Kuwait’s revenues from fines, penalties and confiscations amounted to KD121.27m in 2020
20 August 2021, 12:00 AM
31 August 2021, 12:00 AM
Kuwait government revenues collected from fines, penalties and confiscations during 2020-2021 amounted to KD121.279 million, Al Rai daily reported quoting official figures.
Earlier last year, Kuwait’s government proposed huge increases in penalties and fines for traffic offences in a bid to combat rising violations.
Government revenues from penal fines amounted to KD20.285 million, while the value of penalties on employees amounted to about KD1.56 million, traffic violations fetched KD61.63 million and revenues from various fines amounted to about KD37.79 million.
The law, which has been sent to the country’s National Assembly for review, would allow for fines to be raised to between 200-500 dinars ($654-1635) for traffic offences such as reckless driving, running a red light, speeding, or driving without a number plate, Al Rai reported. A three-month jail term has also been proposed.