Eight ar­rested, 66 bikes, ATVs im­pounded in crack­down

Kuwait Times - - LOCAL - By Hanan Al-Saadoun

KUWAIT: Traf­fic po­lice launched a three­day in­spec­tion cam­paign that re­sulted in ar­rest­ing eight peo­ple and im­pound­ing 66 bikes and ATVs, the Min­istry of In­te­rior’s re­la­tions and se­cu­rity media depart­ment an­nounced yes­ter­day. The depart­ment ex­plained that min­is­te­rial de­ci­sion num­ber 245/1983 banned rid­ing ATVs on main roads, high­ways and in res­i­den­tial and coastal ar­eas. The de­ci­sion also autho­rized traf­fic po­lice to im­pound the ATVs with­out any re­spon­si­bil­ity for any dam­age caused to them. The de­ci­sion also said own­ers can only re­claim the ATVs af­ter pay­ing all fees and fines as well as the cost of im­pound­ing them for a max­i­mum pe­riod of two months. The de­ci­sion re­minded peo­ple that bikes and ATVs can only be used in desert ar­eas, un­paved roads and spe­cial tracks.

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