Organizing traffic movements in Qatar as in any country was started from the date the people started using vehicles in Qatar. The Law enforcement force of that time took the responsibility of organizing the traffic movements in Qatar where the numbers of vehicles and driving licenses were very less.
The traffic law No. (17) was issued in the year 1968 to organize the traffic rules and disciplines in a time when the signs and features of development was witnessed in the country along with increase in the numbers of vehicles and driving licenses issued for people in addition to increment in the population density.
In the shades of this development and opulence seen commonly in all parts of the country along with the growth of population, long roads, huge numbers of vehicles and rise in the numbers of foreign workers, led to recruit a large number of police personnel to organize the traffic movement in the country and other experts to improve the traffic system in the State. When the traffic law No. (17) of 1968 didn’t comprise whole parts of traffic requirements that convoy with the cultural awakening of that time, the traffic law No.(10) for the year 1979 and its implementing regulations were issued and later, the law No. (13) for the year 1998 was issued in order to match with the requirements of that time.
Later, in the year of 2007, the new traffic law was issued as a response to the requirements of comprehensive renaissance seen in the State of Qatar in all fields.