Traffic Dept issues 34,837 citations for various violations in one week

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KUWAIT CITY, May 7: The General Traffic Department patrols carried out a number of traffic campaigns in various roads to arrest violators of traffic rules and laws, reports Al-Rai daily. The weekly statistics of the General Traffic Department revealed that the campaigns resulted in the arrest of 22 people whose residency had expired, and they were referred to the competent authority, during the period from April 29, 2023 to May 5, 2023.

The GTD said 80 juveniles were referred to Juvenile Prosecution within a week and 85 violators laws were sent to precautionary detention in addition to issuing 34,837 traffic citations, 178 motorbikes and 34 vehicles were seized, 19 people and 25 wanted vehicles were seized and referred to the competent authorities by the traffic patrols during the same period. The GTD has been conducting regular campaigns in an effort to maintain safety on the roads and enforce traffic laws. The campaigns have been successful in reducing the number of traffic accidents and promoting safe driving habits.

However, despite these efforts, there are still individuals who continue to violate traffic laws and put themselves and others at risk. The General Traffic Department is urging all drivers to abide by traffic laws and regulations in order to ensure the safety of all road users. In addition, the department is calling on all individuals to ensure that their residency status is up-to-date, in order to avoid legal complications and potential arrest. Failure to renew residency permits can result in fines, deportation, and other legal consequences

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