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.
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.
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Lead agency: National Traffic Safety Committee
Speed limit law
Motorcycle helmet law
Child restraint law
Mobile phones while driving law
Annual road fatalities
Fatalities per 100K pop. per year
Estimated GDP loss
Source: WHO Global Status Report on Road Safety 2015