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Focus on bikers without license
KUWAIT CITY, Feb 19: The inspection campaign organized by the General Traffic Department (GTD) in the Ardhiya Industrial Area, in cooperation with the joint committee comprising personnel from the Public Authority for Manpower, resulted in the registration of 692 direct violations, reports Al-Rai daily. During the 5-hour security men arrested 12 people, including 7 Kuwaiti minors for driving without license and handed them over to the Juvenile Prosecution. Police also arrested three 3 expatriates who did not have a driver’s license and referred them to the GTD prison and two expatriates to the Ardhiya Police Station — one was wanted reported absconding by his sponsor and the other staying in the country without valid residence permit, reports Al-Rai daily.
The daily said the campaign was led by the Assistant Director-General, Director of the Department of Planning, Research, Coordination and Follow-up, Brigadier Khaled Mahmoud and Deputy Director-General, Director of the Education Department, Brigadier General Sheikh Fawaz Al- Khaled, and a number senior officials from the GTD, in addition to the Chairman of the Joint Committee in the PAM Muhammad Al- Dhafiri. Brigadier Khaled Mahmoud pointed out Al- Ardhiya Industrial Area was targeted because it is considered one of the areas where many serious violations happen, such as juveniles without driving licenses, vehicles not meeting security and durability conditions, and most motorists fail to renew their car insurance.”
He stressed the campaigns are continuing and targets traffic laws violators and motorcyclists who drive without license and in the best interest of road users, both pedestrians, motorists and twowheel drivers. For his part, Director of the Labor Inspection Department at the Public Authority for Manpower, Dr. Fahd Al-Murad confirmed that “the joint committee, in cooperation with the General Traffic Department, completed the inspection campaigns on ‘home-delivery’ companies in cooperation with the Labor Inspection Department.” He added the campaign aims to ascertain the extent to which employers and expatriate workers comply with the labor law, especially verifying the actual need for labor registered on employers’ files, and not working for others or in an unspecified work center, where the team was able to seize a number of violators. Regarding the arrested, Al-Murad explained that “these workers will be referred to the competent authorities in the Ministry of Interior, to take legal measures in their regard, and the files of employers on which the violators are registered will be blocked, and official measures will be taken against them.