Steps to pay for traffic offenses online

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KUWAIT CITY, Jan 3: The COVID-19 pandemic has increased the need for online completion of transactions through a mechanism that ensures social distancing and non-gathering of the public, reports Al-Anba daily.

In this context, the importance of the information service for traffic violations in Kuwait lies in identifying the number and type of traffic violations that have been recorded against a motorist in order to prepare for the payment of relevant fines. This electronic service comes within the framework of the Kuwaiti government’s endeavor to develop all government services provided to the public, and reduce the burden on government employees by reducing the convergence of clients at various government departments.

Kuwait’s Ministry of Interior is keen to ensure the safety and security of motorists on different roads in all governorates due to which it has set necessary rules and regulations that must be adhered to by all in order to ensure the safety of both motorists and pedestrians on the roads.

A number of penalties commensurate with each of the traffic offenses, the value of which varies depending on the severity of the violation. The penalties that appear when inquiring about traffic offenses can be either fines or imprisonment, based on what law enforcement officials deem appropriate to the gravity of the violation committed.

In this regard, the Ministry of Interior has allowed citizens and residents in Kuwait to check traffic violations electronically through the official website of the ministry.

Traffic violations can be inquired about using the civil ID number of the motorist through the following steps:
1. Enter the official website of Kuwait’s Ministry of Interior –
2. Choose “e-services” from the home page
3. Click on “General Traffic Department from the drop-down list
4. Click on “Pay Fines” from the available services
5. Enter the user’s civil ID number
6. Click on the “Inquiry” icon in order to identify the type of the violation registered against the driver and the fine amount

Traffic offenses that are registered against motorists in Kuwait are divided into violations that can be paid electronically and violations that cannot be paid electronically.

In terms of payments, the violations that can be paid electronically are paid through one of the available methods of electronic payment, and for the rest of the violations, the motorist must visit the traffic department in order to pay the fines.

It should be noted that traffic violations that are successfully paid are made clear through the website about 15 minutes after payment. Therefore, it is advised not to pay again in the event that the payment has been made and the violation continues to appear in the user’s account.

Nonetheless, everything related to the process of inquiring about traffic violations, starting from opening an account on the portal to the detailed inquiry steps, can be viewed on the Ministry of Interior’s website –, under articles section, where all instructions are listed. 

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