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Kuwait bans home delivery services to reduce traffic

Interior Ministry reportedly preparing to regulate services because they require too many vehicles to be on the roads

Kuwait bans home delivery services to reduce traffic
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Kuwait has suspended home delivery licences in a bid to reduce traffic in the crammed capital.

The Interior Ministry is preparing to regulate home delivery services because it requires too many vehicles to be on the roads, Kuwait Times said.

Kuwait City’s roads are often bottlenecked because the number of drivers has soared in recent years, while no major roadworks have been completed.

The government also has implemented strict new qualifications for obtaining a driver’s licence to reduce the number of new ones issues, including that expatriates must live in the country for two years before they can apply, unless they work in certain categories of jobs such as those with high level degrees.

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WHJ 4 years ago

Most of the home delivery services are carried out on motor bikes which hardly cause any traffic jams!
They really need to start addressing the root cause of the problem and not the symptoms: Fix and develop the infrastructure...

Desert Girl 4 years ago

I'm totally with WHJ. FIX THE INFRASTRUCTURE (or lack thereof). High occupancy vehicle lanes. Toll roads. Safe/clean mass transportation. All of these petty little laws are just bandaids on the surface of what really needs fixing.