Pedestrians in Qatar are reminded to be extra careful, as the Ministry of Interior (MOI) will begin recording violations of traffic rules and impose fines from 1 August 2019.
Pedestrians are reminded to use the nearest crossing to cross the road.
At intersections, locate and press the crosswalk button, wait until you see the WALK signal and follow the rules for crossing.
— Ministry of Interior (@MOI_QatarEn) July 31, 2019
Fines for Violations
In case the pedestrians are walking in the middle of the carriageway, or not using pavements / sidewalks (if they are available) or not using the far edge of carriageway opposite to the direction of driving in the absence of pavements, the pedestrian will be fined QAR100.
If pedestrians are not taking required precautions or not using designated crossing areas to cross the road, he or she will be fined QAR200.
Pedestrians who don’t follow traffic signals will be fined QAR500 if not properly crossing the road at intersections or if traffic police are allowing vehicles to move or break through military parades and processions.
For updates and more information about paedestrian rights and responsibilities, visit moi.gov.qa.