Min­istry takes ac­tion against ATV driv­ers on pub­lic roads

Kuwait Times - - LOCAL - By Hanan Al-Saadoun

KUWAIT: In­te­rior Min­istry Un­der­sec­re­tary Lt Gen Suleiman Al-Fahd said the In­te­rior Min­istry is work­ing hard on re­solv­ing the traf­fic prob­lem ac­cord­ing to the most mod­ern sci­en­tific and prac­ti­cal meth­ods. He pointed to the dan­ger of driv­ing all-ter­rain-ve­hi­cles (ATVs) and sim­i­lar ve­hi­cles on streets and the ac­ci­dents they cause, de­spite ef­forts and cam­paigns to limit such ac­ci­dents. He said rid­ing of ATVs by chil­dren and youths in res­i­den­tial ar­eas causes many ac­ci­dents and some of them lead to death. Fahd said strict ap­pli­ca­tion of the traf­fic law is in the pub­lic in­ter­est and main­tains the safety of the coun­try’s youth, ad­ding that the re­spon­si­bil­ity is of all with­out ex­cep­tion. He said par­ents are not free from this re­spon­si­bil­ity, ad­ding that any adult who rides an ATV will be de­tained, while a ju­ve­nile will be sent to the care home and his par­ents will be legally re­spon­si­ble.

Pa­gan rit­u­als

The In­te­rior Min­istry’s Re­la­tions and Se­cu­rity In­for­ma­tion De­part­ment said mea­sures have been taken against an em­ployee of the emer­gency hot­line 112, as she did not deal se­ri­ously with a call from a woman about a per­son al­legedly car­ry­ing out Pa­gan rit­u­als in pub­lic, which is il­le­gal in Kuwait. The de­part­ment said the min­istry does not tol­er­ate any lax­ity in deal­ing with such calls or any call that is made to the 112 cen­ter.

Sirens test

The Civil Defense De­part­ment will test sirens to­mor­row (Nov 8) at 10 am to make sure they are in work­ing or­der, a Min­istry of In­te­rior state­ment said. The de­part­ment said that there will be three tunes of vary­ing pitches. The first is in­ter­mit­tent, which means an emer­gency is near hap­pen­ing; the sec­ond is a wavy tune, which means the dan­ger is un­der­way; while the third tune is con­tin­u­ous, which means the dan­ger is over. The civil defense de­part­ment will re­ceive calls and ques­tions from all those who hear the sirens on 1804000.

Lt Gen Suleiman Al-Fahd

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