Violation of driving with an expired license even if he meets the conditions
In the footsteps of the “sixty expatriates” crisis and the failure to renew their work permits, all expatriates in Kuwait are suddenly prohibited from renewing driving licenses at the present time, awaiting the development of a mechanism that neutralizes those who do not meet the conditions and withdraw the “licensing” from them.
The decision, which began to be implemented unannounced about a week ago by blocking access to the automated system for the electronic renewal of licenses, was publicly issued with directives not to implement any procedure related to residents’ licenses, whether to renew, replace, or extract a lost replacement, pending the mechanism that will be established by the technical committee formed by the Undersecretary of the Ministry Interior team Faisal Al-Nawaf.
Security sources confirmed to Al-Rai that the decision includes all residents, even if they meet the conditions for holding a license, as the Traffic Department has stopped receiving renewal and other transactions, warning that this will expose those whose licenses have expired to contravene and enter into legal problems in the event of a traffic accident. In addition, citizens are also affected by the decision to include drivers and workers for them in the event that their license is currently expired.
While they stated that the traffic and rescue patrols are obliged to register a traffic violation for those caught driving a vehicle with an expired license, the sources revealed that from December 26, licenses will be withdrawn from expatriates who obtained them illegally, and only those who meet the conditions will be allowed to issue the “license.” She pointed out that work is being done to complete the automatic linkage between the Manpower and Residence Affairs Authority and the information systems at the Ministry of Interior, allowing immediate verification of eligibility for conditions, the most important of which is the profession, salary and university degree.