Now you can verify if that “accident free” claim on used cars is true or not.
The Abu Dhabi Ministry of Interior has recently launched a new website on the police traffic portal for the general consumers. The website helps people track down the history of any car registered in Abu Dhabi and Al Ain, i.e one with an Abu Dhabi number plate.
Since number plates can be changed around, the website actually tracks the car’s history based on the chassis number. A senior Abu Dhabi police official told Gulf News, ”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.
While Abu Dhabi is the first state to adopt this transparent sharing of data for the benefit of consumers, we hope that soon the rest of the emirates, especially Dubai and Sharjah will share their internal vehicle records database as well. You can check out the Abu Dhabi Police Traffic e-Services portal to start seeing the accident history of any car right now.