Kuwait deports 14 expats for driving without licences

Government body reports 862 violations countrywide over a week-long period
By Yasmin Al Heialy
Thu 12 May 2016 11:35 AM

Kuwaiti authorities have deported 14 expatriates over the past week for driving without licences after a week-long clampdown from the General Directorate of Traffic.

In total, the agency reported 862 violations countrywide.

The police patrols seized 1774 cars and motorbikes, confiscated four stolen vehicles and referred 24 drivers to security authorities for committing serious violations.

The police also had to deal with 1,558 accidents in the same week, which left 301 people injured, according to Gulf Digital News‎.

Almost a year ago, Kuwait also deported 152 expats for illegal driving.

The Kuwaiti authorities had recently revised a law that prevented expats from obtaining a driver’s licence until they have lived in the country for two years, with exemptions for a limited number of professions.

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