Truck Weight Control: Installing Weighing Stations to Prevent Road Damage

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KUWAIT CITY, Feb 14: The Deputy Chairman of the Municipal Council Khaled Mufleh Al-Mutairi presented a proposal yesterday to install weighing stations for trucks to ensure that their loads conform to the required specifications. He indicated the possibility of starting the implementation of the proposal in parallel with the current efforts of the Minister of Public Works to repair some highways. In the preamble to his proposal, Al- Mutairi highlighted the numerous damages caused on the roads because of the excessive and illegal loads of trucks, in terms of either weight or height. He stressed the destruction of roads as a result of these heavy loads, which leads to their collapse before their expected lifespan, and thus the state has to bear huge costs to repair and rehabilitate these roads.

In parallel, the Municipal Council member Alia Al-Farsi also submitted a proposal to prevent delivery bikes from being parked and driven on sidewalks, and to identify other alternatives to their parking locations, for example, public parking lots, or dirt squares, to preserve the safety of pedestrians, ensure cleanliness of the sidewalks, reduce their wear and tear, and improve the general view of the country. This is done in coordination with the Kuwait Municipality, the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, the Ministry of Interior, the General Traffic Department, and all relevant authorities.

By Inaas Awadh
Al-Seyassah/Arab Times Staff

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