Saturday, October 20, 2007

New traffic law signs

Drivers in Doha, especially the locals, are very reckless. Qatar has the most traffic fatalities per capita than any other country in the world. It is a huge problem. The Government drafted a new set of traffic laws and along with that a list of violations and penalties. There are signs popping up all over town trying to get people to start driving responsibly. The penalties for not obeying the new laws are pretty steep...such as the one on the above sign! Up to 3 years in jail and 500,000 Riyals (around $140,000) for driving on the wrong side of the road!

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