No more visits to Traffic Department after car accidents

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Motorists involved in traffic accidents in Qatar will no longer be required to visit the traffic department to collect documents for repair.

Instead the documents are passed on to the responsible insurance company. Usually this is the insurer of the party who has caused the accident.

This is possible as General Directorate of Traffic has entered into an agreement with motor insurance companies to establish an electronic link between them, a statement issued by the Traffic Department at the Ministry of Interior said yesterday.

How the new system works

Details of an accident such reference number, and the number of the vehicle to be repaired as also what damages have been caused that need to be fixed, will be sent to insurance companies through an electronic link.

This report will be based on the analysis of the situation by the traffic patrol at the accident scene.

Traffic-SMSMeanwhile, the person involved in the accident will get a message to approach the insurance company to follow up for repair works of the car.

Besides speeding up the procedures, this will make it easier for people who use the electronic services as a substitute for paper documents, especially in traffic accident cases.

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The statement, however, didn’t say what happens if an accident is minor and no traffic inspectors turns up at the site.

Related : Road Accidents procedures in Qatar

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