Kuwait Interior Ministry Introduces New e-Driving License System

Good news to those who are planning to file application or renewal of a driving license or in need to settle traffic violations here in Kuwait, a new electronic system which will make this process more convenient has already been set in place.

Kuwait’s Ministry of Interior (MoI) has introduced a new e-driving license system along with the installation of 100 traffic cameras last May 30 in its bid to modernize the ministry’s infrastructures and systems in compliance with international standards.

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MoI Rolls Out New E-Driving License System, 100 Cameras Installed

The MoI had also authorized the installation of 20 digital direction boards to aid surveillance and road monitoring according to a statement by the MoI’s Public Relations and Security Media Department.

As per the statement from the department, the Undersecretary Lieutenant General Mahmoud Al-Dosari had authorized the launching of the new e-driving license system which will allow users to log-in at the e-gate and set up an account for paying traffic-related fines and renewing one’s driving license by filling out an electronic form.

According to the Head of the training centre of the Ministry’s traffic sector, Col. Salem  Al-Ajmi, the form as well as its content, has been revised for enhanced security and data recognition features. Under the new system, the data of the motorists would include information in several languages for it to be recognized even outside of Kuwait.

According to Mr. Al-Ajmi, the new e-driving license complies with ISO standards, and because of this, drivers can use the new e-driving license in most countries, where the same system is also implemented.

The 100 newly-installed cameras will be used to monitor traffic conditions and to capture violations committed by motorists on roads and intersections. The instalments included solar-powered mobile cameras which can be moved to different locations to complement fixed cameras.

As per Mr. Yousef  Al-Khoda, the Ministry’s Head of operations department, this new traffic system and infrastructure upgrade implemented through the effort of the Interior Ministry will help the central control room to monitor traffic congestion and efficiently organize its flow through the use of light signals as well as to register violations.

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