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24 Oct 2017 | 09:52 PM UTC

Kuwait: Traffic penalties increase October 24

Kuwait News Alert

Tougher penalties for traffic violations come into effect October 24; foreigners may risk deportation for violations

TIMEFRAME expected from 10/24/2017, 12:00 AM until 10/24/2017, 11:59 PM (Asia/Kuwait). COUNTRY/REGION Kuwait

Event

Kuwaiti authorities announced tougher traffic penalties for drivers on Tuesday, October 24. Authorities will now impound vehicles for two months for those caught driving without seat belts, parking on sidewalks or in no-parking areas, and using a mobile phone while driving. According to media reports, Kuwaiti nationals will be cited for breaking traffic rules and will have their vehicles impounded, while foreigners may deported.

Context

The government of Kuwait is attempting to reduce the high level of traffic accidents and to ensure drivers respect traffic laws.

Advice

Individuals in Kuwait are advised to respect traffic laws at all times.

 

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