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Hefty fine for blocking the road after minor accidents: Official

Hefty fine for blocking the road after minor  accidents: Official


Hisham Aljundi
Doha
Getting involved in a minor accident without injuries may be a small thing, but leaving vehicles on the road causing obstruction to traffic flow is a big violation, a Traffic Department official has said.
Captain Ali Hamad al Aswad al Marri, Head of Traffic Investigation Department at Madinat Khalifa, said leaving vehicles in the middle of the road after minor accidents will attract a fine of QR1,000.
Under Article 66 of the traffic law of 2007, an accident which did not result in any injuries and it was possible to move the vehicles involved in the accident, then such vehicles shall be moved to the nearest service station on the road, and the traffic police informed immediately.
Marri said those who keep their vehicles in the same position waiting for police patrols to come will face an immediate fine for causing traffic jam.
"Those who keep their vehicles on the road fearing that moving them will change the results of the police report are wrong. We have professional and highly-trained officers who can easily identify the vehicle responsible for the accident," Marri said.
Regarding the police report, Marri said the traffic police investigates the accident case thoroughly and then illustrates the accident to the two parties involved to guarantee fairness.
He said that keeping vehicles on the road will not change anything and is not in the favour of those involved in the accident or the other motorists.
"I call all motorists to have faith in our traffic officers and be sure that the results of the accident investigations will be fair." Marri strongly urged the motorists to comply with traffic rules.

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