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GTD reviewing expat driving licences to uncover fake documentation
July 14, 2018, 3:07 pm
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General Traffic Department (GTD), acting on the direction of the Acting Assistant Undersecretary for Traffic Affairs at Ministry of Interior Major General Fahd Al-Shuwa’i, has started reviewing and auditing the driving licenses of expatriates with the aim of cancelling the driving licenses that were issued illegally such as through submission of fake certificates proving high qualifications, it was reported from informed sources. They revealed that these directives were issued following the discovery of some forgery cases with the cooperation of Criminal Investigations Department.

Meanwhile, the sources indicated that the General Traffic Department has prepared a plan for solving traffic congestion experienced throughout the country especially during the peak hours, revealing that a number of suggestions will be referred to the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior Sheikh Khalid Al-Jarrah. They explained that these suggestions include preventing the registration of more than one car under one expatriate’s name, and cancelling issuance of licenses for very old vehicles. The recommendations also include implementing road construction and improvement projects with the cooperation of Ministry of Public Works. In addition, the Engineering Section of General Traffic Department presented a recommendation for developing the infrastructure of streets and creating bus stops. 

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