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600 men, women violate red signal every day in Kuwait

KUWAIT CITY, Sept 25: Six hundred people of both sexes violate the red traffic signal every day in Kuwait, an average of 25 serious violations of this kind every hour, reports Al-Qabas daily quoting informed security sources.

The sources pointed out that the Traffic Planning and Research Department of the General Traffic Department has recorded about 145,000 traffic violations of crossing the red traffic light since the beginning of 2019 until the end of last August, which equals to 600 violations per day, of which 38 thousand violations are registered against female motorists or (27% of the total violations).

The sources pointed out the direct violations of skipping the red signal was about 20 thousand, by 18 thousand committed by male drivers and two thousand by females.

The sources added that indirect violations were 125 thousand. The males accounted for 79 thousand violations and females 36 thousand; and 10 thousand violations are registered in the names of companies. The sources also said money collected against these fines was 7.25 million dinars approximately. Much of the money collected in fines was for jumping the red traffic light. According to the sources, 300,000 people had violated the red traffic lights in 2017, and 273 thousand in 2018.

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