General Traffic Department ‘summons’ motorists for committing traffic violations

KUWAIT CITY, Dec 21: In affirmation to the report published several days ago about Ministry of Interior’s return to impounding vehicles, temporarily confiscating licenses and punishing expatriates with a block on all their transactions, a security source revealed that the General Traffic Department has started summoning motorists who committed major traffic offenses.

The summoning of the motorists with major traffic offenses is aimed at impounding their vehicles in accordance with the traffic Law No. 207 which allows the department to impound vehicles belonging major traffic offenders for a period of two months.

The source explained in his statement that the General Traffic Department has appointed 14 officers to call motorists with major indirect traffic offenses such as speeding, crossing red traffic signal and reckless driving and demand them to surrender their vehicles for a two-month confiscation as per the traffic law.

He affirmed that those who fail to surrender their vehicles will find a “lock” on all their transactions in the traffic department. The source said, “Impounding of vehicles on grounds of the earlier mentioned traffic offenses is aimed at curbing traffic accidents and exerting traffic discipline on the roads as well as deterring reckless drivers who exceed the speed limits”. He revealed about one of the traffic offenders who drove his vehicle at a speed of 300 km/h, which is a very serious traffic violation.

By Munaif Nayef Al-Seyassah Staff and Agencies

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