Kuwait collects $34.5 million in traffic fines in two months

March 4, 2010
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Kuwaiti traffic police car

Kuwait has collected around KD 10 million ($34.5 million) in traffic fines in two months, a traffic official has said.

The staggering amount is more than the triple of the KD 3 million the traffic authorities collected in the first two months of last year.

Officials said that a strict application of the law on paying fines was behind the impressive surge in the collection.

“The new measures stipulate that fines should be paid in full before a driver benefits from any service provided by the traffic directorate,” Colonel Mohsen Al Makhyal, the head of traffic violations, said. “Nobody can register a car, renew the driving licence or transfer the vehicle ownership before all pending fines are paid. Traffic court procedures have been invigorated to deal more efficiently with those who do not pay their fines,” he said.

         

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