Tag Archives: traffic

‘Disarray’ draws motorists ire gone to take seized cars

KUWAIT CITY, Nov 22: Chaos and resentment prevailed when some people went to collect their vehicles which were impounded by the authorities from motorists who were caught not wearing the seat belts or speaking on the phone while driving. After the exception of some cases, since last Thursday, the places …

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Legislative back-and-forth on impounds – Panels prep draft laws

KUWAIT CITY, Nov 20: The parliamentary Legislative and Legal Affairs Committee on Monday discussed two proposals on amending the Audio Visual Law, says committee member MP Ahmad Al-Fadel. Speaking to reporters after the meeting, Al-Fadel pointed out that the current law contradicts constitutional stipulations on freedom and it was approved …

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MP VOWS DEADLINE CALL TO CANCEL REVERSAL – Interior in U-turn on car impounds

‘Fines don’t work’ KUWAIT CITY, Nov 19: The Ministry of the Interior in a press release has said the Ministry has neither postponed nor cancelled the activation of Article 207 of the Traffic Law. According to the law the vehicle will be impounded for two months in addition to the …

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Impounds for not wearing seat belts or using mobile phone while driving suspended

KUWAIT CITY, Nov 16: The General Traffic Department (GTD) has suspended implementation of the decision to impound vehicles if the driver and front seat passenger are not wearing seat belts or if the driver is using mobile phone by hand while driving in compliance with the directive of acting Minister …

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MPs query concerns on cars, colons – ‘Traffic’ urged to review decision

SURGE IN IMPOUNDS RAISES IRE AMONG LEGISLATORS KUWAIT CITY, Nov 15: MP Waleed Al-Tabtabaei has presented questions to acting Minister of Interior Sheikh Khalid Al-Jarrah about the law on impounding vehicles. He said the Ministry of Interior had earlier decided to amend some provisions of Decree No. 81/1976 on the …

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Cars seized if not wearing belt, using phone on road

136 students caught driving without licence KUWAIT CITY, Nov 15: Acting Undersecretary for Traffic Affairs at the Ministry of Interior, Major- General Fahd Al-Shuwea said Article 207 of the Traffic Law has been activated as of Wednesday, Nov 15, 2017, reports Al- Anba daily. According to the article vehicles will …

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Public outrage as hundreds of cars seized in new traffic law

KUWAIT CITY, Nov 15: Implementation of the decision taken by the Ministry of Interior to include three traffic violations in the list of regulations that sanction impounding of vehicles has started. The three violations include: using mobile phone while driving, parking on pavements and pedestrian crossings, and driving without seat …

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Impounding cars for 2 mths begins Wednesday; ‘No removing plates’

KUWAIT CITY, Nov 11: Director General of Public Relations and Media Security Brigadier Adel Al-Hashash affirmed that General Traffic Department has suspended the removal of number plates from vehicles parked at “No Parking” zones. He added the policy will be replaced by impounding for two months all vehicles whose drivers …

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Two-month impound of cars for traffic violations – Offences listed

KUWAIT CITY, Nov 8: Acting Undersecretary for Traffic Affairs at the Interior Ministry, Major-General Fahd Al-Shuwea has issued instructions to all traffic departments to apply Article 207 of the traffic law in the strictest sense, reports Al- Anba daily. According to the directives, the impoundment of vehicles will not be …

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GTD has new office to corner ‘indirect’ traffic rule breakers – Without seat belts or use mobile phones with one hand rule from next week

KUWAIT CITY, Nov 7: The Directorate- General of the General Traffic Department has established a new office which is affiliated to the Traffic Violations Investigation Department, reports Al- Seyassah quoting a senior official of the Ministry of Interior. The daily quoting the official said the task of the new office …

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