Kuwait: Deportations For Traffic Offences
According to a report on Kuwaiti TV, it has been stated Kuwait will deport any foreigner caught for a second time not wearing their seat belt or using a cell phone while driving. Articles within the Kuwaiti Traffic Law give the interior minister the right to deport those who do not comply with public order and break the laws. Kuwait has recently stiffened penalties against traffic violations including impounding cars for months if motorists are caught not wearing seat belts or using their cell phones while driving or parking in prohibited areas. (Although, following an initial spate of activity this week it was stated the changes would be taken more slowly.) Critics have warned deportations for these reasons could lead to equivalent steps being taken in other countries against Kuwaitis who break traffic laws abroad.