Recent statistics by the Ministry of Justice indicates 480 deaths were recorded in 20,000 cases of traffic accidents registered this year. A total of 20 cases were recorded in July, 38 cases in August, 42 cases in Sept, 39 cases in October, 35 cases in November and 40 cases in December. Meanwhile, the Traffic Court looked into over 9,000 cases in the first half of the year; and sentenced 139 people to prison; withdrew the driving licenses of 186 people for major traffic violations, and collected about KD 212,000 in fines during the period.
Hawally Court issued the highest imprisonment sentences with 29.3 percent, followed by Al-Ahmadi with 28.8 percent, while Jahra, Capital and Farwaniya registered between 16 to 11 percent respectively. The Hawally court withdrew 66 driving licenses and 14 by Farwaniya Court.
Meanwhile, two employees working for the Directorate-General for Civil Aviation (DGCA) at the Saad Al-Abdullah Terminal have been referred to the Jleeb Al-Shuyoukh Police Station, reports Al-Shahed daily. The daily added, according to reliable sources both men traded insults over the failure of equipment and blamed each other until police intervened and separated the duo before things got out of control.