Bahrain to introduce new traffic law in February

The new law will see fines for some motoring offences quadruple.
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Bahrain will introduce a tough new traffic law from February 8, 2015.

The new law, which was ratified by King Hamad in July, will see fines for some motoring offences quadruple, according to a report in Gulf Daily News.

The newspaper reported that deliberately jumping a red light could lead to a jail term of up to six months and fines of up to $1,326 (BD500).

The new law excludes the controversial plan to ban expats from driving unless their jobs required it.

Legislative and Legal Opinion Commission president Abdulla Al Buainain said the executive code for the law has almost been finalised.

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