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 Driving QAR3,000 to QAR10,000 or up to 1 yr imprisonment
Driving With No Authorized License QAR10,000 to QAR50,000 or 1 Month to 3 Years Imprisonment or Both
Driving Under the Influence of Liquor QAR10,000 to QAR50,000 or 1 Month to 3 Years Imprisonment or Both
Driving in the Opposite Direction of the Traffic Flow QAR10,000 to QAR50,000 or 1 Month to 3 Years Imprisonment or Both
Escaping from the Accident Site QAR10,000 to QAR50,000 or 1 Month to 3 Years Imprisonment or Both
Causing Sound & Air Pollution QAR10,000 to QAR50,000 or 1 Month to 3 Years Imprisonment or Both
Exceeding the Speed Limit QAR10,000 to QAR50,000 or 1 Month to 3 Years Imprisonment or Both
Not Wearing Seat Belts QAR10,000 to QAR50,000 or 1 Month to 3 Years Imprisonment or Both
Allowing Children Below 10 y/o Sit in Front Passenger Seat QAR10,000 to QAR50,000 or 1 Month to 3 Years Imprisonment or Both
Not Giving Way to Official Motorcades & Police Vehicles, Civil Defense & Ambulances QAR10,000 to QAR50,000 or 1 Month to 3 Years Imprisonment or Both
Not Leaving Enough Space Between 2 Vehicles QAR10,000 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 Light QAR10,000 to QAR50,000 or 1 Month to 3 Years Imprisonment or Both

Points

Suspension

First 14 Points 3 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 light 7
Driving in the opposite direction 6
Driving under the influence of alcohol 6
Exceeding the maximum speed 4
Driving recklessly and dangerously 4
Driving with defective brakes 4
Driving with inappropriate license 3
Driving with stripped or invalid license 3
Violating norms of public mortality 3
Driving an unregistered vehicle 3
Driving a vehicle without number plates 3
Unauthorized changes made to number plates 3
Providing wrong information to pass the technical inspection 3
Blocking the flow of traffic intentionally 3
Driving a vehicle without a proper silencer 3
Driving a polluting vehicle 3
Driving a vehicle that leaks any material that can endanger the public safety 3
Driving on the embankment 3
Changing a vital part of vehicle without a written permission from the authorities 3
Making a unauthorized U Turns 3
Giving the license to someone who has no license 2
Driving a vehicle with unclear number plates 2
Driving with only one number plate, or changing their shape or details 1
Refraining from giving driving license to traffic police 1
Trucks violating the width, length, or weight regulations of the vehicle 1
Driving a technically unsafe vehicle 1
Using lights, horns microphones, or other machines against the law 1
Disobeying traffic signs 1
  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.
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