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KUWAIT CITY, April 29: According to a recent statistics issued by the Ministry of Justice, there were 3,577 cases pending at the country’s traffic courts during the months of January and February, of which 1,549 have been adjudicated so far, reports Al-Qabas daily.
The statistics revealed that the total fines recorded in traffic court cases during the aforementioned two months amounted to KD 62,000, including KD 35,920 in January, and KD 26,300 in February.
The cases amounted to 3,577 pending cases, including 2,039 cases in January, 1,538 in February. About 843 cases were decided in January and 706 in February.
The rulings and penal orders issued by the traffic courts, according to the type of rulings during the aforementioned period, were distributed among 31 prison sentences, 21 of which were in January and 10 in February.
The details of the rulings in January were – seven rulings in January at the Capital Traffic Court, followed by six rulings in Hawally Traffic Court, five in Ahmadi Traffic Court, two in Jahra Traffic Court, and one ruling in Farwaniya Traffic Court. The Mubarak Al-Kabeer Traffic Court did not record any sentences of imprisonment during that period.
In the month of February, the courts recorded four prison sentences in the Capital Traffic Court, two each in Mubarak Al-Kabeer Traffic Court and Farwaniya Traffic Court, and one each in Hawally Traffic Court and Jahra Traffic Court. Ahmadi Traffic Court did not record prison sentences during this month.
The total number of driving license revocation rulings was 32 during the aforementioned period, including 19 in January and 13 in February.
The rulings in January include nine rulings for withdrawal of driving licenses in the Hawally Traffic Court, five in Capital Traffic Court, three in Ahmadi Traffic Court, two in Jahra Traffic Court, and one ruling in Farwaniya Traffic Court. No rulings were made in Mubarak Al-Kabeer Traffic Court.
Most of the rulings were issued in February, with five rulings in Capital Traffic Court, four in Hawally Traffic Court, two in Farwaniya Traffic Court, and one each in Ahmadi Traffic Court and Jahra Traffic Court. Mubarak Al-Kabeer Traffic Court did not record any ruling regarding withdrawal of driving license during this month.
The total death cases in traffic courts reached 43 during the same period, including 23 cases in January and 20 cases in February.
The Capital and Ahmadi traffic courts recorded the highest number of deaths, with 6 cases each during January, followed by Jahra Traffic Court with five cases, then Hawally Traffic Court with four cases, and finally Farwaniya Traffic Court with two death cases during this month.
In February, Ahmadi Traffic Court recorded the highest number of deaths, with six cases, followed by Capital Traffic Court, Hawally Traffic Court, Jahra Traffic Court and Mubarak Al-Kabeer Traffic Court with three cases each, and Farwaniya Traffic Court with two death cases.