KUWAIT: Kuwaiti Interior Ministry warned citizens of putting illegal posters, logos or pictures on their cars as part of traffic preparations ahead of the parliamentary elections slated for November 26th. Assistant Undersecretary of the Ministry of Interior for Traffic Affairs and acting Director General of the General Directorate of Traffic Major General Fahad Al-Shuwaya said that the traffic sector works to ensure the safety of road users, reduce traffic accidents and apply the law to everyone.
He called on all citizens to follow the instructions of traffic police and not violate the traffic rules and block traffic by parking in prohibited places in order to avoid being held legally accountable. He said the General Directorate of Traffic would activate Article (207) of the Traffic Act, which states that any vehicle carrying any sort of posters, flags, pictures or logos of any sect, group or unlicensed organizations would be seized with the exception of Kuwait’s symbols and the state’s flag. He explained that the traffic sector would be working around the clock to monitor the traffic on the external and internal roads with full coordination between all the sectors concerned to work to streamline flow of traffic and achieve the desired goals.
Meanwhile, Director General of the Public Relations and Moral Guidance Department in the Ministry of Interior Colonel Adel Ahmad Al-Hashash said that the ministry’s field, operational and preventive bodies have taken all preparations to secure the 2016 National Assembly elections. He added that there is full coordination between all concerned bodies to make sure the elections go smoothly and at easily. – KUNA