Photos by Rana Khaled and gallery by Camila Ferreira
It is common to see crashed cars and erratic driving on Qatar’s main roads. This photo gallery, relying on preliminary statistics provided by the Ministry of Interior’s Traffic Department and Qatar’s Statistics Authority, shows what is happening on Qatar’s risky roads.
By Mai Al-Mannai
Qatar recently won the 2022 World Cup bid, one of the most lucrative tourism deals a country can acquire. Among many of the issues it needs to address before hosting the prestigious tournament is its dangerous roads.
By Nazneen Zahan and Shannon Farhoud
Preliminary figures released by the Ministry of Interior’s Traffic Department for 2010 show a drop in annual car crashes compared with numbers provided by Qatar’s Statistics Authority for 2009.
By Ashlene Ramadan, Shereena Qazi and Thouria Mahmoud
It’s been called the neglected epidemic: people losing their lives in traffic accidents. Statistics show that 18.5 percent of the deaths in Qatar are a result of traffic accidents and in 2010 alone, 226 people lost their lives.
About This Project
Written, produced and run by 11 Northwestern University in Qatar journalism students, Qatar Behind the Wheel provides a comprehensive look at the nation’s dangerous roads.