Reminder: Qatar’s new traffic law to take effect from Thursday, Dec. 31

Traffic police will begin enforcing newer, stricter policies on Qatar’s roads by the end of this week, according to media reports.

Law No. 16 of 2015, which updates the existing traffic law No. 19 of 2007, was approved by the Emir in August, and doubles fines for overtaking on the right and parking in special needs spots unnecessarily.

Last month, Brig. Mohamed Saad Al Kharji, Director-General of the Ministry of Interior’s traffic department, said the new law would take effect at the start of the new year.