Failing to carry license to draw fines
Iraqi traffic directorate announces penalties for driving without a license
BAGHDAD – The General Directorate of Traffic in Iraq has announced the legal consequences for driving without a license or failing to carry one while driving, in addition to outlining the age requirements for obtaining driving licenses for both motorcycles and vehicles.
Ziad Al-Qaisi, the directorate’s spokesperson, informed Al-Sabah newspaper that the penalty for operating a vehicle without a license includes a fine of up to 200,000 Iraqi dinars, possible imprisonment, and vehicle impoundment.
He stressed that these actions are considered infractions of traffic laws. Al-Qaisi also noted, “Individuals who have a driving license but do not have it on them while driving will face a 50,000 Iraqi dinar fine and a five-day vehicle impoundment.”
Concerning the age prerequisites for acquiring a driving license, Al-Qaisi stated that individuals who are 16 years old are eligible to obtain licenses for all types of motorcycles, including two-wheelers, tuk-tuks, or three-wheeled vehicles.
He further explained, “Anyone who is 17 years old, entering their 18th year, is qualified to obtain a license to drive a private vehicle.”