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GTD eyes stiff punishments against motorists committing grave violations

KUWAIT CITY, Feb 13: General Traffic Department intends to apply a law with very stiff punishments against those who commit grave traffic violations, after statistics indicated an increase in death cases due to traffic accidents, reports Al-Shahed daily quoting informed sources. They said there are series of penalties included in the bill that will be presented to the Cabinet.

The sources revealed that the cars used for committing grave traffic violations will be demolished and turned into scrap using special machines while the violators will be imprisoned, adding that the traffic fines will be increased. Meanwhile, General Traffic Department has launched an automated system for facilitating the payment of traffic fines by citizens and expatriates, reports Al-Anba daily.

This new system was launched based on instructions of Minister of Interior Sheikh Mohammad Khalid Al-Hamad Al-Sabah and under the supervision of Undersecretary Lieutenant General Sulaiman Al-Fahad for facilitating the procedures and transactions of citizens and expatriates. The system will allow payment of more than one fine at a time unlike the previous system that allows payment of fines one after the other.

 3 people rescued: Rescue officers from Coast Guard Department rescued three drunken Kuwaiti citizens after their boat crashed into a huge rock near Kubbar Island, reports Al-Shahed daily. The officers rushed to the location after one of the citizens notified the Operations Room of Ministry of Interior. The timely arrival of rescuers saved the lives of the three citizens as water was leaking into their boat and causing it to sink. The three citizens have been referred to Sharq police station for investigations over their drunken state.

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