Study on toughening traffic penalties completed – 100 KD fine for jumping red traffic light

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 13 The General Traffic Department has completed a study for toughening penalties on grave traffic violations, reports Al- Shahed daily.

The study shall be submitted to Undersecretary of the Ministry of Interior Lt General Mahmoud Al-Dosari and then to the Deputy Prime Minister and Interior Minister Sheikh Khaled Al-Jarrah, the Cabinet and to the National Assembly for approval.

The study suggests KD 100 fine for jumping the red traffic light and parking vehicles in places allocated for the disabled. Reckless motorists shall be fined, imprisoned or referred to the court.

Those who exceed speed limit, especially above 180 kms shall be fined and imprisoned. Fines will also increase for other traffic violations, mainly using the cell phone while driving.

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