Kuwait bans home delivery services to reduce traffic
Kuwait has suspended home delivery licences in a bid to reduce traffic in the crammed capital.
The Interior Ministry is preparing to regulate home delivery services because it requires too many vehicles to be on the roads, Kuwait Times said.
Kuwait City’s roads are often bottlenecked because the number of drivers has soared in recent years, while no major roadworks have been completed.
The government also has implemented strict new qualifications for obtaining a driver’s licence to reduce the number of new ones issues, including that expatriates must live in the country for two years before they can apply, unless they work in certain categories of jobs such as those with high level degrees.
Kuwait’s General Traffic Department (GTD) is also reportedly considering enforcing a law that bans motorists smoking inside their vehicles while driving in a bid to curb road accidents.
Smoking while driving is considered one of the major causes of accidents in Kuwait, Al-Seyassah Daily reported.