Heads Up, Drivers! Kuwait is Cracking Down on Road Safety!

Aya Elgohary

In a fresh move to safeguard its roads, Kuwait is pulling the brakes on reckless driving by introducing stricter penalties for traffic violations. The Kuwait Ministry of Interior (MoI) announced that these new measures are meant to improve road safety and reduce the number of traffic-related incidents. It’s all about making Kuwait’s streets safer for everyone.

The decision to implement these changes comes after local media reports highlighted the need for greater public awareness about safe driving practices. The MoI aims to track unsafe driving habits that endanger lives and property. From speeding to driving under the influence, the new penalties are set to cover a range of traffic offenses.

 

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From speeding to driving under the influence, the new penalties are set to cover a range of traffic offenses

So, what’s on the plan? For starters, those caught driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs could face one to three years of imprisonment or be fined between 1,000 and 3,000 Kuwaiti Dinars. That’s not all—using a mobile phone while driving could land you a fine of 300 KD or even a three-month jail sentence. And if you’re caught speeding, prepare for a potential fine up to 500 KD or a similar jail term.

The updates don’t stop there. Alongside the major penalties, there are also fines for lesser, yet still serious offenses. For example, improper window tinting could result in a fine up to 200 Kuwaiti Dinars or even two months in jail, and leaving children or pets unattended in vehicles carries a fine of 75 Kuwaiti Dinars. Additionally, allowing children under 10 years old to sit in the front seat can lead to fines ranging from 100 to 200 Kuwaiti Dinars.

Remember, good driving habits not only prevent fines but they also save lives!!

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