Hefty penalty for traffic law violations
Doha, December 3, 2007
The Qatari Traffic Department has warned the public who do not give way to vehicles on emergency and security duties that they face heavy fines and imprisonment.
Anyone who violates the new traffic law will be sentenced to imprisonment of minimum one week and a maximum one year and/or fine of minimum QR3,000 ($822) and maximum of QR10,000 ($2,740), said a report in Gulf Times.
“Drivers should allow vehicles on emergency duty manned by the police, the internal security force (Lakhwiya), civil defence, and ambulances free and easy passage. Other vehicles should slow down or stop to make way for the emergency service vehicles,” an official said.
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