Qatar Traffic Violations Rules and Fines List

Traffic violations in Qatar are punishable by high penalties and jail, as well as the addition of new laws and regulations to the traffic limit, as well as the installation of high-tech cameras and radar detectors. Qatar is one of the Gulf’s most economically developed countries, and Doha is the country’s biggest and most populous city. In Qatar, the vast majority of citizens own automobiles. According to a study from 2010, 226 persons died in road accidents in Qatar. The Qatari government has traffic infraction regulations that are comparable to those in other countries. The new regulations for traffic violations went into effect in November 2009, and they included a point system to send violators to prison and have their licenses revoked.

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In Qatar, fines and punishments are severe; if you disregard and cross a traffic red light, you will be fined 10,000 to 50,000 QAR or sentenced to 3 years in prison, or both. Breaking traffic laws and regulations, for example, can result in your license being revoked and you being imprisoned for a long period of time. Many sophisticated technology have been introduced by the government to discover faults that break traffic laws in Qatar’s urban areas. Online official portals can be used to pay fines for traffic offences.

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-year 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
PointsSuspension
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 a vehicle without written permission from the authorities3
Making an unauthorized U-Turns3
Giving the license to someone who has no license2
Driving a vehicle with an unclear number of 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.

Note: The rule and fine could have changed meanwhile.

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