so you’ve studied using in qatar and have gotten your motive force’s license already. congratulations in this new chapter as it takes money and time to apply for a license to power in a foreign country. given this, it is essential which you also are privy to sure qatar using guidelines to take note of so as to avoid fines and ensure that you and different drivers are safe on the street.
in this newsletter, we are posting a list of driving site visitors violations and their corresponding fines as shared with the aid of the ministry of interior-qatar. please be guided hence as these regulations were posted to avoid accidents and inconvenience.
all drivers in qatar ought to be privy to this list to your awareness and safety. good to recognise the law when using your vehicle and different automobiles.
qatar site visitors violations and fines
please make sure you read the subsequent offenses and sanctions for your reference.
Qatar Traffic Violations and Fines
1 Driving a non registered vehicle. QR.3000 2 Points
2 Not displaying the sticker indicating the valid date of the vehicle license at a clear place on the vehicle or refusing to show it when requested. QR.300 1
3 Driving a vehicle on the road without renewal of it’s license. QR.1500 Nil
4 Driving a vehicle without number plates. QR.3000 3
5 Making unauthorized changes of color or shape of the number plates or altering the details on it or loaning it or exchanging it. QR.1500 3
6 Not 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 it’s export out of the country ultimately. QR.500 Nil
7 Not informing the licensing authority immediately about the loss or damage of any one or both of the number plates. QR.500 2
8 Using the commercial number plates in unauthorized situations. QR.500 Nil
9 Using of temporary number plates ( “For test” number plates) for unauthorized purposes. QR.500 Nil
10 Driving a vehicle with commercial number plates or number plates which are allowed for test vehicles without fixing it properly on the vehicle as requested by the law or allowing an unauthorized person to drive that vehicle. QR.500 Nil
11 Not returning of a commercial or test vehicles’ number plates or a temporary number plate to the licensing authority when cancelled or not renewed. QR.500 Nil
12 To 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. QR.500 Nil
13 To 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. QR.3000 3
14 If the owner does not inform the licensing authority in writing about the change of ownership of the vehicle within three days of ownership change along with details of new owner and his address. QR.500 Nil
15 If 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. QR.500 Nil
16 The 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 10 days of such a change. QR.500 Nil
17 If 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. QR.500 Nil
18 The 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. QR.300 Nil
19 Driving a vehicle without renewing driving license. QR.1500 Nil
20 The driver not carrying the driving license while driving or not producing it when asked by the police. QR.500 1
21 To obtain more than one driving license of same kind or to use it or to allow some one 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. QR.500 Nil
22 The 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. QR.300 Nil
23 The 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. QR.3000 Nil
24 Setting up or running a driving school or conducting driving classes without permission from the licensing authority. QR.3000 Nil
25 If the motorist does not stay in the right side of the road in situations specified by law. QR.500 1
26 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. QR.3000 1
27 Not abiding by the lanes on the main section of the road while driving. QR.500 1
28 Driving a vehicle in the opposite (wrong) direction. QR.6000 6
29 Reversing the vehicle on the main road except in emergency or reversing the vehicle at intersections. QR.1500 3
30 If 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. QR.500 1
31 If 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. QR.6000 3
32 If 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. QR.300 Nil
33 If a motor cyclist does not ride on the lanes assigned for motor vehicles. QR.300 1
34 If 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. QR.300 Nil
35 If the motorcyclist, bicyclist and the riders on the back seat do not wear the helmet. QR.300 Nil
36 If 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. QR.1500 Nil
37 Driving a vehicle on a restricted road or allowing somebody to do so without written permission from licensing authority. QR.500 Nil
38 Exceeding posted speed limit on the road. QR.500
And to be increased by QR.100 for every 10 km / hour of speed to the maximum penalty of QR.1000. 4
39 If 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 zones which is to ensure the road safety. QR.300 Nil
40 If 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. QR.300 Nil
41 Driving a vehicle at abnormal low speed that may obstruct traffic movement without a good reason. QR.300 3
42 Applying the brake suddenly without an emergency required to ensure the safety and security of the traffic in the road. QR.300 Nil
43 Not giving clear indication in advance (turn signal) and enough time when going to slow down the speed of the vehicle. QR.300 Nil
44 If the driver and the front seat passenger do not wear the seat belts while driving on the road. QR.500 Nil
45 The 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. QR.500 Nil
46 Fixing of sign plates or advertisements or devices similar to the traffic signs or devices which lessen the clarity or the effect of the original signs by the traffic department or which may cause confusion to other road users. QR.1000 1
47 To use the vehicle for purposes other than what is mentioned in the vehicle lecense or registration certificate or to allow somebody to do so. QR.3000 3
48 Driving a vehicle with a vehicle license while it has been suspended on the basis of legal or administrative decision. QR.1500 3
49 Driving a vehicle with a driving license while it has been suspended on the basis of legal or administrative decision.
50 Driving 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 silencer. QR.3000 3
51 To drive tippers or earthmovers or bulldozers, etc. on roads which are not assigned for such vehicles. QR.3000 3
52 The 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 they 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. QR.100 Nil
53 If pedestrians do not take necessary precaution while crossing the main section of the road. QR.200 Nil
54 If the pedestrians do not follow the signs for below directives when crossing the main section of the road through assigned places :- QR.500 Nil
1. Signals for pedestrian crossing.
2. Pedestrian not to cross when the police has allowed the vehicles to move.
3. 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.
4. Abiding by the traffic signals and rules.
55 If 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. QR.500 Nil
56 If the motorist does not abide by any of the following rules:- QR.500 Nil
1. 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.
2. 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.
3. Not to increase speed while being overtaking by another vehicle.
4. Not to overtake when the vision is not clear.
5. Not to overtake police, internal state security vehicles as well as ambulance and civil defense vehicles while they are on emergency calls and they are using their sirens.
6. Not to overtake vehicles which are loading students in residential areas.
7. Following the official signboards on the road indicating directions that are posted by licensing authority.
8. Letting the vehicles assigned for emergency (police, security, civil defense and ambulance) to pass through when on an emergency duty.
9. Vacating the road immediately at intersection or junctions when emergency vehicles need to pass.
10. Not driving behind emergency vehicles and not maintaining at least 50 meters of space from that.
57 The drivers not giving adequate signals as required. QR.200 Nil
58 If drivers of emergency vehicles ( police, internal state security, civil defense and ambulance) use the sirens without emergency cases. QR.200 1
59 If 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. QR.1000 3
60 If 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. QR.500 1
61 Driving a vehicle on the road while the vehicle is not equipped with a working horn. QR.300 1
62 Drivers using horns except when facing an imminent danger . QR.300 1
63 Fixing or using air horns or musical horns. QR.300 1
64 Fixing or using horns or light systems or devices similar to those which are prescribed only for police or civil defense or ambulance vehicles without written permission from the licensing authority. QR.1000 1
65 To use high beam or fog lights in the front or rear of the vehicle except in the weather conditions that require this kind of light. QR.500 1
66 Using any method to tint glasses of the vehicle without permission from licensing authority. QR.1000 Nil
67 Driving 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 :- QR.500 Nil
a. 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.
b. To dim high beam / fog lights to low beam when approaching a vehicle from a reasonable distance from the opposite side.
68 Driving 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 :- QR.300 Nil
a. 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.
b. The reflector at back side of the bicycle.
69 To 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: QR.300 Nil
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.
70 To drive a vehicle between sunset and sunrise period on the road or when the vision is poor due to weather conditions at daytime without considering the following lights:- QR.1000 Nil
Should not have any red light in front of the vehicle. The white light at normal conditions and yellow light at foggy situations are sufficed.
71 When a parked car driver failed to use light signals or reflecting signs at the back side of the vehicle during daytime or nighttime where visibility is poor and didn’t care to park away of the main section of the road. QR.500 3
72 If the driver of a vehicle does not adjust the high beam light towards the right side of the road.. QR.200 1
73 If the motorist does not abide by the automatic traffic signals. QR.6000 7
74 If 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). QR.500 3
75 If the motorist does not abide by the manual signals activated by the traffic police. QR.6000 7
76 Failing to give priority in moving a vehicle on road junctions where multi cross roads in squares. QR.300 Nil
77 If 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. QR.300 Nil
78 If 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. QR.300 Nil
79 If 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. QR.300 Nil
80 Parking and waiting of vehicles at non assigned places. QR.300 3
81 To park vehicles or wait at assigned places for pedestrian crossings or on pavements. QR.300 3
82 To park vehicles or wait at non assigned places for parking or waiting on bridges, flyovers and underpasses. QR.300 3
83 To park vehicles or wait on the main section of the road near elevations or curves. QR.300 3
84 To park vehicles or wait at a distance of less than 15 meters from cross roads or ground entrances, roundabouts or pedestrian crossings or public transport stations. QR.300 3
85 To park vehicles or wait on the main section of the road beside continuous long ground signs which are not allowed to cross it. QR.300 3
86 To park vehicles or wait at such points where parking the vehicle or stopping there will lead to hide traffic signals and traffic sign boards or vehicles from sight of some road users. QR.300 3
87 To park vehicles or wait in front of entrances or exits of private residences, garages, petrol stations, hospitals, first aid centers, fire and police stations or military zones or educational institutions without permission. QR.300 3
88 To park vehicles or wait in the places where parking will obstruct the movement of other vehicles there. QR.300 3
89 To park vehicles or wait on the main section of the road nearby another parked vehicle. QR.300 3
90 To park vehicles or wait at waiting or parking prohibited areas. QR.300 3
91 To park vehicles or wait at places reserved for persons with special needs or for others. QR.500 3
92 To park vehicles or wait at paid parking without making payment. QR.300 3
93 To park vehicles or wait at paid parking beyond the time limit. QR.300 3
94 To obstruct the use of parking lots reserved for taxies or give rise for rush in front of it. QR.300 3
95 To 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. QR.500 3
96 If 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. QR.500 3
97 To 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. QR.500 3
98 To place any barrier or any object on the road that may obstruct traffic or passersby or road works without written permission from licensing authority. QR.500 3
99 To transport persons in a vehicle which hasn’t seating facility or not meant for passenger transport. QR.500 3
100 To carry any vehicle on carrier or footboard or on the roof top of the vehicle without written permission from licensing authority. QR.500 3
101 To 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. QR.500 4
102 If 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. QR.300 Nil
103 If 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. QR.300 Nil
104 Putting 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. QR.1500 1
105 Not considering the following factors when the load is placed on the vehicle:- QR.1500 1
1. To not endanger persons or to not cause any risk for public or private property.
2. To not make noise or to fly or leak anything that may affect public health or environment or may harass the pedestrians.
3. 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.
4. To not affect vehicle balance or not causing the driving for danger.
106 Exceeding 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 . QR.3000 1
107 Exceeding width of vehicle including load or things appearing from it for more than 2.6 meters without written permission from concerned authority. QR.3000 1
108 1) To exceed the gross weight of the vehicle on a QR.3000 1
single axle by 13 tons.
2) To exceed the maximum permitted weight of the vehicle on a double axle without written permission from licensing authority.
3) To exceed the gross weight of a vehicle than permitted load limit without written permission from licensing authority.
109 Load 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. QR.3000 1
110 Not holding a written permission from the licensing authority to transport materials which cannot be parted while its length will be more than permitted . QR.3000 1
111 Not putting clear red signs on the sides of the load for alerting others . QR.1000 1
112 Making 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. QR.1000 1
113 Not 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.
the above site visitors fines had been carried out for all people who has a automobile in qatar. please abide them for the security of all drivers and much greater of pedestrians.
we hope you locate the above desk useful in information and gaining expertise to the riding policies in qatar. we intention to be a beneficial supply of information as we get hold of updates online on one-of-a-kind rules and policies made to make our lives simpler and safer. safe driving anyone!