Guide : 13 Traffic Violations that can land you in jail

Most traffic tickets are issued for minor offences – including tickets for speeding and parking violations. Normally these can be settled by paying the fine amount at MOI or Traffic Department.

But there are certain traffic-related offences that can result in more significant fines, loss of driving privileges, or even imprisonment.

Here are the types of violations that cannot be settled by paying fines and needs to be viewed by the concerned court:

1. Driving a vehicle without obtaining a driving license or with a license that is not meant for the class of vehicle.

  • Minimum imprisonment of one month ; Maximum imprisonment of 3 years ; AND / OR fine of minimum QR 10,000 and maximum QR 50,000.
  • The punishment for repeating the same violation will be a compulsory minimum Imprisonment of one week and maximum 3 years and fine of minimum QR 20,000 and maximum QR 50,000.
  • 3 black points on license

2. Giving a vehicle to someone who does not have a valid license to drive the kind of vehicle or to a person without driving license or to a person who does not have any other permit required by the law.

  • Minimum imprisonment of one month ; Maximum imprisonment of 3 years ; AND / OR fine of minimum QR 10,000 and maximum QR 50,000.
  • The punishment will be double by the minimum level in case of repeating the same violation.
  • 2 black points on license

3. Conducting races for men, cars or bicycles on roads without written permission from licensing authority or not complying with rules and regulations assigned by the licensing authority.

  • Minimum imprisonment of one month ; Maximum imprisonment of 3 years ; AND / OR fine of minimum QR 10,000 and maximum QR 50,000.
  • The punishment will be double by the minimum level in case of repeating the same violation.
  • 3 black points on license

4. Carrying out construction or maintenance or destruction or making holes on roads that may obstruct traffic or risk the road users without permission from licensing authority. Or not putting the warning signs, necessary caution boards and not following rules and regulations of licensing authority.

  • Minimum imprisonment of one month ; Maximum imprisonment of 3 years ; AND / OR fine of minimum QR 10,000 and maximum QR 50,000.
  • The punishment will be double by the minimum level in case of repeating the same violation.
  • 3 black points on license

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