Qatar residents should soon be able to renew their car registration, obtain driver’s licenses and access other traffic-related services while at the hospital and the airport.
New offices will reportedly be set up soon at Hamad International Airport, Hamad Hospital and in Mesaimeer and Messaied in response to growing demand for services, an official has said.
The offices will provide traffic-related services including selling vehicles, payment of traffic violation penalties and changing the color of one’s car, among other things.
However, residents can only cancel car registration, obtain special number plates and get permits to export vehicles at the offices in Madinat Khalifa and Industrial Area, the Peninsula reports.
The newspaper cited Capt. Ali Rashid Mohamed Al Azbah, head of traffic offices at the Ministry of Interior, as adding that new vehicle inspection offices will also be st up soon, in collaboration with Woqod.
Paperless accident reporting
Meanwhile, Al Azbah confirmed that a new electronic system to report vehicle accidents is still being set up.
The scheme, which was announced in March, would allow motorists involved in accidents to skip going to the traffic department to collect paperwork for their insurers.
Instead, reports of all accidents involving damage to cars would be sent directly from police to the insurance companies.
Once the process is implemented, officers at the scene of an accident would be required to electronically log all the details, including an incident reference number, the registration numbers of the cars involved and details of the damage incurred.
This report would be sent directly to the relevant driver’s insurance company, while an SMS with the incident number and details of the insurer would be forwarded to the motorists involved.
They would then be able to go directly to the insurance company to arrange repairs, the MOI previously said.