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New Kuwait Traffic Fines

A new e-mail flying around Kuwait gives the new traffic fines. At first, I thought this was a joke, but it looks pretty serious. Will someone please explain why a Jordanian car would get such a stiff fine?

And I remember a lot of discussion about penalties for talking on a mobile phone while driving, but when did the law pass? Was there any announcement? And babies in the front seat, not allowed, when did that change? All of this is amazing to me, I am still wondering if it is a hoax?

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Do you think the police will really enforce these laws?

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February 13, 2008 - Posted by | Adventure, Community, Crime, Cultural, ExPat Life, Family Issues, Kuwait, Leadership, Living Conditions | ,

23 Comments »

  1. Hoping that they do, but I highly doubt it. people don’t have enough respect for the Popo’s in this country. The popo’s are actually really lazy. Was driving to the shalaih, I see a cop car parked on the side, realized I was going 160 km/h, slow down a little bit, and see the cops sitting outisde the car, with little chairs and a table with a ma6ara of tea. I laughed :P

    Comment by Chirp | February 13, 2008 | Reply

  2. lol! so we are not supposed to ride with Jordanians? ( kidding) .. Don’t worry , they just want to scare you, You can drive in a Jordanian car with the baby in the driver seat while you sip coffee and munch a burger and smoking and talking on the mobile at 160K/hr. Cool! and the fun part is the cops are having a race with you!

    Comment by GreY | February 13, 2008 | Reply

  3. lol so a hit and run has the same penalty as crossing a red light :|

    and i dont recall seeing that many jordanian liscence plates,..ever.

    Comment by sknkwrkz | February 13, 2008 | Reply

  4. this is an email that has been going around without people checking if its true, the Jordanain license thing should give you an idea its a joke.

    Comment by Purgatory | February 13, 2008 | Reply

  5. Chirp – Now THAT is funny! I get to watch the police all the time – they aren’t like our police. They are a lot nicer, more polite, and I totally love it that they kiss their friends. I see them – they are working hard when I see them.

    Skunk – Purg says it’s a hoax, and I should have noticed the fine for “your wife driving” which should be a dead giveaway.

    Thanks, Purg. Unfortunately, it is going to a lot of the foreign businesses, and then being circulated as God’s truth. I just thought it odd that there was no notice, but there was also no notice about Gulf Road closing, AAARRRGGGHHH!

    Comment by intlxpatr | February 13, 2008 | Reply

  6. Oh wait! That is “wile” (sic) driving, not wife driving. My bad.

    Comment by intlxpatr | February 13, 2008 | Reply

  7. Not everyone is as observant as myself, that is my talent

    Comment by Purgatory | February 13, 2008 | Reply

  8. Observative – and modest, too! ;-)

    Comment by intlxpatr | February 14, 2008 | Reply

  9. Any body did practical joke,,,,,,,,,with all people so dont worry and carryon………this life is full of colur But always remember to GOD and before drive must say ALLAH-O-AKBAR…….

    Comment by Prince Ali | February 17, 2008 | Reply

  10. Prince Ali – In Kuwait, prayer is always a pre-requisite to driving. :-)

    Comment by intlxpatr | February 17, 2008 | Reply

  11. This is funny…
    You know the cop’s in kuwait only stops and smile on the ladies who are good looking lollz And they show off in front of every one as if he is the king of jungle…Wut ever they should learn how to be a cop before they join MOD coz they spoil the name of Kuwait police department.

    Comment by Raven | February 19, 2008 | Reply

  12. Interesting comment, Raven.

    Comment by intlxpatr | February 19, 2008 | Reply

  13. Oh My Gosh! How can somebody is too IGNORANT THAT BABIES ARE NOT ALLOWED TO SEAT IN FRONT OR AT THE PASSENGERS SEAT!!!!! pLEASE BE AWARE OF THIS matter,,,,, review the rules and regulations about driving and traffic rules.

    New rules should be implemented to minimize the traffic accident here in kuwait.

    HOW COME YOUNG OR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS are allowed here to drive. They drive wrecklessly.

    Please explain the rule # 7.

    Thank you.

    Comment by ligaya | February 20, 2008 | Reply

  14. Ligaya – Welcome! I almost photographed a little boy, maybe two years old, hanging out of a car window today, but I was afraid his parents would hound me down and kill me!

    I have to tell you something funny. The work you used – wreckless – means having NO wrecks. The word you meant to use was reckless – it is so close, it is easy to confuse the two.

    The Purg says this list is a joke, but interestingly enough, the traffic department in the newspaper implied some new rules are coming, so maybe this was what they call a “trial balloon” – floating an idea to see what people think. Most of them sound reasonable to me (if ENFORCED) but I think #7 must be a joke. It’s a joke I don’t get, though.

    Comment by intlxpatr | February 20, 2008 | Reply

  15. […] back in February, a chart started circulating, said to be a fraud, that pretty accurately defined the new laws in effect 1 May. Looking at it now, […]

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  16. please le me know how to check my fines through internet

    which side or what is the website to chcek my fines or mukhalfas

    thank you

    Comment by JAY RAM | February 20, 2010 | Reply

  17. http://www.moi.gov.kw/portal/venglish/

    Click on “pay your violations”

    Comment by intlxpatr | February 20, 2010 | Reply

  18. first time in my life the Traffic Camera got flashed , well the Scene here was like ” i passed down the yellow Signal and by the time i reached the other track of the road the RED SIGNAL appeared and i got Flashed by several Traffic Camera’s ” and now when i check http://www.moi.gov.kw/portal/venglish/ this site shows i have no fines for any sort of Violation, one of my freinds says the site gets updated after 6 months, now can anyone let me know accordin to my scenario where do i stand as far as violation is concerned and site update is ??? thanks waitin for ur suggestion freinds …

    Comment by Suhail | August 31, 2010 | Reply

  19. So far so good, Suhail. If nothing has shown up by now, it is unlikely it will. When traffic photos are ambiguous, i.e. not entirely clear as to a violation, they are often dropped. Let’s hope you got lucky. :-)

    Comment by intlxpatr | August 31, 2010 | Reply

    • Thanks intlxpatr for ur positive response which made me take relaxin breath, hopefully i wish i get lucky, lol .. did this kind of scene happened with someone, that they crossed yellow signal and by the time they reached to other side of the track it turned RED Signal and camera flashed ?? or anyone heard from there freinds yet ?? thanks

      Comment by Suhail | September 1, 2010 | Reply

  20. well nothing special nor new these all rules are for foreigns not for natives lol well they jst wanna make as presuade to go frm here lol they take money evry time ur passport renews and u get new ekama and they take most money at hospitals
    and for natives all free stupid rules of some stupid country!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Comment by fatima | May 12, 2011 | Reply

  21. guys….enough!!

    If you wanna follow the rules..go ahead follow…
    if you dont want to follow be happy by paying money…
    The decision is up to them..whether to imply the rules or not.
    Three words to the critics…Stop eating crap

    Comment by tom | May 22, 2011 | Reply

  22. I dnt like

    Comment by KhAn | July 9, 2012 | Reply


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