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Kuwait Posts New Speed Limits Effective NOW

From the Kuwait Times:

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UPDATE:

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January 2, 2014 - Posted by | Crime, Cultural, ExPat Life, Kuwait, Law and Order, Leadership, Living Conditions | , ,

4 Comments »

  1. Thanks for posting this! I wonder how strict they’ll be in enforcing the laws — plus I wonder if they’ll change the traffic signs to reflect some of the changes in the speed limits.

    Happy new year 🙂

    Comment by Plumpetals | January 2, 2014 | Reply

    • LOL, Aye, there’s the rub! Normally, I LOL, but this traffic commander has seemed more serious about enforcement. No point in making laws if you don’t/can’t enforce them.

      When I saw it I thought he ought to be posting these new limits on FaceBook, where the younger drivers might even see them.

      I had the same thought about the signage 🙂

      Happy New Year to YOU, Plumpetals 🙂

      Comment by intlxpatr | January 2, 2014 | Reply

  2. intlxpatr

    You are going to love this ,

    The speed imit reduction was ordered by the assistant undersecretary for traffic out of nowhere , the members of parliament and the public raised questions in the media and i think directly to the Minster on the wisdom of unilaterally reducing the speed limit, while millions of Dinars were spent on building the fast motorways to speed up the traffic.

    24 hours later the Minster of Interior canceled the speed limit reduction ordered by the his assistant undersecretary for traffic saying the resolution is on hold for further studies , then sources in the traffic department retaliated by saying the speed limit reduction was studied by 5 different bodies including the united nations ???? LOL

    any way we are back to the old speed limit and thank God for that , otherwise we will be facing a change of speed limits at a whim

    Comment by daggero | January 5, 2014 | Reply

  3. Oh Daggero, LLOOLLL, a Kuwait story through and through. I think Al-Ali was on the gold list for his successful deportation of all those traffic-and-visa offending aliens, was he not? He has made his agenda clear, that he wants to make the roads safer for Kuwait, and that the law will be applied equally to all.

    Plum Petals made a good point about all the signage; a big change like that out of no-where makes for all kinds of chaos.

    We see it all the time, in every nation, in large groups and small – there really are ways of getting change to happen without an uproar. You communicate with your superiors and get support for the proposed changes. You codify the changes and get them approved. You publicize the upcoming changes for like six months, with a date for when the changes will go into effect. (In this case, that gives the nation time to change the signage as well as time to inform the public)

    I don’t think the speeds on the highways were too fast, but there had been no enforcement on people over-speeding – so what makes him think that lowering the speed limits will have any different result?

    Here is one you will love – In Pensacola, a woman “working the streets” butt-dialed a county sheriff and solicited him. There is something so stupid about most criminal acts . . .

    Comment by intlxpatr | January 5, 2014 | Reply


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