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Record Traffic Violations Recorded

Cameras capture record traffic violations
Staff Writer – From today’s Al Watan

Wooo HOOOO! Cameras are impartial; they catch the violators, no matter who. I love it.

KUWAIT: The relocation of radar cameras on major roads has led to a sharp increase in the number of violations registered during an entire month. According to security sources; they reported that around 2,000 cars have been photographed by the relocated cameras during last January as compared to 900 cars prior to the relocation.

Earlier on, the Assistant Undersecretary for Traffic Affairs Major General Mahmoud AlـDousari had recommended the relocation of the radar cameras, particularly since motorists had become too familiar with the previous locations. Drivers who have been involved in violations have been contacted through official channels to either pay their fines or get referred to the concerned authorities. It has been gathered that fines have been already collected from 400 errant motorists.

Last updated on Friday 27/3/2009

Here is an extra one for you, General Al-Dousari, one of those special kind of people who travel in the emergency lane while the rest of us obey the rules and crawl along the freeway. I could not resist this particular photo – with the sign right there.


PS – We were not moving. I wasn’t driving when I took the photo. 🙂

March 27, 2009 - Posted by | Community, Crime, ExPat Life, Interconnected, Law and Order, Leadership, Living Conditions, Technical Issue


  1. If I see those emergency lane drivers soon enough, I block those guys.

    Comment by anon | March 27, 2009 | Reply

  2. Lack of professional policemen. It amazees me that the number of speeders that passes the police speeding on Hwy 30 and 40 and the police dose not do anything to stop them. this morning at 0315hrs a pickup truck and a GMC passes me racing on 30 near Fintas no headlights nothing at all. Police car parked off of 30 did nothing. If you are a Kuwaite you get away with murder in this country.

    Comment by Michael Elliott | December 6, 2010 | Reply

  3. Michael, that’s not quite the truth. If you read the papers, you find that Kuwaiti families lose their young men all the time to these races, to driving too fast, driving under the influence, driving while arrogant . . . the death rate for men 15 – 30 from auto accidents is extreme. So Kuwait takes a terrible loss from lack of enforcement of the traffic laws.

    Isn’t 30 in the Guinness book of records for the most dangerous stretch of highway on earth, i.e. highest death rate per km?

    Comment by intlxpatr | December 6, 2010 | Reply

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