SOMALILAND ROADS & TRAFFIC LAWS
06/04/2013: The Somaliland Traffic Law 2013 - Xeerka Wadda Marista Gadiidka (Xeer Lr. 56/2013) has been signed into Law, on 30 March 2013, by the President. It shall be published in the Somaliland Official Gazette dated 6 April 2013. As set out in Article 114, the Law comes into force on the signature by the President and publication in the Gazette.
10/09/12: Traffic Code bill debated by the House of Representatives. Copy of the Traffic Code Bill (2012) - smaller pdf file
2010: As no comprehensive laws relating to road traffic have been passed since Somaliland’s re-assertion of its independence in 1991, the comprehensive, but dated, Somali Republic Traffic Code, Legislative Decree No: 4 of 16 December 1962 is, as far as possible, used in Somaliland. Copies of the Code are available here:
- 1962 Traffic Code Legislative Decree No. 4 of 16 December 1962 - in English language (some of the pages are faint).
- ARABIC version of the 1962 Traffic Code (Qanun almaroor) with updates 1972: Please note that the beginning is at the end of the document. This a large pdf document.
The Compulsory motor insurance laws have gone it disuse. The last such laws was the Compulsory Third Party Motor Insurance Law - Law No. 20 of 15 January 1973