I was in the belajat street with my wife the other day and I noticed some new kind of traffic lights with 3 reds in them and they flash continuously. When I got a bit closer I read a sign nearby that says something like “if you see the flashing lights you should come to a complete stop! coz it means either the Amir is coming in or getting out of his house. They are located in front of the dar salwa palace.

And today i got a phone call from Ali saying the same thing, plus, now they are adding some kind of a bridge (I don’t know what to call it) with some sensors or cameras, I’m not sure what’s their purpose. Ali said that these little bridges are being constructed in Fahahel high way. Any one knows what are these thing for?

Thank you Ali.


This entry was posted on Sunday, May 4th, 2008 at 7:59 am

17 Responses to “New Types Of Traffic Lights”

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  2. Chirp says:

    Chena ako shay chithi 3al 4th 3ind il surra ..

  3. Mishary says:

    Chirp, do u know what’s these for?

  4. Chirp says:

    Wala madry, bas mo chena galaw they are going to put up mithil screens or something to tell the ppl itha il 6ireej imsakar or itha ako 7adith or something? Like the ones ili in the US.

  5. Sunshine says:

    They’re ruining our lives!! Khalaaaas!

  6. adam says:

    sunshine just because kuwait is turning into a more stable and logic and humane place doesnt mean their ruining any lives, with the way ppl drive id make sure that ppl would be scared to speed. ma 9arat il ma95ara on the highway, every dipshit that goes on the shoulder(emergency) to overtake you should get jailed or whipped

  7. Kha says:

    Interesting aabout the red lights thing. It makes me wonder, why doesn’t the amir take a helicopter around? plus, why not have helicopters flying VIPs around instead of blocking the streets on the rest of the population lile a few days ago…

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  9. IZzy says:


    with a helicopter its easier for the amir to be a target allah ye6awel eb 3mra 😉

  10. dots... says:

    the “bridge” thing that you showed reminded me of our toll system.. SALIK


    Chirp had a point.. or ymkn its just a frame for billboards !

  11. Not Dead Yet says:

    What Chirp said is true. I just came from the 4th ring road between surra and rotha and saw the screens, they showed the “men at work” sign inna fe 3ommaal ga3deen yishta’3lon 3ala 7afreeyat hnak

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  13. Sunshine says:

    I thought helicopters were not allowed in Kuwait…

  14. q8ya says:

    hatheyl 7ag mawkeb al2meer etha be6oof bedal ma yogfon alsher6aah

  15. Maz says:

    Those “bridges” are traffic monitoring systems. On the back, they have a camera(s) and on the front they have a screen that will tell you if there is traffic ahead and what’s the speed you should slow down to, etc. Or atleast that’s what I’ve heard. As for the lights. They blink orange all the time except when there is a reason why traffic needs to be stopped, in which case they turn red

  16. Sheep says:

    what are u talking about? how can helicopters not be allowed in kuwait sunshine? we see them all the time.. i saw one yesterday.. :/

  17. Miller says:

    The first night these lights were installed, they left the flashers on probably for testing.
    I saw the flashing lights, and as i approached closer, I read the sign that told me to stop when the lights were flashing.
    But everyone around me was driving normally.
    So I carried on…
    Pretty stupid to leave them on…
    Dont think they will be of help.