Top transport official says move is part of new crackdown on road violations
Kuwait has deported 86 expatriates in recent days for traffic violations, a top official has said.
The Gulf country announced a crackdown on expats who commit traffic offences, including running a red light, speeding and driving without a licence, less than a week ago.
Sixteen people were deported within the first three days, according to Kuwait Times.
Assistant Undersecretary for Traffic Affairs Lt Gen Abdul Fattah Al-Ali said on Saturday a total of 86 had now been sent home.
About 70 vehicles also have been impounded.
“We have received green light from the minister of interior and undersecretary to take strict actions against expatriates who do not abide by traffic rules, especially those who jump red traffic light and drive without driving license and over speed,” Al-Ali told the local daily.
“Those instructions have been passed to all patrols, and was given the blessings of first deputy prime minister and minister of interior, which calls for immediate deportation of any expatriate who drives without license.
“Also all expatriates who jump red signal or overspeed will be deported. Of course, we will also take strict actions against citizens who commit such traffic violations as those violations endanger the lives of other people. Therefore, article 33 of traffic law will be strictly implemented, and the vehicle of the citizen who breaks the law will be impounded for three months.”