KUWAIT: Vehicles found disrupting the flow of traffic will have their registration plates annulled starting on Sunday, the Ministry of Interior's Assistant Undersecretary for Traffic Affairs Major General Fahad Al-Shuwaiy said yesterday.

Al-Shuwaiy, who is also Director General of the General Directorate of Traffic, said that after the registration plates have been revoked, violators will be required to pay a fine to retrieve them. Moreover, Al-Shuwaiy noted that this decision has been made due to a palpable increase in traffic violations, adding that the drivers of these vehicles should be held fully accountable for their infractions.

Speaking on this decision, Al-Shuwaiy said that it would prove instrumental to remedying misconduct on the road, while further reinforcing the rule of law and easing traffic congestion. He added that all areas with impeded traffic flows have been pinpointed to help fix the problem. Meanwhile, he said that all roads are under continuous surveillance as a measure to bring all plans and goals as it relates to traffic laws, to fruition. The MoI official also urged citizens and expatriates alike to abide by traffic rules for their own safety. -KUNA