What the New Traffic Cameras Can Catch

The MOI has started the process of replacing the old traffic cameras with the new ones all around Kuwait. Below is a list of most of the violations these new cameras will be able to capture.

The strangest violation for me is the fact they will now fine you for using your phone while stopped at a red light. EVERYONE gets on their phone at red lights, so not sure how that’s going to work.

Anyway, here is the list of violations the new cameras can capture:

  • Driving above the speed limit
  • Using the phone while driving
  • Using the phone at traffic lights
  • Driving without the seatbelt on
  • Running red lights
  • Changing lanes without using the indicator
  • Stopping in the yellow box at intersections
  • Driving on the wrong side of the road
  • Taking illegal u-turns, right or left turns
  • Not driving in the designated heavy vehicle lane

33 replies on “What the New Traffic Cameras Can Catch”

What’s your source on this? I remember a few of years ago when they decided to impound everyones car who is caught using a phone, they explicitly stated that using the phone while the car is stopped at a traffic light is okay. Also I’m pretty sure the traffic law states operating a mobile phone by hand while driving is illegal, not while stopped.

And as for those cameras catching phone users and seat belts, yes they can do that, but only if they are filming you from the front. They already placed a few on the gulf road and when they are set up as a red light camera (film you from behind), they can’t see the driver.

“Stopping in the yellow box at intersections”
This may be the best way to eliminate traffic jams at intersections. People clog up the intersection even when they know they cannot make it to the other side before the light turns to red.

Nice!. This was always my pet peeve. Hope we see dramatic change in driver behavior.
Of course, the other one being drivers trying to exit highways by turning to the exit at the last possible moment; even though there is a massive queue for the exit.

Oh ok thanks ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป

Something Iโ€™m most looking forward to and feel is much needed:

โ€œChanging lanes without using the indicatorโ€

This alone will generate millions in traffic violations revenue ๐Ÿ’ฐ

The problem is, unless they also monitor proactively via CCTV, these won’t really have a big effect when it comes to blinker, or phone (due to the angle). We know where the cameras are, so it’s very easy to be a good boy in-front of it.

what about traffic with in residential areas, where there is less camera. People are driving very rashly in densely populated residential areas like Salmiya. speeding in narrow lanes. its dangerous for kids and old people who walk in the neighbourhood. i hope they do something about it.

if they charge any of this violations, if we need proof can we have? what if they simply charge violations to random people/vehicles?

So what happens if one approaches the Yellow box and sees it packed with cars, he then decides to respect the law by not entering it โ€ฆ he waits for the box to get empty, meanwhile the one behind him honks and flashes and swears at him to move on ?

How much can one go over the speed limit before we get ticketed with the new camera? Is it the same as the old ones, which is around 20kph?

If i went around 141kph at a 120kph road camera I get a KWD20 ticket for going 137kph.

What about fines for those who carry kids in the front especially seated on the driver’s lap? Love to see some safeguard for those poor kids born to irresponsible cats.

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