Bad news for people who often can’t find parking spots so they park in places they’re not supposed to. The new law effective immediately will have a policeman remove your licence plate and/or confiscate your drivers licence if he deemed you’re parking in an illegal spot, you will have to request them back and the penalty goes up to 4 months.
Not only that, but it’s illegal to drive a car without a licence plate, so you’re going to have to call a winch service to come pick up your car. I think the app Winch is going to benefit massively from this new law being applied. Kuwait doesn’t have enough parking areas as is, it’s going to be a mess.
Update: The police appear to be dead serious about this, a coworker sent a video of a guy driving showing how many cars were missing licence plates.. let’s just say a lot.
Update 2: My favourite reply from one of the blog readers that posted this on Kuwaitiful’s Facebook Page:
“Fix the system not those affected by it.
- Step 1: Force businesses to provide enough parking spaces for their employees. Fine them per day until they do it.
- Step 2: Refuse planning permission for new buildings which don’t have adequate parking.
- Step 3: introduce a decent public transport system which would be good enough for the locals to consider using
- Step 4: sort out the taxis, clean them up, get them using the meter etc”