Kuwait to jail drivers who park in disabled parking spaces

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Drivers in Kuwait who park their cars in parking space dedicated for disabled people will face a maximum of one month imprisonment and/or a $655 (KD200) fine.

The new law, which comes into force on January 1, 2017, is in line with article 63 of law 8/2010 which pertains the rights of the disabled, reported Kuwait Times.

It was launched by the director of the public authority for disabled affairs Dr Shafiqa Al-Awadhi in collaboration with the interior ministry.

Al-Awadhi also urged disabled individuals to make sure their parking cards are valid or renew expired ones in order to avoid problems with traffic police.

In related news, the Interior Ministry revealed it deported four expats for driving without a license after they were caught during crackdowns carried out by the traffic department.

The campaigns, which took place from November 27 to December 3, resulted in the issuance of 33,012 traffic tickets, 885 vehicles being impounded and the imprisonment of 53 drivers.

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