The General Traffic Department through a new mechanism will soon begin collecting data of vehicles registered in other GCC states and plying on Kuwaiti roads, says a press release issued by the Ministry of Interior.
The decision in this regard was taken after it became evident scores of citizens, expatriates and bedoun residing in Kuwait drive vehicles which carry the GCC number plates, taking advantage of the lack of database for cars registered in GCC countries in the GTD computer network.The aim, the press release said, is to monitor and deter drivers from committing traffic offenses and protect people’s lives. According to the press release, instructions have been relayed to all ministry departments and traffic patrols to stop motorists who drive vehicles registered in other GCC states and record the data of the vehicle and the motorist and in the event of any mishap or involvement of the vehicle in any illegal activity, the violation will be recorded against the respective motorist.
The decision taken by the ministry has been praised by several quarters because ‘owners’ of these vehicles will be under obligation to pay fines for offences registered against these vehicles. It has been reported the GTD traffic citations department has recorded huge fines against some vehicles registered in GCC countries and fines incurred by 29 vehicles against 3,267 citations read KD 115,770 the press release added.
Source: Arab Times