This guide will provide you with all the necessary information and guidelines should you have a motor vehicle accident in Qatar.
22 July 2013| Last updated on 19 June 2017
This guide provides all the necessary information that you should know regarding the police, the paperwork and the procedures.
2. Your vehicle registration
3. Your vehicle insurance documents
If you are involved in any kind of vehicle accident, the police will ask you for these documents.
Should you move your car?
Do not move the vehicles no matter the obstruction that they may be causing to the other road users if the vehicles have suffered major damage or if there is an injury. Allow the police to arrive and assess the situation. Furthermore, if there is an injured party, call an ambulance as well as the police, Even if you deem the injury minor, it may lead to complications and it is better to be safe than sorry.
Once the police arrive, they will ask to see your paperwork. 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 day of or the day after the accident. Also, try to retrieve the policeman’s personal details such as his name, badge number, phone number or police branch.
Once you go to the police station
Never accept blame if you believe that the accident was NOT caused due to your negligence.
Always be respectful to the police officer and NEVER lose your temper. This will only slow things down.
If your car is bumped in a parking lot and you don't have a blameworthy party
By law, the body shops in Qatar are not allowed to fix any damaged vehicle without a police report, so you will have to get one for even minor damage.
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