UAE | Traffic and Transport

Buyers of used vehicles in Abu Dhabi, Al Ain can now verify accident history online

New website launched by the Ministry of Interior will provide details useful to purchasers

  • By Abdulla Rasheed, Abu Dhabi Editor
  • Published: 00:00 March 11, 2012
  • Gulf News

A used car complex in the UAE
  • Image Credit: © XPRESS / Virendra Saklani
  • Prospective buyers of a used vehicle registered in Abu Dhabi and Al Ain can know its history of accidents online. Image for illustrative purpose only.

Abu Dhabi: Sellers of used vehicles involved in accidents cannot cheat prospective buyers by falsely claiming that they are ‘accident-free'. The truth will now be revealed by a simple online search using the vehicle's chassis number.

Prospective buyers of a used vehicle registered in Abu Dhabi and Al Ain can know its history of accidents online, thanks to a new website launched by the Ministry of Interior (MoI).

Upon feeding in the vehicle's chassis number, the traffic electronic services website of the MoI will provide all details related to accidents involving that vehicle anywhere in the country.

It will give an up-to-date history of accidents from the date of registration of the vehicle.

This website will also provide other information a prospective buyer wants to know, such as vehicle registration and status of plate reservation, a senior official of Abu Dhabi Police told Gulf News. The most important information available is the history of accidents, the official, who did not want to be named, said.

He said: "We noticed that may people sell and buy cars without providing correct information about the vehicles, especially the history of accidents."

"The website is connected to a database in the Ministry of Interior and the Traffic of Abu Dhabi Police which provides all information about a vehicle as soon as you enter its chassis number," he said.

Comments (16)

  1. Added 16:44 March 11, 2012

    The link provided is not working. This online tool was there for long time . It worked also. I believe this is not a new thing.

    Afzal, Abu Dhabi , United Arab Emirates

  2. Added 16:29 March 11, 2012

    Website doesn't work...

    John, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

  3. Added 15:41 March 11, 2012

    that's excellent i want it in dubai too

    mohammed shaikh, dubai, Pakistan

  4. Added 11:51 March 11, 2012

    Congratulation for UAE authorities...

    Sathar, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

  5. Added 11:47 March 11, 2012

    great news. just checked it out and it works. how far back does this record incidents? Is it only from the time that SAEED started operating?

    Heinz, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

  6. Added 11:21 March 11, 2012

    But is this site really working? Trying since morning to open & check the details....but shows some error everytime. Has anybody checked the information and validate?

    SANTOSH PAWAR, ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates

  7. Added 11:21 March 11, 2012

    Let us know when it is going to implement in Dubai.

    Nisar, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

  8. Added 10:30 March 11, 2012

    Wow!! just wow..... what a nice bright and valuable facility by the MoI. Love it!

    mohammad, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

  9. Added 10:05 March 11, 2012

    That is a great move. We expect other emirates to follow, to help the transparency of transactions. This will help in better understanding of the vehicle condition and there by helps in avoiding accidents. Thanks to the Ministry.

    Ravi, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

  10. Added 09:55 March 11, 2012

    VERY GOOD

    SHAHZAD, DUBAI, United Arab Emirates

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