MANAMA: Drivers flouting traffic rules could soon face very tough penalties.
The Supreme Traffic Council was yesterday instructed to clamp down heavily on violators.
His Royal Highness Prime Minister Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa ordered the crackdown as he chaired the weekly Cabinet meeting at Gudaibiya Palace.
The session also asked the Interior and Works ministries to join hands and develop roads at camp sites to reduce accidents and violations. This follows a double tragedy when two Bahrainis were killed when their buggy collided with a car in Sakhir.
The initiative will be co-ordinated with the Southern Governorate and Bapco to ensure campers' safety and comfort.
HRH the Premier gave instructions to step up police patrols to ensure traffic rules are followed.
"The preventive measures aim to enforce laws and protect people's lives," Cabinet Affairs Minister Shaikh Ahmed bin Ateyatala Al Khalifa said.
Police patrols will be out in force particularly at camp sites to avert road accidents and deter any violations or chaos which may cause inconvenience to campers.