KUWAIT CITY, Dec 11: Vehicle Seizure Department in Farwaniya Governorate received a large number of visitors whose vehicles were impounded within the first few days of implementing the new traffic decision, but officers swiftly completed procedures to ease congestion by releasing over 500 vehicles after their owners settled all fines, reports Al-Qabas daily.
The daily quoting a source added the officers were well organized in discharging their duties to the point that no major problem was recorded. Visitors were seen entering and exiting the premises, while the staff guided them to concerned units to process their documents— a method which contributed to reduce pressure and saved time and effort, and also enabled a large number of visitors to accomplish transactions within a record time.
The source noted the traffic campaigns intensified after implementation of Article 169 of traffic law, which prohibits parking or waiting at places specialized for pedestrians and pavements— in addition to Article 207 that bars using the hand to make phone call while driving.
The same article requires motorists and passengers in the front seat to wear seatbelt and crash helmets for bikers. It also empowers traffic officers to impound vehicles and motorbikes for a maximum of two months, the source said.