Qatar Emir approves updated traffic law with new stiffer penalties

Motorists in Qatar will soon face stricter repercussions for certain traffic violations after the nation’s Emir signed off on amendments to the country’s traffic law yesterday.

Law No. 16 of 2015, which updates the existing traffic law No. 19 of 2007, doubles fines for illegally overtaking cars from the right lane and parking in spaces reserved for people with special needs.

Effective three months after it is published in the Ministry of Justice’s Official Gazette, the updated law is expected to come into force late this year or early 2016.

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Source News: Doha News
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