‘New traf­fic cam­eras trap 33000 mo­torists in 2 mths’

‘Reck­less driv­ers tar­get; 915 de­ported’

Arab Times - - LOCAL - By Me­shal Al-Sanousi Al-Seyas­sah Staff and Agen­cies

KUWAIT CITY, Sept 16: Act­ing As­sis­tant Un­der­sec­re­tary for Traf­fic Af­fairs at Min­istry of In­te­rior Ma­jor Gen­eral Fa­had Al Shuwai re­vealed that the num­ber of vi­o­la­tions reg­is­tered us­ing the new traf­fic cam­eras from July 16, 2016, when th­ese cam­eras were launched, to Septem­ber 9, 2017 are 32,941.

He ex­plained that 915 in­di­vid­u­als were de­ported and 54,166 ve­hi­cles and 950 mo­tor­cy­cles were seized in 2016. From Jan­uary 1, 2017 to July 29, 2017, 117 in­di­vid­u­als were de­ported, and 12,028 ve­hi­cles and 633 mo­tor­cy­cles were seized.

Ma­jor Gen­eral Al-Shuwai stressed that the new traf­fic cam­eras are based on ad­vanced tech­nol­ogy whereby ve­hi­cles that com­mit traf­fic vi­o­la­tions can be recorded from any an­gle.

He clar­i­fied that the aim of th­ese cam­eras are not only for record­ing traf­fic vi­o­la­tions but also for track­ing care­less driv­ers and vi­o­la­tors of traf­fic rules and reg­u­la­tions.

Ma­jor Gen­eral Al-Shuwai in­di­cated that more mea­sures will be taken against vi­o­la­tors of traf­fic law with the aim of pro­tect­ing the loves and prop­er­ties of the peo­ple and en­sur­ing the safety of road users.

Fur­ther­more, he in­di­cated that the Gen­eral Traf­fic De­part­ment sum­moned 1,505 own­ers of ve­hi­cles with G.C.C. num­ber plates against whom in­di­rect vi­o­la­tions were reg­is­tered, reach­ing up to 97,000 vi­o­la­tions, adding that the de­part­ment will con­tinue with such mea­sures for the pro­tec­tion and safety of road users.

Di­rec­tor Gen­eral of the Public Re­la­tions and Se­cu­rity Me­dia De­part­ment of Min­istry of In­te­rior Brigadier Adel Al-Hashash af­firmed that the Gen­eral De­part­ment for Public Re­la­tions and Se­cu­rity Me­dia fol­lows up all ac­tiv­i­ties of the min­istry from start un­til fin­ish.

He re­vealed that the aware­ness cam­paigns re­lated to the new cam­eras had achieved its ob­jec­tives in terms of re­duc­ing the rate of de­por­ta­tion over grave traf­fic vi­o­la­tions, and the num­ber of seized ve­hi­cles and mo­tor­cy­cles.

Brigadier Adel Al-Hashash said spe­cial­ized of­fi­cers of the de­part­ment, through their pres­ence at the sites of var­i­ous oc­ca­sions cel­e­brated in the coun­try, has been keep­ing a tab on the public be­hav­ior seen on the roads and re­fer­ring the vi­o­la­tors to the con­cerned author­i­ties of the min­istry for in­ves­ti­ga­tions, in­di­cat­ing that this has con­trib­uted to deal­ing with the traf­fic is­sue in a proper man­ner.

Dis­abled fan­tasies: Per­son­nel from Crim­i­nal Ev­i­dences have ar­rested young dis­abled Kuwaiti per­son for break­ing into the ac­counts of young women on In­sta­gram and Snapchat, copy­ing their videos and post­ing on Twit­ter and other so­cial net­work­ing web­sites, re­ports An­na­har daily.

The daily added, the ar­rest came af­ter the vic­tims filed com­plaints with the e-crimes de­part­ment of the Min­istry of In­te­rior.

The daily added, the sus­pect sport­ing long hair was caught in­side a com­mer­cial mar­ket in Al-Rai.

Dur­ing in­ter­ro­ga­tion he ad­mit­ted to the charge. He has been handed

Ammo dis­cov­ered: A large quan­tity of am­mu­ni­tion was re­cov­ered from a site af­fil­i­ated to Kuwait Oil Com­pany (KOC) in Raw­datain area, re­ports Al-Sha­hed daily.

When the Op­er­a­tions Room of Min­istry of In­te­rior re­ceived in­for­ma­tion from KOC about the dis­cov­ery of the am­mu­ni­tion rounds, se­cu­ri­ty­men rushed to the lo­ca­tion and cor­doned off the area un­til ex­perts of ex­plo­sives lifted the am­mu­ni­tions safely.

Mine blast hurts 2: Two cit­i­zens were se­ri­ously in­jured due to the ex­plo­sion of a land­mine be­lieved to be part of weapons left by Iraqi in­vaders in Salmi, re­ports Al-Rai daily.

Se­cu­ri­ty­men and paramedics rushed to the lo­ca­tion af­ter re­ceiv­ing in­for­ma­tion on the in­ci­dent. They found the two in­jured cit­i­zens with their dam­aged cars upon ar­riv­ing at the scene. The cit­i­zens were

Thief in shock: An uniden­ti­fied thief who stole a car which was kept with engine run­ning, ap­par­ently pan­icked when he saw a three-yearold tod­dler sleep­ing on the back seat of the car, re­ports Al-Rai daily.

This hap­pened in Jleeb Al-Shuy­oukh when a Syr­ian man kept the car engine run­ning and en­tered a gro­cery shop. When he re­turned he found the car and the daugh­ter miss­ing.

Af­ter he filed a com­plaint with the area po­lice sta­tion, po­lice pa­trols found the girl in front or a res­tau­rant in the area.

Po­lice are look­ing for the sus­pect and the car.

Flat bro­ken into: A 30-year-old Kuwaiti woman has filed a com­plaint with the Salwa Po­lice Sta­tion ac­cus­ing an uniden­ti­fied per­son of steal­ing money and her cell phone from her apart­ment, re­ports AlSha­hed daily.

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