wanted by law, while in Ahmadi the traffic police issued 3,417 citations and impounded 6 vehicles and arrested 16 motorists. In Jahra, the traffic officers issued 4,462 citations while in the Mubarak Al-Kabeer Governorate 1,821 citations were issued, three motorists were arrested.

On the other hand, the traffic police launched organized an extended campaign in Taima which resulted in impounding a number of vehicles, mostly involving young men holding illegal races and reckless driving.

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