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KUWAIT CITY, March 13: The Traffic and Operations Sector, under direct instructions from the Ministry of Interior’s Assistant Undersecretary for Traffic and Operations Affairs Major General Jamal Al- Sayegh and field follow-up by the Assistant Director- General of Licensing Affairs at the General Traffic Department Brigadier Yousef Al-Khadda, continued to implement its campaigns with the aim of controlling the traffic situation, eliminating recklessness, and curbing traffic violations, reports Aljarida daily.
In detail, an officer from the Public Relations and Media Department of the General Traffic Department Major Abdullah Buhassan explained in a press statement that the security and traffic campaigns held during the past week resulted in the issuance of 27,508 traffic citations, referral of 84 vehicles and 31 motorcycles to the detention garage, and referral of 35 violators who committed serious traffic violations to the General Traffic Department. Also, 57 juveniles were arrested for driving without a driver’s license, and they were referred to the juvenile prosecution. In addition, 20 vehicles wanted by security and judicial authorities were seized, and 10 people wanted by security and judicial authorities were arrested.
The security statistics issued by the Traffic and Operations Sector showed that the Traffic Operations Department ranked first in recording the highest number of violations with a total of 7,679 traffic violations, followed by the Capital Traffic Department with 5,151 violations, and then the Hawally Traffic Department with 4,369 violations.
Also, the General Department of Emergency Police recorded 665 traffic violations during the past week, carried out 355 security and traffic operations, and referred nine vehicles to the detention garage, as well as arrested 12 individuals wanted for security and criminal crimes, 24 individuals without any identification document, and six individuals for driving their vehicle under the influence of liquor. Major Buhassan stated that the police patrol teams were able to seize eight wanted vehicles, which were referred to the competent authorities, and arrest four individuals for drug use and possession, and they were referred to the Drug Control General Department.