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Road accident procedures in Qatar

No one wants to be part of a road accident. But it is always best to be informed on how to act and react if you ever get involved in a vehicle accident, no matter how minor.  Read below all the necessary information that you should know regarding the police, the paperwork and the procedures.

Case A : Minor Accident – Both parties agree on who is at fault

Case B : Minor Accident – Both parties agree on who is at fault and meet later

Case C : Injury / Major Damage / Parties do not agree on who is at fault

Case D : Hit and run / Accident or scratch while at parking

Case E : Accident without another party (Hit on a stationery object)

STEP 1 : Emergency calls – Police / Ambulance

STEP 2 :  When Police arrives on scene

At the scene of the incident you will be asked to provide your license, vehicle registration and insurance documents. Then they will issue you with a red or a green ticket. The red indicates that you are at fault while the green means that you are not at fault.

They will then inform you of the date that you need to go to the police station to collect the police report. This is done on the same day or the next day.

STEP 3 : At the Police Station

Update : 1 March 2015  – A new procedure has been announced, where you no longer need to visit the Traffic Department. After police verifies the accident on site, you will receive an SMS with accident file number and asking you to visit the insurance company. The details of accident would be passed on to the insurance company through an electronic link.

STEP 4 : Insurance Claim

STEP 5 : Garage Repair

Wish you all accident-free safe driving !