The General Directorate of Traffic has launched a campaign to control serious violations aiming at reducing wrong behaviour by drivers and enhancing road safety to save lives and property.
The directorate has been organising this campaign annually during the holy month of Ramadan to control the most common traffic violations, as part of its efforts to achieve the highest levels of road safety and reduce accidents, deaths and severe injuries.
Among the violations the campaign focuses include vehicles that make loud noises bothering people, especially in residential neighbourhoods, as people are advised to stay home to limit the spread of the novel coronavirus (Covid-19).
Other violations that are targeted include racing, reckless driving, and others that endanger the driver and road users. All legal measures will be taken against the offenders, the official Qatar News Agency (QNA) said.
Traffic Investigation Department's First Lieutenant Saad Talal al-Rumaihi explained that legal procedures in the case of violations included impounding of vehicles and transferring the driver to the Public Prosecution.
He pointed to dozens of vehicles detained in the framework of this campaign. He said Traffic patrols keep a watch on all internal and external roads, with a focus on some areas where there are many complaints from the residents.
The Traffic Department receives complaints from the public round the clock, he said, calling on everyone to immediately report any wrong traffic behaviour through the contact numbers .
The department has called on drivers to adhere to traffic rules, stressing the importance of safe driving in order to preserve lives and property during the holy month, and to reduce serious traffic accidents that cause deaths and severe injuries.
It also urged the public to adhere to the precautionary measures to limit the spread of the coronavirus and to stay at home and not to go out unless it is extremely necessary.