Qatar Traffic Violations Rules and Fines List

Traffic Signs in DohaTraffic Violations in Qatar is ends with huge fine and imprisonment, added new rules and regulation to the limit of traffic and set up of Hi-tech cameras, Radar detectors. Qatar is one of the countries in Gulf and Richest, Doha is the largest capital of the country with large population, so every day rush hour for traffics, According to 2010 computes 226 people lost their lives in traffic accidents in Qatar. Qatar Government has rules on traffic violation that similar to other common rule of other Countries. There is option for Online Application for paying fines for traffic violations. The New laws out in November 2009 for Traffic Violations officially and they added point system to take violators to imprisonment and cancel their License.

The Fines and Penalties are huge, if you beat traffic Red light the charges of fine is 10,000 to 50,000 QAR Or 3 Years Imprisonment, sometimes both fines will be charged. The Traffic rules such as Beating the traffic rules and regulation that causes cancellation of License and imprisonment for long time. The Government added many New Hi-tech systems for identify the fault who Violates the Traffic Rules in Urban Areas of Qatar.

The Following list of Rules is the Official of Qatar Government of November 2009.

Fines and Penalties

Using Mobile Phone While DrivingQAR3,000 to QAR10,000 or up to 1 yr imprisonment
Driving With No Authorized LicenseQAR10,000 to QAR50,000 or 1 Month to 3 Years Imprisonment or Both
Driving Under the Influence of LiquorQAR10,000 to QAR50,000 or 1 Month to 3 Years Imprisonment or Both
Driving in the Opposite Direction of the Traffic FlowQAR10,000 to QAR50,000 or 1 Month to 3 Years Imprisonment or Both
Escaping from the Accident SiteQAR10,000 to QAR50,000 or 1 Month to 3 Years Imprisonment or Both
Causing Sound & Air PollutionQAR10,000 to QAR50,000 or 1 Month to 3 Years Imprisonment or Both
Exceeding the Speed LimitQAR10,000 to QAR50,000 or 1 Month to 3 Years Imprisonment or Both
Not Wearing Seat BeltsQAR10,000 to QAR50,000 or 1 Month to 3 Years Imprisonment or Both
Allowing Children Below 10 y/o Sit in Front Passenger SeatQAR10,000 to QAR50,000 or 1 Month to 3 Years Imprisonment or Both
Not Giving Way to Official Motorcades & Police Vehicles, Civil Defense & AmbulancesQAR10,000 to QAR50,000 or 1 Month to 3 Years Imprisonment or Both
Not Leaving Enough Space Between 2 VehiclesQAR10,000 to QAR50,000 or 1 Month to 3 Years Imprisonment or Both
Motorcyclist Allowing Another Passenger Sit Behind Them (Pillion Riding)QAR10,000 to QAR50,000 or 1 Month to 3 Years Imprisonment or Both
Beating the Red LightQAR10,000 to QAR50,000 or 1 Month to 3 Years Imprisonment or Both

Points

Suspension

First 14 Points3 months
+ 12 Points (26)6 months
+ 10 Points (36)9 months
+ 08 Points (44)1 Year
+ 06 Points (50)Cancelled License

Points System

Jumping the red light7
Driving in the opposite direction6
Driving under the influence of alcohol6
Exceeding the maximum speed4
Driving recklessly and dangerously4
Driving with defective brakes4
Driving with inappropriate license3
Driving with stripped or invalid license3
Violating norms of public mortality3
Driving an unregistered vehicle3
Driving a vehicle without number plates3
Unauthorized changes made to number plates3
Providing wrong information to pass the technical inspection3
Blocking the flow of traffic intentionally3
Driving a vehicle without a proper silencer3
Driving a polluting vehicle3
Driving a vehicle that leaks any material that can endanger the public safety3
Driving on the embankment3
Changing a vital part of vehicle without a written permission from the authorities3
Making a unauthorized U Turns3
Giving the license to someone who has no license2
Driving a vehicle with unclear number plates2
Driving with only one number plate, or changing their shape or details1
Refraining from giving driving license to traffic police1
Trucks violating the width, length, or weight regulations of the vehicle1
Driving a technically unsafe vehicle1
Using lights, horns microphones, or other machines against the law1
Disobeying traffic signs1
  1. The law stipulates that the driver and the front seat passenger should wear seat belts at all times.
  2. Cyclists should keep to the right side of the road and ride in on line.
  3. Motorcyclists are not allowed to ride on one wheel. Both cyclist and motorcyclists should wear helmets.