Assistant Undersecretary for Traffic Affairs at the Ministry of Interior Major General Abdullah Al- Muhanna on Tuesday honored agencies that participated in the GCC Traffic Week. The honoring ceremony was held at Al-Jumeirah Hotel in the presence of several senior officials from the ministry. Speaking at the event, Al-Muhanna revealed the number of traffic violations recorded on various roads exceeded 8,000 and the officers arrested around 100 expatriates for driving without a license.
He urged the people to be cautious, because the officers will continue the campaign to put back order on the roads. He appealed to all motorists to be mindful of traffic codes and speed limit to avoid citations and to protect the lives of other road users. He stressed that it is better to be about three minutes late than commit violations or be involved in an accident. He said the installation of more surveillance cameras on the roads has somehow reduced the number of motorists violating the speed limit, but many people seem to be unaware that King Fahad Highway is being monitored as some motorists have been found speeding up to 220 kilometers per hour along this road.