Lower fine proposed for running a red light

Anteca
By Anteca

The Advisory Council seeks a review of the traffic law

By Nour Abuzant
Staff Reporter

The Advisory Council has proposed a review of the traffic law with a stress on reducing the current fine of QR6,000 for jumping the red signal, a member of the council said yesterday.
According to him, the draft proposal recommended a significant cut in the fine and suggested that the penalty be structured around a more practical model based on the circumstances of the violation and the number of times a motorist committed the same offence.

http://www.gulf-times.com/site/topics/article.asp?cu_no=2&item_no=349305...

By somwerNdmiddle• 12 years 4 months ago.
somwerNdmiddle

those fines shouldn't be changed. for whiners especially for those who beat the red light, suck it up!

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By Victory_278692• 12 years 4 months ago.
Victory_278692

us..............ALERT while on the HOT seat, don't lose focus even for a moment.

"SAFETY FIRST"

By happygolucky• 12 years 4 months ago.
happygolucky

Read the story in The Peninsula this morning which says that the fines stay as they are.

Read the full story here:

http://www.thepeninsulaqatar.com/Display_news.asp?section=Local_News&month=March2010&file=Local_News2010032431235.xml

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By Victory_278692• 12 years 5 months ago.
Victory_278692

Alfa lolz.......driving in the wrong directions?

By alfa Q• 12 years 5 months ago.
alfa Q

Are they serious in running red light areas?

By Nic• 12 years 5 months ago.
Nic

Instead of working on the improvement of the law enforcement by the police (speed, seat belts, dangerous driving), they work on alleviating the penalties of the worse aggressors and transgressors!

By KHATTAK• 12 years 5 months ago.
KHATTAK

I was not being judgmental either.....that's why I asked you, my friend :-)

btw...normally one expects replies in response/relevance to the other comments made earlier in the thread.

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By chadqa• 12 years 5 months ago.
chadqa

KHATTAK, i am not referring to those people who commented here... do not conclude my friend..

- Di bale ng TAMAD, hindi naman PAGOD.

By KHATTAK• 12 years 5 months ago.
KHATTAK

chadqa....have you really read all the comments on this thread before posting?

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By chadqa• 12 years 5 months ago.
chadqa

Why alot of people are worrying about the traffic light penalties? jumping red light etc... just abide the rules & that's it! period!

- Di bale ng TAMAD, hindi naman PAGOD.

By Khawaga• 12 years 5 months ago.
Khawaga

Do you honestly think that people here drive the way they do because the fines are so affordable? No. That's like saying people don't murder because they are afraid of prison.

By abdullak• 12 years 5 months ago.
abdullak

Have you got any idea of a driver's salary in Qatar ??? It doesn't exceed more than Qr 2,250 . And they do send majority of their salary to their native. And do you think they are gonna let go Qr 2000 off their salary ??

By jdwhisper2009• 12 years 5 months ago.
Rating: 4/5
jdwhisper2009

NO.... DO NOT REDUCE the penalty charges for jumping red lights... In fact, increase the charges from Qrs. 6000/- to Qrs. 12,000/-.......

By KHATTAK• 12 years 5 months ago.
Rating: 4/5
KHATTAK

Xray...No it wont be unfair. I see people from everywhere over speeding, changing lanes without using indicators, honking for no reason at times, not wearing seat belts, talking on mobile, parking at a 'NO Parking" place etc... but its just around QR 500 for these violations, so most dont bother much about it.

But when it comes to jumping over the red signal (Of course, mainly in Round Abouts or Intersections where there is no Camera/Radar)..... its only "Them" in 95% cases. Rest of 5% include other pals from the same region or those who were born & brought up here.

Just my observations... can be wrong though. :-)

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By Jfast_Jfurious• 12 years 5 months ago.
Jfast_Jfurious

LP good one... lol

Last day I saw a guy having to pay a fine of QR.18000. I guess that would be for jumping three red lights? I will not mention nationalities, but he was driving a Land cruiser ;-)

I personally feel it should not be reduced. 6,000 is a big amount for most people here. But 1500 to 2000 may not be..

P.S:- no prizes for guessing the nationality

JJ

By Victory_278692• 12 years 5 months ago.
Victory_278692

I clearly said "usual habit"......

as this change is for WHOM?.....

isn't that a discrimination too!

By anonymous• 12 years 5 months ago.
anonymous

Only Qatari Landcruiser driver will be happy they will have more encourage to break the red light? I wanted to suggest they have to increse the fine to 50000 and every two kilometers cameras to be installed to reduce accident/killing.

By Xray• 12 years 5 months ago.
Xray

ISn't it seems a bit unfair saying only 'Qataris' have the habit of jumping red light..

By Victory_278692• 12 years 5 months ago.
Victory_278692

these move is to appease Qataris, those have usual habit of jumping traffic signals :)

Reconfirmation are welcome!

By KHATTAK• 12 years 5 months ago.
KHATTAK

Good News for the Red Light Jumpers..... "THEY" were complaining of the higher penalties since long. Infact, "They" have indirectly helped the poor drivers having low salaries.

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By flor1212• 12 years 5 months ago.
flor1212

you can view it upon request.

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wala lang

By Vegas• 12 years 5 months ago.
Vegas

Is there anything you can belive here???

You can't teach experience...

By somwerNdmiddle• 12 years 5 months ago.
somwerNdmiddle

lower the fine?! why not cancel all traffic rules so the whining stops and......

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By flor1212• 12 years 5 months ago.
flor1212

intentionally or unintentionally (because theyhave the recording of such incident). If it is obvious that it was done intentionally, then fine to have a stiff penalty. But what about honest mistake?

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wala lang

By GodFather.• 12 years 5 months ago.
GodFather.

fanonite I think that is because you don't drive a car yet..:)

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By Deal_4_wHeel• 12 years 5 months ago.
Deal_4_wHeel

...Life would become Dull if there were no such Difficulties...

By mjamille28• 12 years 5 months ago.
mjamille28

right on, fanonite...

By happygolucky• 12 years 5 months ago.
happygolucky

Victory ...lol (almost a KM away from traffic lights)...

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By Victory_278692• 12 years 5 months ago.
Victory_278692

Good initiative and worth consideration.....

Few people so much scared (fines) from SIGNALS they slow down their cars almost a kilometer away from traffic lights :)

By fanonite• 12 years 5 months ago.
fanonite

in my life long experience of driving, how come i have never ever jumped a red light??

they have to learn to be more careful and it can only happen with more strict penalties..

"The more I see of the world the more am I dissatisfied with it." Jane Austen.

By Xray• 12 years 5 months ago.
Xray

I know many expats who are working in different companies as Driver. All the day, their job is to go here and there as per job description. Usually net pay at the end of month is in a range of 3000 - 6000Qr. Although expecting to be careful all the time but once in a while because of any unseen reason, if jumps a red light, then all his salary will go to penalty...

By GodFather.• 12 years 5 months ago.
GodFather.

LP really more deaths so considerate of you!

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By treysdad• 12 years 5 months ago.
Rating: 3/5
treysdad

a pickup tried to run a red light at the corniche/grand hamad signals and in the process rear-ended the car beside me.

All this has been happening despite the QR6,000 fine. How much more if they lower the fine?

Be careful!

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By anonymous• 12 years 5 months ago.
anonymous

They should remove the red lights then there will be no violations. Just a few more dead people. But that's okay. They'll die anyway.

By Rizks• 12 years 5 months ago.
Rizks

do u call tat LOW ? :(

atleast 1-5 Qrs would hav been better.

By happygolucky• 12 years 5 months ago.
Rating: 4/5
happygolucky

It should not be more than QR500. The amount of QR 6000 or the suggested QR1500-QR2000 is not reasonable.

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By mjamille28• 12 years 5 months ago.
Rating: 3/5
mjamille28

insane... then, people will think it's okay to jump a red light since the fine is not that significant.. :/

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