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Many lawmakers fined for violating traffic rules

KUWAIT CITY, June 2: General Traffic Department recorded hundreds of dinars worth of fines for traffic violations against a number of lawmakers, saying the lawmakers in question have received notifications from the Secretariat General of the National Assembly and the value of fines deducted from their monthly allowances. A source said the violations were of minor and major categories, which included crossing the red signal, excessive speeding and parking in ‘no parking zones’.

He cited a car belonging to a lawmaker was registered for traffic violations worth over KD 800 while many others did not go beyond KD 50, indicating only few of them were free of violations. He observed that most of the cars were driven by secretaries or office managers of the lawmakers, while many others were driving by themselves. He hinted the lawmakers have warned their aides to respect codes while driving. The lawmakers are urged to be more law abiding than others.

Meanwhile, a team from Capital Municipality headed by Tariq Al-Qattan destroyed about 74 kgs of expired foodstuff, which were confiscated from a foodstuff storehouse, reports Al-Seyassah daily. The team also closed down a restaurant and issued a number of citations over various violations.

Most of the citations were issued for absence of health certificate for dealing with foodstuff, against employees who work in restaurants or operate a foodstuff outlet such as butchery and restaurant without holding health certificate licenses and for lack of cleanliness of the premises where foodstuff are handled.

In a press statement, Al-Qattan stressed that the emergency teams of Capital Municipality will continue to hold such inspection campaigns even after official working hours to ensure rules and regulations are strictly observed.

By Raed Yousef Al-Seyassah Staff

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