Manama: Bahrain’s traffic laws are to be amended in a bid to fast-track procedures and be fairer to drivers.
The draft legislation was endorsed during the Cabinet meeting yesterday, chaired by His Royal Highness Prime Minister Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa.
Procedures will be expanded to include cases of red light and speeding offences, unless these lead to deaths or injuries.
They will also include any misuse or non-use of vehicle number plates, as well as damage to public or private properties.
The draft law was referred to the legislative branch of government – based on a memo submitted by the Deputy Premier, head of the ministerial committee for legal affairs.
- Bahrain’s gross domestic product (GDP) grew by 4.1 per cent last year to top BD12.4 billion, compared with 2016. The overall volume of non-oil trade exchanges also went up by 10pc last year to reach BD7.6bn. Bahrain’s non-oil exports increased by 16pc to BD2bn. The Industry, Commerce and Industry Ministry issued 91 licences, approving projects worth up to BD93 million, said Cabinet secretary general Dr Yasser Al Nasser.
- A draft agreement aimed at strengthening Arab security co-operation was discussed. Member states will co-operate to combat crimes, track down criminals and exchange information and expertise.
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