KUWAIT CITY, Aug 23: The General Traffic Department law does not specify how many cars an expatriate can register under his name, and taking advantage of this (you can call it loophole) hundreds of expatriates are believed to own more than 50 cars each, reports Al-Rai daily. According to GTD sources it is widely believed these people trade in cars – buying, selling and leasing – albeit without license and this prompted the General Traffic Department to study the legality of this ownership and specify the number of cars an expatriate can own.
The GTD sources told the daily “the survey carried out by the Traffic Department, as part of efforts to reduce traffic congestion on the streets, the authorities discovered hundreds of expatriates own dozens of cars and undoubtedly they trade in cars, without obtaining a license from the Ministry of Commerce taking advantage of the fact that there is no law to determine how many cars a person can own. This has led to hundreds of the expatriates circumventing the law by registering more than 50 vehicles in their names.
The GTD pointed out these expatriates make huge profits but the state treasury does not benefit from this trade, because they trade without a license. The sources stated that the GTD wants to streamline or rather put limit on the vehicles each resident will be allowed to own, and probably they may have to pay for every extra car he/she owns. The sources said there are cases of residents who rent vehicles to their compatriots on monthly basis and the GTD is determined to put an end to all this illegal business.