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Kuwait eyes strict penalties for traffic violations; KD 300 fine for using mobile phone, KD 500 for over speeding

Friday, May 24, 2024
Kuwait eyes strict penalties for traffic violations; KD 300 fine for using mobile phone, KD 500 for over speeding

Kuwait Interior Ministry is preparing a harsher penalties on anyone who violates traffic rule in order to enhance the road safety measures and control reckless driving.

According to report, the proposed amendments to the Traffic Law includes 1 to 3 years imprisonment or fine ranging from KD 1,000 to KD 3,000 for driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

Three months in jail or KD 300 fine for using a mobile phone while driving.

Three months imprisonment or fine of KD 500 maximum for driving beyond the speed limit.

Two months jail time or fine of KD 200 maximum for violating the tinted windows regulation.

KD 75 fine for leaving children or pets unattended in a car or allowing them to protrude from windows.

Fine ranging from KD 100 to KD 200 for allowing children under 10 years old to sit in the front seat or not using the child seat at the back seat.

Fine ranging from KD 250 to KD 500 for failure to give way too emergency vehicles like fire trucks, ambulances and police cars.

Imprisonment for three months or fine ranging from KD 200 to KD 500 for beating the red light.

Sources indicated that the new law will be approved soon. is now on WhatsApp Channel    Follow Channel

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Mahesh Ganesh Karekar
Sunday, May 26, 2024
Furthermore please construct Pedistrain Bridges for crossing in most of the places like Salmiya, Kheitan, Farwaniya and other places - mainly Car Parking on Roads causes too much and heavy rush - impose heavy penalties on Building Haris as well as on Building owners as they still using their Building Basement for wharehouse purpose and earning. People have to park their vehicles on Road as there is no choise and morning while going to work causes traffic jam. I hope Government will take action soon

Clive Brookes
Saturday, May 25, 2024
Penalties mentioned somewhat over the top, but violations totally agreed.
Miss harsh penalties for not obsrving minimum distances or tail gating and aggressive driving.

Friday, May 24, 2024
Good decision done by the great Kuwait govt. Many expats died on the road accidents because of this bad behaviors of every drivers....

Abu Taher
Friday, May 24, 2024
Very nice

Friday, May 24, 2024
Good News! People should obey the law. Best way to control accidents!

Friday, May 24, 2024
I love the law it will reduce the rate of accidents on the road good job Kuwait..

Friday, May 24, 2024
This offer only for non-Kuwaitis

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