KUWAIT CITY, Aug 1: Director General of Investigation affirmed that activation and implementation of the ‘minor traffic accident reconciliation order’ has reflected positively on the traffic situation in the country by easing procedures for all parties involved in accidents.
He noted the order was activated with a pilot test in the Capital Governorate on June 3 and its success led to implementation in other governorates since Sunday, July 1 in collaboration with all print, audio, audiovisual and social media, which is tasked to educate the public and explain the law.
He declared statistics concerning the implementation of minor traffic accident reconciliation orders in the six governorates from July 1 to July 31 wherein Capital Governorate recorded 1304 and Hawalli 1418, while Mubarak Al-Kabeer registered 376 and Ahmadi 644, Farwaniya 776, and 422 in Jahra. A total of 970 reconciliation orders were issued since June 3 to June 30.
He explained the party causing the accident is made to pay KD20 and the reconciliation order is sent to the insurance company by the victim who will be compensated without necessarily sending the papers to court; thus reducing the processing period.
He stressed “in case of a minor accident wherein the two parties are not ready for reconciliation, the vehicle should be removed from the road to the right shoulder lane or the nearest safe place to avoid blocking the traffic until the arrival of the police at the scene”.
In case two vehicles or more failed to reconcile, they should all go to the concerned police station for official procedure, and if they fail to create space for smooth traffic flow, citation will be issued against them in line with Article 133 of traffic law amended by the ministerial decision number 2934/2016.