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KUWAIT CITY, Nov 27: The Deputy Director-General of the Directorate-General of Traffic for Education Affairs, Brigadier-General Sheikh Fawaz Al-Khaled, said that juveniles driving vehicles without obtaining a driving license is a crime punishable by law, reports Al-Jarida daily. Officer from the Public Relations and Traffic Awareness Department at the General Traffic Department, Major Abdullah Buhassan said the Education, Planning and Research Departments during an extensive traffic campaign in the Al-Qurain Markets issued 312 various traffic citations and arrested 22 juveniles for driving without license and handed them over to the General Department of Juvenile Criminal Investigation Prosecution.
During the campaign 12 cars and 3 motorcycles were also impounded for violating road safety rules and regulations, said Buhassan. Al-Khaled told the daily the campaign was implemented by the Education, Planning and Research Departments, under field supervision of the Assistant Director-General of the General Department of Traffic for Planning and Research Affairs, Brigadier Khaled Mahmoud, to support the security services in the Ministry of Interior in general, and the General Traffic Department in particular in the face of strenuous efforts to stop juveniles from driving without obtaining a driver’s license and blamed the family for allowing the juveniles to commit such violations which can no longer be tolerated. He went on to say the concerned authorities, whether in the traffic sector or the General Department of Criminal Investigation – Juvenile Police Department, have of late monitored a noticeable increase in juveniles either causing serious traffic accidents or committing serious traffic violations as well. On the reasons for the sudden field campaigns organized by traffic departments, Al-Khaled said the education, planning, research and technical affairs departments are working in the field to support their colleagues in the Licensing and Traffic Department which is a heavy traffic security burden, so the senior traffic officers decided on the field support