KUWAIT CITY, Nov 13: Acting Assistant Undersecretary for Traffic Affairs, at the Ministry of Interior Major-General Fahd Al-Shuwea was recently quoted as saying an idea has been floated to reduce the requirements for obtaining driving licenses for expatriates born in Kuwait.
In the meantime he unveiled a project through which drivers’ licences can be renewed online. He said, the applicant will have to visit the website of the Ministry of Interior and submit the required documents and collect it from the designated machines just like how it is done by the Public Authority for Civil Information.
Meanwhile, Al-Shuwea said the aim of toughening traffic penalties for violations is not to burden the violators, but to restore discipline and reduce the rates of death and injury. He pointed out the weekly traffic revenues from fines has reach KD 1.2 million. He hopes this income will fall by more than 50 percent by commitment to the traffic laws that have been enforced for the safety of road users.
By Marwa Al-Bahrawi
Al-Seyassah / Arab Times Staff