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VIDEO: Move cars after minor accidents or face fines, Qatar’s MOI says

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A new video posted this week on the Ministry of Interior’s Facebook page illustrates clearly why drivers in Qatar should move their vehicles after getting into minor accidents. MOI writes:

“What will you do in case you got in involved in a minor accident, where there is no injury for any party and your vehicle can be moved? Start arguing with other party in the middle of the road by blocking all the traffic behind? Or would you move your vehicle to the nearest parking area and call police?”

In the past, the common wisdom was that motorists should leave their cars untouched so that police who arrive on the scene can determine culpability more easily.

But that was before Qatar’s population doubled to more than 2 million people. Now, residents who get into an accident that causes little to no damage or injury must move their cars to avoid causing unnecessary traffic backups – or face a QR1,000 fine and three points on your driving record.

Thoughts?

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Nicolette D.
Nicolette D.
6 years ago

This is a good move! way to go Qatar.. 🙂

greg
greg
6 years ago

i was texting and bumped into the next car. Let’s argue who is in fault…

Big Biker
Big Biker
6 years ago

I was involved in an accident with no injury. Guy ran into the back of me. We moved our cars to the side and called the police. They asked if any injuries and when we told them no they said to go to the traffic police department. When we got there they photographed the damage, went to the desk and the officer told the guy as he ran into me he would be held responsible. He accepted responsibility he paid the fee and we got our paperwork for the repairs.
It was quick and simple. Maybe I was lucky but this is how it should work.

Zaheer
Zaheer
6 years ago
Reply to  Big Biker

I thought the photographs had to be taken by ourself, as my friend had to photo graph and print the colored copy ..n submit it to police..

Deepak Babu
Deepak Babu
6 years ago
Reply to  Zaheer

There were not even photographs involved in my case. I thought photographs were not required as long as one person admits to the fault.

BBCA
BBCA
6 years ago
Reply to  Deepak Babu

That worked in my situation. some smart person was parked to the right of the entry of a roundabout. I didnt see him there when I entered the roundabout looking to my left for traffic. I ran in to the back of him. In the United States if you hit someone form the back then you are considered at fault so i assumed it was my fault and I would pay the fee. We call the police, they told us to come to the nearest station, I admitted fault, paid the fine, there was no argument and it did not take long.

I would say that as long as there is no argument that things will go very smoothly, with or without pictures.

Ms. Hala
6 years ago
Reply to  Zaheer

Take your own pictures at the scene for security but officers will also take theirs at the traffic department as well.

Huzz
Huzz
6 years ago

Its all fine until there is a change in stories and people do not admit fault. GoPro on Dashboard.

DavidRSS8
DavidRSS8
6 years ago

I love these videos, because they always bring a chuckle to my day.

Notice there is not a single white Land Cruiser in the video. It’s like some of the buckle-up the baby ads: the actors are a bunch of white people (hardly the group most guilty of letting children roam around the car).

Don’t get me wrong, every nationality has bad drivers, but the videos and ads obsequiousness work against them.

Samuel
Samuel
6 years ago
Reply to  DavidRSS8

It’s a simple video for raising awareness on what to do in that situation. Most people will get the message just fine, are we really gonna complain now because the ads don’t have land cruisers and so is “racist”? lol. That’s just silly.

Observant One
Observant One
6 years ago

Thats not Qatar in that cartoon. There are footpaths, people are driving in the lanes, no one honked as soon as the light turned green, no one mounted the curb, no kids hanging out windows or sunroofs, no car wreck on the side of the road, no one driving at 150 weaving in and out of lanes, no buses full of ‘bachelors’, no LC flashy flashy, no rubbish littering the roadside, no one opening the door and spitting, ….

BBCA
BBCA
6 years ago
Reply to  Observant One

hahahahhahahahahah. True… True…. Hahahahhahaha

Ms. Hala
6 years ago

Can we also fine those whom feel the need to literally slam their brakes so they can fully observe these fender benders? The one of two scenarios I find myself holding down my car horn for these idiots to move along.

AEC
AEC
6 years ago

Closing the stable door? Wouldn’t it make more sense to police the bad driving so there were less accidents in the first place rather than trying to mop up the consequences?

Vanessa
Vanessa
6 years ago

Do drivers who don’t already know to move their vehicle following a minor accident even read the news?!

BBCA
BBCA
6 years ago

Good move.

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