As of February 19, 2017, mobile radars are officially active on some roads and more will be added.
20 February 2017| Last updated on 19 June 2017
As of February 19, 2017, extra mobile radars are officially active on some roads and will keep increasing.
Qatar’s traffic police are increasing the number of mobile radars placed around the country. The extra radars are meant to make it more difficult to speed without getting caught.
The Ministry of Labour stated that it hopes the radars encourage people to follow the speed limits. Those who don’t abide by the limit and get caught by one of the radars will get a QR500 fine, in addition to QR100 for every 10 km/hr of speed to the maximum penalty of QR1000.
In 2016, motorists accumulated more than 1.6 million tickets for driving infractions. This number is actually a lower one than previous years.
The mobile radars are usually found in vehicles, parked at whichever location a police officer deems problematic. Therefore, unlike fixed radars, they are more difficult to spot and motorists can’t simply note where they are and slow down right beforehand.
However, the MOI has been tweeting the general locations of these mobile radars to give an idea to the public. They noted that areas such as Kharara Road, Al Shamal Highway, Al Wakrah-Mesaieed Highway, Dukhan Highway and Salwa Road are among the first locations to get mobile radars.
If you’d like to verify if you’ve received a traffic fine, you can simply go to the MOI page here.
You will need one of the following: plate number, ID number or company ID number. You will also be able to pay the fines online.
Other Common Fines
Driving at an abnormal low: QR300
Not carrying driving license while driving: QR500
Not wearing the seatbelt: QR500
Using or holding mobile phone while driving: QR500
Not using turn signals: QR200
Tinting glass without prior approval: QR1000
Not abiding by automatic traffic signals: QR6000
For a full list of the fines, click here>>