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Even if you consider yourself a confident driver, no one is immune from the fact that some situations will appear on the road that can turn against you.
Many people rent cars in Dubai because it is convenient, cheap, and beautiful. However, when taking a suv for rent dubai or Ferrari\Lamborghini, it is essential to know all the nuances. Therefore, before signing a car rental agreement, carefully read the agreement! The car rental agreement will spell out what the consequences will be if you become the culprit of an accident, or if someone else is to blame for what happened.
In this article, we will tell you what to do in the event that it still comes to an accident.
Rented car accident: who is responsible
So, by renting a car, you must comply with several main clauses of the contract, namely:
Do not carry out any repairs and do not dismantle the car yourself without coordinating these actions with the lessor. And given that such an agreement must be notarized and in writing, at the time of the lease, you simply have to forget about the possibility of self-repair.
From the foregoing, it follows that in the event of an accident, it is impossible, as we usually do, to “agree on the spot” without informing the lessor, and then carry out independent repairs. This will contradict the “Lease Agreement”.
You are obliged to ensure the safety of the vehicle for the entire rental period, and in the event of an accident, notify both the traffic police and the lessor.
In the event of an accident, representatives of the traffic police record the mechanical damage to the vehicle (in the appropriate form), provide a certificate of the fact of the accident, indicate the participants, and determine the culprit of the traffic accident.
You are not at fault for the accident
Given the fact that any car provided under the terms of a temporary lease must be insured, in the event of an accident through no fault of yours, you, as a lessee, are not responsible for damage caused to the car.
You are only obliged to file an accident in accordance with all the rules established by the legislation of the country in which you are staying, and notify the lessor of the incident by submitting a package of documents.
Please note that at the time of the accident, you, and only you, as a tenant, are obliged to be driving, not transferring control of the vehicle to third parties.
You were at fault in an accident
An accident can occur due to unfavorable traffic conditions, and due to imprudence. Alas, no one is safe from an accident. If driving a rented car you have become the culprit of an accident, the principal and primary condition is not to panic. Everything can be solved without significant consequences.
The order of your actions is as follows: call the traffic police or the police, inform the landlord, and provide documents about the damage.
Further, the issue of payment of compensation will be decided by the owner of the car, but be prepared for the fact that the repair coverage may fall on your shoulders, as the insurance may not fully cover the insured event.
Always discuss the nuances before signing a contract.
Features of traffic rules in Dubai
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Driving rules practically do not differ from European ones. However, it is important to understand that if you violate these rules, you will be required to pay a substantial amount of fine.
According to statistics, most tourists who come to rest in Dubai and rent a car receive fines for speeding. In order not to get fined and not create emergency situations and subsequently not pay huge amounts to the rental company, you should know about speed limits. In general, it is worth looking at the signs, but it is important to know that the maximum speed in the city is 50 km/h, outside the city 90 km/h, and on motorways, it is 120 km/h. However, once again we remind you of road signs!
Also in Dubai, everyone in the car must wear a seat belt; It is forbidden to use the phone while driving, as well as eat and drink drinks. There are also fines for this.
In conclusion, we want to advise you to be careful on the road, as well as get acquainted in more detail with the nuances of driving and fines for performing or not performing any actions. Good luck.