New cam­eras recorded 1,500 traf­fic vi­o­la­tions in one week

Kuwait Times - - LOCAL - By Hanan Al-Saadoun

KUWAIT: Act­ing In­te­rior Min­istry Un­der­sec­re­tary for Traf­fic Af­fairs Maj Gen Fa­had Al-Shuwaei said the min­istry is us­ing the most mod­ern equip­ment for the safety of mo­torists. He said the new traf­fic con­trol cam­eras recorded 1,500 vi­o­la­tions in one week. He said the cam­eras con­trib­ute to rais­ing the safety level of traf­fic on the road net­work around the coun­try. The cam­era records vi­o­la­tions on the main lanes in ad­di­tion to the left and right shoul­ders. It also checks trucks that are on the road dur­ing banned hours. He asked cit­i­zens and ex­pats to com­ply with traf­fic of­fi­cers’ in­struc­tions and traf­fic laws. Sep­a­rately, the traf­fic depart­ment car­ried out sev­eral cam­paigns to de­ter vi­o­la­tors, re­sult­ing in is­su­ing sev­eral tick­ets and im­pound­ing sev­eral ve­hi­cles due to reck­less driv­ing.

Fires

Fire broke out in a power trans­former in Ab­dul­lah Al-Mubarak Street. Ardiya fire cen­ter backed by Jleeb fire cen­ter re­sponded, and it took them one hour to con­trol and put out the fire. Mean­while, a Surra trans­former also caught fire, and Salmiya, Hawally and In­dus­trial Shuwaikh cen­ters bat­tled the blaze for two hours. No in­juries were re­ported in both fires.

In­spec­tions

The fire depart­ment closed down two fa­cil­i­ties for not meet­ing pre­ven­tive con­di­tions. One of the build­ings is a med­i­cal fa­cil­ity in Hawally, and the other is a ware­house for kitchen and ho­tel equip­ment in Shuwaikh. Sep­a­rately, fire in­spec­tors is­sued warn­ings to five in­dus­trial fa­cil­i­ties in Jahra, Sub­han, Shuwaikh and a basement in Hawally.

Crack­downs

Far­waniya mu­nic­i­pal­ity car­ried out an in­spec­tion cam­paign on Ardiya cafes with po­lice backup. The cam­paign re­sulted in is­su­ing nine citations for not com­ply­ing with tech­ni­cal con­di­tions and us­ing the place for sleep­ing. Sep­a­rately, Mubarak Al-Kabeer mu­nic­i­pal­ity car­ried out a cam­paign at Aswaq Al-Qu­rain, re­sult­ing in the dis­cov­ery of a ware­house con­tain­ing large quan­ti­ties of ex­pired food (8.267 tons), in ad­di­tion to the store owner op­er­at­ing it be­fore re­ceiv­ing a health li­cense from the mu­nic­i­pal­ity. In other news, Act­ing Di­rec­tor Gen­eral of Kuwait Mu­nic­i­pal­ity Asad Emadi said 729 trans­ac­tions for real-es­tate own­er­ship were is­sued by elec­tronic cor­re­spon­dence with the au­then­ti­ca­tion depart­ment at the jus­tice min­istry in one month. He said the elec­tronic link re­duced the doc­u­men­tary cy­cle and sim­pli­fied pro­ce­dures.

KUWAIT: Fire­fight­ers tackle a trans­former’s blaze.

Fire­fight­ers close down a build­ing for fail­ure to ad­here to fire safety con­di­tions.

Kuwait Mu­nic­i­pal­ity trucks carry large amounts of ex­pired food dis­cov­ered in­side a ware­house dur­ing a re­cent crack­down in Aswaq Al-Qu­rain.

A ve­hi­cle im­pounded dur­ing a re­cent crack­down car­ried out by the traf­fic depart­ment against reck­less driv­ers.

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