The incidence of road traffic crashes has demonstrated a relatively steady decline in recent years, despite the growing number of registered vehicles in Qatar. Nonetheless, over 200* people are still killed every year due to traffic accidents, 34%* of which are drivers of cars, 38% passengers, 28% passengers, and 90%* are men.

Qatar has adopted a number of key road safety best practices, such as a demerit / penalty point system, national speed limits and seat-belt wearing law. All strategies are reported to be moderately to well enforced.

(*WHO 2015)

GRSP activities



EU MENA Programme

As part of the overall EuroMed regional project on Road, Rail, and Urban Transport programme, the 2011-2014 EU funded project aimed to contribute to the reduction of road crash death and injury in targeted countries and pilot communities.

Road user groups


Passengers are as much road users as the drivers of the vehicle that they are in. The responsibility rests on their actions as well as participation in the driver`s irresponsible use of the road. Passengers need to accept that they have a choice when it comes to whether they will be a part of a potential road traffic crash or not.

Risk factors

Members Collaboration

IFRC engagement

Website Carrying out RS activites Interested in expanding RS work
Qatar Red Crescent Society Yes Yes

National laws

Lead agency: National Traffic Safety Committee

Speed limit law

Motorcycle helmet law

Child restraint law

Drug-driving law

Drink-driving law

Seat-belt law

Mobile phones while driving law

Crash data

Annual road fatalities


Fatalities per 100K pop. per year




Estimated GDP loss

not available

Registered vehicles


Income group


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