Second Phase of Implementation of New Traffic Law Begins Fridayإقرأ هذا الخبر بالعربية
The Internal Security Forces announced on Thursday that the second phase of the implementation of the new traffic law will begin on Friday.
It said in a statement that fines will be issued against a number of violations that were not included in the first phase of the law.
The violations encompassed in the second phase are: failure to wear the seat belt in the driver and passenger seats, failure of motorcyclists to wear a helmet, crossing a red light, driving against traffic, using mobile phones while driving, double-parking in a manner that hinders the flow of traffic, driving a vehicle without license plates, driving a vehicle without a front or rear license plate, driving an unregistered vehicle, using a vehicle for purposes other than the ones it serves, driving a vehicle that a person is not licensed to operate as indicated on their drivers license, performing dangerous driving maneuvers, renting or replacing tires or any other vehicle part for the purpose of deceiving mechanical inspectors, and driving a motorcycle that generates a loud noise.
The third phase of the implementation of the traffic law will be announced at a later time, added the ISF statement.
The first phase of the law included violations linked to speeding, driving under the influence, and reckless driving of motorcyclists.
It urged citizens to abide by the new law and implement it for their safety.
The controversial new traffic law took effect earlier this month despite concerns over the high and unprecedented fines against violations.
Internal Security Forces chief Ibrahim Basbous sought to appease fears by stressing that the law is aimed “ending the tragedies on the roads and ensuring the safety of the people.”