TRAFFIC LAW IN KUWAIT

The traffic laws of Kuwait are laid down by the Ministry of Interior, and in recent years tighter regulations have been implemented for the issuance of licenses and for driving.

Foreigners who apply for driving license should have a valid university degree, a salary of K.D. 400 or more, a valid residence, and should have resided in the country for more than 2 years. The applicant must pass the driving test, and must be of age and physically fit.

Drinking, smoking, eating, texting and attending phone calls during driving are strictly prohibited. Digital cameras that track down the speed of cars and any other violations such as crossing red lights are installed on almost all roads.

A point system was put into action in 2008, wherein a specific no. of points is assigned to each traffic violation. Accumulation of these points and reaching set limits, calls for legal action which maybe detention from driving for a specific period, paying of fines or deportation at the worst.