17 Cars with noisy exhausts  impounded, several garages issued violations 

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KUWAIT CITY, Jan 9: The Ministry of Interior impounded 17 cars having exhausts with annoying sounds, while 114 violations were issued to garages.

Yesterday The General Traffic Department in the presence of the Assistant Undersecretary for Traffic and Operations Affairs Major General Jamal Al-Sayegh, held a coordination meeting with the Ministry of Commerce in the presence of the Acting Undersecretary of the Ministry of Commerce, Muhammad Mikhlif Al-Anzi, to develop procedures to get rid of the phenomenon of annoying sounds emanating from vehicle exhausts based on directives from the First Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Interior and Acting Minister of Defense Sheikh Talal Khaled Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah.  

During the meeting, both parties came to a conclusion to organize intensive traffic campaigns and erect checkpoints to impound vehicles violating this law and take immediate and strict measures against companies that install exhausts that cause these annoying sounds.

It was also agreed that the representatives of the ministries of commerce, in coordination with the General Traffic Department, will carry out campaigns against the violating companies that install these exhausts without obtaining the necessary license and take immediate closure measures in this regard. The two sides stressed on the need to for both the ministries to press into service plainclothes men and undercover agents to nail these violating companies.

The General Traffic Department affirmed that it is making efforts and cooperating with all parties to eliminate the phenomenon of annoying vehicle exhausts sounds saying it contributes to noise pollution and causes disturbance to citizens.

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