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[Updated] The Traffic Violations and fines Imposed by MOI in Qatar

Traffic Violations in Qatar
Traffic Violations in Qatar

Qatar has put in place harsh regulations which include hefty fines and imprisonment in some cases to curb road accidents and traffic violations. Apart from that, points can be racked up against your driving license and once the limit is reached, it can be permanently cancelled as well.

To beef up the traffic security, the government has armed the police with radar speed guns and cameras to catch those jumping the red signal or denying permissible vehicle capacities. Police vehicles can be found on roundabouts and on highways patrolling in plain clothes in orders to keep watch.

Traffic violation statistics

Stricter traffic rules has reflected positively in the statistics as the violations have dropped by a massive margin of 31.7% in September 2017 compared to the same time in the last year. As per traffic department, around 99,135 traffic violation cases were recorded between March and September 2017 of which around 8,652 were of red line jumping for which a penalty of QR6000 is sought from the driver. The cameras that were brought in caught around 53,600 violations and as many as 9200 traffic instruction were flouted.

In September 2017, around 6500 driving licenses were issued by the government and around 74,400 vehicle-related transactions took place such as renewals, transfer of ownerships, vehicle cancellations and exports. Around 4100 new vehicles were registered during this period and road accidents happened 417 times in this month. Apparently, road accidents were reported less in 2016 and 2015 with around 178 cases and 227 cases respectively. there has been around 7.8% decrease in this time period. The General Directorate of Traffic has sought a targeted reduction in deaths due to traffic accidents to 130 by 2022.

Traffic points for wrong doing on road

The government has introduced a point system based Driving license where drivers collect points for each infraction. If the driver reaches 14 points, their licence is suspended for three months. Repeat offenders can face reduced point thresholds, longer suspension periods leading to cancellation of their driving license.

Fine according to Traffic violations

The traffic fine in Qatar ranges from QR 300 to QR6 000. Here is the breakup of fines as per the violations: –

QR 6,000

  • Driving a vehicle in the opposite (wrong) direction. (6 Points)
  • If the driver of a vehicle parks the vehicle on the expressway in an undesignated area, or to reverse or turn to the left, or to U-Turn, or to drive it on the traffic island. (3 points)
  • If the motorist does not abide by the manual signals activated by the traffic police. (7 points)

QR 3,000

  • Driving a non-registered vehicle. (2 points)
  • Driving a vehicle without number plates. (3 points)
  • If the drivers of transport vehicles (buses of all types) and trucks, goods vehicles, trailers or semi-trailers, do not keep to the right side of the road or overtake other vehicles. (1 point)
  • Driving a vehicle that makes noisy sounds or dense fumes causing bad smoke, or leaks flammable materials or harms the public health or environment or damages the road or driving a vehicle without an appropriate silencer. (3 points)

QR 1,500

  • Driving a vehicle on the road without renewal of its license. (points-NIL)
  • Making unauthorized changes of color or shape of the number plates, or altering the details on it, or loaning it or exchanging it. (3 points)
  • If a motorcyclist or bicyclist does not hold on the handlebar with both hands unless when required to indicate, signals manually, or if he holds onto another vehicle while driving, or if a two-wheeler drives on one wheel or tries to tow, carry, push, or drag objects that can obstruct traffic or endanger themselves or others on the road.( Points-NIL)

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Traffic violation challans can be paid online

Now traffic violation fines can be paid either in person or online. For paying the fine in person, you must visit the Ministry of Interior collection office or Traffic department.

For payment online, you can use the e-payment service through the Ministry of Interior website or the Metrash2 application. Here are the instructions to making the payment online –

  • Enter your ID, plate number, or establishment ID.
  • Each violation will be listed along with details including the date/time, location, description of violation, and the amount due
  • Click on ‘Settlement of Violations’
  • Click on ‘Traffic Services’
  • Click on ‘Traffic Violations’
  • Log in with your smart card
  • Complete the payment process

Metrash2 Application has traffic violation services. please log in and find out.

Traffic Violation & Fines Imposed by Qatar Govt.

Do read the whole offenses and sanctions for your good reference. Don’t miss anything, it will help to future incidents and accidents.

No.FinePointsType of Violation
1QR.30002Driving a non-registered vehicle
2QR.3001Not displaying the sticker indicating the valid date of the vehicle license at a cleat place on the vehicle or refusing to show it when requested.
3QR.1500NilDriving a vehicle on the road without renewal of its license.
4QR.30003Driving a vehicle without number plates.
5QR.15003Making unauthorized changes of colour or shape of the number plates or altering the details on it or loaning it or exchange it.
6QR.500NilNot returning the number plates to the licensing authority when the vehicle is not in use or in case of non-renewal of the vehicle license within the stipulated date or the vehicle being unfit for use or when applying for cancellation of its registration or for its export out the country ultimately.
7QR.5002Not informing the licensing authority immediately about the loss or damage of any one or both of the number plates.
8QR.500NilUsing the commercial number plates in unauthorized situations.
9QR.500Nil  Using of temporary number plates (‘for test’ number plates) for unauthorized purposes.
10QR.500NilDriving a vehicle with commercial number plates or umber plates which ate allowed for test vehicle without fixing it properly on the vehicle as requested by the law or allowing an unauthorized person to drive that vehicle.
11QR.500NilNot returning of a commercial or test vehicles’ number plates or a temporary number plate to the licensing authority when cancelled or not renewed.
12QR.500NilTo write or to paint or to put any details against the law on any part of the vehicle or in the body of the vehicle or to use the vehicle for publicity purposes without written permission from licensing authority.
13QR.30003To make changes in the use of the vehicle any way or altering any major part in it that entails tampering with the registration particulars of the vehicle without written permission from licensing authority.
14QR.500NilIf the owner does not inform the licensing authority in writing about the change or ownership of the vehicle within three days of ownership change along with details of new owner and his address.
15QR.500NilIf the new owner of the vehicle does not inform the licensing authority in writing about the change of ownership to him within 3 days from changing the ownership to him.
16QR.500NilThe owner of the vehicle not informing the traffic authority about any change in the owner’s name or nationality or ID number, his address or place of residence within 10days of such a change.
17QR.500NilIf the owner of the vehicle does not inform the licensing authority about the loss or damage of the registration card (RC/Vehicle license) or not applying for a new one instead of lost or damaged RC or if the person who found the RC not returning it to the licensing authority.
18QR.300NilThe driving instructor not complying with rules and regulations related with driving classes or the learner not carrying learner’s permit during driving classes or not producing it when requested by the police.
19QR.1500NilDriving a vehicle without renewing driving license.
20QR.500NilThe driver not carrying the driving license while driving or not producing it when asked by the police.
21QR.500NilTo obtain more than one driving license of same kind or to use it or to allow someone to use it against the law or to use the license for some illegal gain or someone using somebody else’s license or accepting it except in the situations allowed by the law.
22QR.300NilThe owner of the driving license not informing the traffic department or the nearest traffic office about the loss or damage of a driving license immediately or not returning it to the licensing authority whenever it is found.
23QR.3000NilThe car rental offices and companies or car selling and buying showrooms or car decoration shops or car automobile workshops undertaking their business before obtaining trade license from the licensing authority.
24QR.3000NilSetting up or running a driving school or conducting driving classes without permission from the licensing authority.
25QR.5001If the motorist does not stay in the right side of the road in situations specified by law.
26QR.30001If the drivers of transport vehicles (buses of all types) and trucks, goods vehicles, trailers or semi-trailers do not keep to the right side of the road or overtake other vehicles.
27QR.5001Not abiding by the lanes on the main section of the road while driving,
28QR.60006Driving a vehicle in the opposite (wrong) direction.
29QR.15003Reversing the vehicle on the main road except in emergency or reversing the vehicle at intersections.
30QR.5001If the driver of a vehicle exits from a lane to reach a side road or to enter some point near the road or exit from it or to turn or to reverse without taking any precaution prescribed by the law.
31QR.60003If the driver of a vehicle parks the vehicle on expressway in an undesignated area or to reverse or turn to the left or to U-turn or to drive it on the traffic island.
32QR.300NilIf a bicyclist does not ride on the right side of the main section of the road or does not ride behind other bicycle riders at places where no lanes are earmarked for two-wheelers or does not ride on the lanes earmarked for two wheelers whenever they are available.
33QR.3001If a motor cyclist does not ride on the lanes assigned for motor vehicles.
34QR.300NilIf a motor cyclist carries passengers on his motorcycle without side car or back seat or if a bicycle rider carries passengers on his bicycle which is not designed to carry passengers.
35QR.300NilIf the motorcyclist, bicyclist and the riders on the back seat do not wear the helmet.
36QR.1500NilIf a motorcyclist or bicyclist does not hold on the handle bar with both hands unless when required to indicate signals manually or if he holds on another vehicle while driving or if a two-wheeler drives on one wheel or tries to tow, carry, push or drag objects that can obstruct traffic or endanger themselves or others on the road.
37QR.500NilDriving a vehicle on a restricted road or allowing somebody to do so without written permission from licensing authority.
38QR.500 And to be increased by QR/100 for every 10 km/ hour of speed to the maximum penalty of QR.10004Exceeding posted speed limit on the road.
39QR.300NilIf the motorist does not slow down the speed at pedestrian crossings or at crowded points or turnings or curves or cross roads or intersections or roundabouts or bridges or underpasses or while entering school or hospital zoned which is to ensure the road safety.
40QR.300NilIf the motorist does not control and adjust vehicle speed according to situation and condition of road, vehicle’s condition and its load and weather that will help to stop or reduce speed whenever needed.
41QR.3003Driving a vehicle at abnormal low speed that may obstruct traffic movement without a good reason.
42QR.300NilApplying the brake suddenly without an emergency required to ensure the safety and security of the traffic in the road.
43QR.300NilNot giving clear indication in advance (turn signal) and enough time when going to slow down the speed of the vehicle.
44QR.500NilIf the driver and the front seat passenger for not wear the seat belts while driving on the road.
45QR.500NilThe driver using or holding a mobile phone or any other device in hand while driving or becoming busy watching any visual object from television set in the vehicle or allowing the children less than 10 years of age to occupy the front seat while driving the vehicle on the road.
46QR.10001Fixing of sing plates or advertisements of devices similar to the traffic signs or devices which lessen the clarity or the effect of the original signs by the traffic department of which may cause confusion to other road users.
47QR.30003To use the vehicle for purposes other than what is mentioned in the vehicle license of registration certificate or to allow somebody to do so.
48QR.15003Driving a vehicle with a vehicle license while it has been suspended on the basis of legal or administrative decision.
49  Driving a vehicle with a driving license while it has been suspended on the basis of legal or administrative decision
50QR.30003Driving a vehicle that makes noisy sounds or dense fume or causing bad smoke or leaks inflammable materials or harms the public health or environment or damages the road or driving a vehicle without an appropriate silence.
51QR.30003To drive tippers or earthmovers or bulldozers, etc. on roads which are not assigned for such vehicles.
52QR.100NilThe pedestrians walking through the main section of the road or on the areas which are assigned only for two wheelers if  there are pavements or not walking on extreme left side from the main section of the road which is at the opposite direction of the moving vehicles if the pavements are not available when they face dangers of vehicles while there are walking on the extreme right of the traffic direction or not complying with extreme edge of the road that is against their movement’s direction or one person not walking behind another one whenever it is possible during their walking on the road outside the city.
53QR.200NilIf pedestrians do not take necessary precaution while crossing the main section of the road.
54QR.500NilIf the pedestrians do not follow the signs for below directives when crossing the main section of road through assigned places-
   Signals for pedestrian crossing.
   Pedestrian not to cross when the police has allowed the vehicles to move.
   Not to mingle with the line of sergeants or with organized groups that is moving under supervision of a responsible person and all permitted parades.
   Abiding by the traffic signals and rules.
55QR.500NilIf the motorists do not give way to official motorcades or to similar convoys, or if the motorists or pedestrians try to get into the motorcade or to obstruct its movement or follow it at any method or getting near to it or running along it.
56QR.500NilIf the motorist does not abide by any of the following rules-
   Allow adequate space between him and the vehicle in front of him and to be attentive of signals of the vehicle in front of him and not to overtake except from the left side.
   Not to overtake the vehicles which are running in front of him at unclear elevations and sharp turnings, arched bridges, curves, roundabouts, pedestrian crossings and in all places where the traffic signals prohibit overtaking.
   Not to increase speed while being overtaking by another vehicle.
   Not to overtake when the vision is not clear.
   Not to overtake police, internal state security vehicles as well as ambulance and civil defence vehicles while they are on emergency calls and they are using their sirens.
   Not to overtake vehicles which are loading students in residential areas.
   Following the official signboards on the road indicating directions that are posted by licensing authority.
   Letting the vehicles assigned for emergency (police, security, civil defence, and ambulance) to pass through when on an emergency duty.
   Vacating the road immediately at intersection or junctions when emergency vehicles need to pass.
   Not driving behind emergency vehicles and not maintaining at least 50 meters of space from that.
57QR.200NilThe drivers not giving adequate signals as required.
58QR.2001If drivers of emergency vehicles (police, internal state security, civil, defence and ambulance) use the sirens without emergency cases.
59QR.10003If the motorist does not move his vehicle to the nearest service road (safe area) in case of an accident that did not involve any injuries while vehicle can be moved (drivable) or if the motorist does not inform the police immediately.
60QR.5001If the motorist refuses to disclose his name and address or the name and address of the owner of the vehicle to the traffic police in case of an accident.
61QR.3001Driving a vehicle on the road while the vehicle is not equipped with a working horn.
62QR.3001Drivers using horns except when facing an imminent danger.
63QR.3001Fixing or using air horns or musical horns.
64QR.10001Fixing or using horns or light systems or devices similar to those which are prescribed only for police or civil defence or ambulance vehicles without written permission from the licensing authority.
65QR.5001 To use high beam or fog lights in the front or rear of the vehicle except in the weather conditions that require this king of light.
66QR.1000NilUsing any method to tint glasses of the vehicle without permission from licensing authority
67QR.500NilDriving a vehicle on the road between sunset and sunrise or when the vision is poor due to weather conditions at daytime without using the following lights-
   The dim light and 2 rear lights and light of number plate at back side and high beam/ fog lights are not allowed when the vehicle is parked.
   To dim high beam/fog lights to low beam when approaching a vehicle from a reasonable distance from the opposite side.
68QR.300NilDriving motorcycles or bicycles on the road between sunset and sunrise or when the vision is poor due to weather conditions at daytime without using the following lights-
   The electric light which is fixed at front of the motorcycle or bicycle and back light of the motorcycle and the light on the side.
   The reflector at back side of the bicycle.
69QR.300NilTo drive vehicles pulled by men or animals from sunset to sunrise or when the vision is poor due to weather conditions at daytime without using the following lights-
   Having a normal white light in the front and red light in the back as those lights will be fixed in a way that will inform about the presence of a vehicle clearly during its running.
70QR.1000NilTo drive a vehicle between sunset and sunrise period on the road or when the vision is poor due to weather condions at daytime without considering the following lights-
   Should not have any red light in front of the vehicle. The while light at normal conditions and yellow light at foggy situations are sufficed.
71QR.5003When a parked car driver failed to use light signals or reflecting signs at the back side of the vehicle during daytime or night time where visibility is poor and didn’t care to park away of the main section of the road.
72QR.2001If the driver of a vehicle does not adjust the high beam light towards the right side of the road.
73QR.60007If the motorist does not abide by the automatic traffic signals.
74QR.5003If a motorist moves his vehicle and obstruct or confuse the traffic at intersections where there are automatic traffic signals, in spite of the priority of moving is to him (if a driver obstructs traffic flow at intersection).
75QR.60007If the motorist does not abide by the manual signals activated by the traffic police.
76QR.300NilFailing to give priority in moving a vehicle on road junctions where multi cross roads in squares.
77QR.300NilIf the motorist does not give priority to the vehicles coming from the left side of the intersections where signals or signs specifying the priority are not available or failing to give priority where signals and signs are there determining the priority on moving the vehicle.
78QR.300NilIf the motorist does not give the right of way for vehicles approaching from paved roads at two intersections where one road is paved and another is not paved.
79QR.300NilIf a motorist approaches the main road from the side road, does not allow the right of way to the vehicles approaching from the main road.
80QR.3003Parking and waiting of vehicles at non-assigned places.
81QR.3003To park vehicles or wait at assigned places for pedestrian crossings or on pavements.
82QR.3003To park vehicles or wait at non assigned places for parking or waiting on bridges, flyovers and underpasses.
83QR.3003To park vehicles or wait on the main section of the road near elevations or curves.
84QR.3003To park vehicles or wait at a distance of less than 15 meters from cross roads or ground entrance, roundabouts or pedestrian crossings or public transport stations.
85QR.3003To park vehicles or wait on the main section of the road beside continuous long ground signs which are not allowed to cross it.
86QR.3003To park vehicles or wait at such points where parking the vehicles or stopping there will lead to hide traffic signals and traffic sign boards or vehicles from sight of some road users.
87QR.3003To park vehicles or wait in front of entrances or exits of private residences, garages, petrol stations, hospitals, first aid centres, fire and police stations or military zones or educational institutions without permission.
88QR.3003To park vehicles or wait in the places where parking will obstruct the movement of other vehicles there.
89QR.3003To park vehicles or wait on the main section of the road nearby another parked vehicle.
90QR.3003To park vehicles or wait at waiting or parking prohibited areas.
91QR.3003To park vehicles or wait places reserved for persons with special needs or for others.
92QR.3003To park vehicles or wait at paid parking without making payment.
93QR.3003To park vehicles or wait at paid parking beyond the time limit.
94QR.3003To obstruct the use of parking lots reserved for taxies or give rise for rush in front of it.
95QR.500      3To leave a vehicle on a main road without taking necessary procedures to avoid risk of any accident or leaving it in a way that will obstruct flow of traffic or without taking necessary procedures to avoid illegal use of it by someone else or leaving it with its operating key.
96QR.5003If the driver of a vehicle remains with the vehicle on a main road that may cause to obstruct the traffic or to risk an accident on road users.
97QR.5003To leave vehicles or animals or objects on the main road in such a manner that could risk the lives of others or obstruct or block traffic.
98QR.5003To place any barrier or any object on the road that may obstruct traffic or passer-by or road works without written permission from licensing authority.
99QR.5003To transport persons in a vehicle which hasn’t seating facility or not meant for passenger transport.
100QR.5003To carry any vehicle on carrier or footboard or on the roof top of the vehicle without written permission from licensing authority.
101QR.5004To run on the road a vehicle with some parts that are not fit for use and not in a secured condition that will risk lives of the passengers or road users.
102QR.300NilIf the driver of a passenger vehicle or a transport office or a driver of a taxi or a rent a car or a limousine allows to transport passengers more than allowed by law.
103QR.300NilIf the driver of a transport vehicle diverts his attention by talking to anyone of the passengers or allows anybody to sit or stand nearby him while driving the vehicle.
104QR.15001Putting the load on the vehicle without organizing, arranging and fixing it properly in a condition that will allow the loaded materials to move or fall while the vehicle is moving.
105QR.15001Not considering the following factors when the load is placed on the vehicle-
   To not endanger persons or to not cause any risk for public or private property.
   To not make noise or to fly or lead anything that may affect public health or environment or may harass the pedestrians.
   To not obstruct vision of the vehicle driver or to not hide automatic or manual traffic signal or side signs or vehicle lights or reflectors or number plates.
   To not affect vehicle balance or not causing the driving for danger.
106QR.30001Exceeding height of load on the vehicle or things appearing from the load for more than 4.2 meters from the road level without written permission from the concerned authority.
107QR.30001Exceeding width of vehicle including load or things appearing from it for more than 2.6 meters without written permission from concerned authority.
108QR.30001To exceed the gross weight of the vehicle on a single axle by 13 tons.
   To exceed the maximum permitted weight of the vehicle on a double axel without written permission from licensing authority.
   To exceed the gross weight of a vehicle than permitted load limit without written permission from licensing authority.
109QR.30001Load extension to the front side of the vehicle for more than one meter, or to back side for more than 2 meters from the body of the vehicle without written permission from licensing authority.
110QR.30001Not holding a written permission from the licensing authority to transport materials which cannot be parted while its length will be more than permitted.
111QR.10001Not putting clear red signs on the sides of the load for altering others.
112QR.10001Making extensions on load boxes of transport vehicle and truck with the aim of carrying more than the dimensions and specifications either by width, length or height.
113QR.10001Not writing down the gross weight and number of passengers on the body of the vehicle, that its load capacity (net weight) is 3 tons or more.

This above traffic rules and regulations have been imposed on everyone who has a car in Qatar.

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