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New UAE Traffic Rules and Fines 2017 by UAE Ministry – Take precautions

New UAE Traffic Rules and Fines 2017 by UAE Ministry – Take precautions

The new UAE Traffic Rules and Fines will be put into force soon in the UAE. Rules have been changing with the increase in traffic and violations. Serious offenders will not be let go easily. Following traffic rules is a must for the safety of the passengers and also the public. It is unto the the driver to see that the rules are followed. Every rule followed can save lives. Be alert and drive safe.

All passengers MUST wear seatbelt failing which the driver will be fined AED 400 and given 4 black points. This is one of the new laws that will come into effect soon.

The new UAE Traffic Rules and Fines, covering a comprehensive range of traffic discipline and violations, will be implemented across the country following their publication in the UAE Gazette.

Officially signed by Lieutenant General Shaikh Saif Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior, the new UAE Traffic Rules and Fines cover multiple violations, the penalties for which include heavy fines, black points, and impounding of vehicles.

Reckless driving will incur a fine of AED 2,000, 23 black points, and impounding of the vehicle for a period of 60 days. The same punishment and fine for UAE Traffic Rules and Fines will be applied to drivers who endanger the lives of others. Reckless driving will also apply to buggy drivers, who will receive a AED 3,000 fine and have their buggy impounded for three months. Drivers caught under the influence of alcohol or drugs will have their license suspended for one year, starting from the day of the verdict.

A few other regulations

Driving at 80km/h over the speed limit: AED 3,000 fine, 23 black points, and car impounded for 60 days.

Lack of child safety seat for children up to four years of age: AED 400 fine and four black points.

Driving without a licence plate: AED 3,000 fine, three black points, and vehicle impounded for three months.

Stopping cars on the road and blocking traffic: AED 1,000 fine.

Drivers who litter on the road: AED 1,000 fine and six black points.

Carrying dangerous or flammable materials without official permission: AED 3,000 fine, 24 black points, and vehicle impounded for 30 days.

Window tinting: Cars can have their windows tinted at 50 per cent, which has been increased from the 40 per cent limit. All windows except the front windshield can be tinted.

Drivers who drive with learners permit will be suspended from driving for one year and get 24 black points, and they will not be allowed to reapply for a driving license during that period.

Drivers with black points will have the points dropped one year from the date they pay their fine, provided they do not receive any other violation during the period.

Heavy vehicle drivers who commit any traffic violations will have their licenses suspended for one year and receive a AED 3,000 fine. The drivers will have to take training sessions after the completion of the suspension term.

Motorcycle riders without a helmet: AED 500 fine and four black points. The same punishment will be applied if pillion riders are not wearing a helmet.

Car rallies on occasions such as National Day must receive permission from authorities or risk a fine of AED 500, four black points, and impounding of the vehicle for 15 days.

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Full list of UAE Traffic Rules and Fines

No. Offense Penalty
1. A Driving a vehicle dangerously in a way that endangers his or other people’s lives Dh2,000
23 points – 60 days confiscation
1. B Driving in a way that harms public or private properties Dh2,000
23 points – 60 days confiscation
2. Driving under influence of alcohol Penalty to be decided by the court
23 points, 60 days confiscation
3. Driving under the influence of drugs or similar substances Penalty to be decided by the court
60 days confiscation – license to be suspended for one year starting from the date the driver completes his punishment
4. Driving without a number plate AED 3,000 23 black points – 90 days confiscation
5. A Driving a heavy vehicle dangerously in a way that endangers his or other people’s lives AED 3,000
License to be suspended for one year
5. B Driving a heavy vehicle in a way that harms public or private properties AED 3,000
License to be suspended for one year
6. Heavy vehicle jumping the red light AED 3,000
License to be suspended for one year
7. Heavy vehicle causing his or another vehicle to overturn AED 3,000
License to be suspended for one year
8. Heavy vehicle not abiding by lane discipline AED ,1,500
12 black points
9. Loading a heavy vehicle in a way that endangers others or the road AED 2,000
6 black points
10. Entering prohibited areas AED 1,000
4 black points
11. Leaking, spilling or dropping of heavy vehicle’s load AED 3,000
12 black points
12. Failure to fix reflective tapes on heavy vehicles AED 500
13. Driving industrial, construction and mechanical equipment without a license AED 1,500
14. Failure to raise the exhaust pipe in heavy vehicles AED 1,500
15. Failure to cover a heavy vehicle’s load AED 3,000
16. Failure to abide by loading and unloading in designated areas AED 1,000
4 black points
17. Heavy vehicle overtaking in areas where it is prohibited AED 3,000
License to be suspended for one year
18. Driving a heavy vehicle that does not abide by safety standards AED 2,000
6 black points
19. A Driving a vehicle against traffic AED 600
4 black points – Light vehicle to be confiscated for 7 days
19. B Entering with a vehicle into prohibited areas AED 1,000
8 black points – Light vehicle to be confiscated for 7 days
20. Driving with a car that causes noise pollution AED 2,000
12 black points
21. Driving a vehicle that causes environmental pollution AED 1,000
6 black points
22. A Driving an uninsured vehicle
AED 500
4 black points, 7 days confiscation
22. B Driving unlicensed vehicle AED 500
4 black points, 7 days confiscation
23. Driving a vehicle that is licensed from a foreign country illegally AED 400
24. Driving a vehicle on a different license for a different type of vehicle AED 400
12 black points
25. A Driving a vehicle on an expired license AED 500 4 black points
7 days confiscation
25. B Driving a vehicle on an expired registration AED 500, 4 black points
7 days confiscation if the registration more than three months ago
26. A Driving a vehicle that does not abide by safety standards AED 500
26. B Driving a vehicle that is unfit for driving AED 500
27. A Driving a car with one number plate AED 400
27. B Driving a car with faded numbers on the plate AED 400
28. Driving a vehicle at below the minimum speed set for the road (if any) AED 400
29. Swerving suddenly AED 1,000
4 black points
30. Reversing dangerously AED 400
4 black points
31. Overtaking dangerously AED 600
6 black points
32. A Using the mobile while driving AED 800, 4 black points
32. B Not focusing on driving and being distracted in any way AED 800, 4 black points
33. A Jumping a red light (light vehicle) AED 1,000
12 black points
30 days confiscation
33. B Jumping a red light (motorbike) AED 800, 4 black points
30 days confiscation
34. Exceeding the maximum speed by not more than 80km/h AED 3,000
23 black points
60 days confiscation for light vehicles
35. Exceeding the maximum speed by more than 60km/h AED 2,000
12 black points
30 days confiscation
36. Exceeding the maximum speed by not more than 60km/h AED 1,500
6 black points
15 days confiscation
37. Exceeding the maximum speed by not more than 50km/h AED 1,000
38. Exceeding the maximum speed by not more than 40km/h AED 700
39. Exceeding the maximum speed by not more than 30km/h AED 600
40. Exceeding the maximum speed by not more than 20km/h AED 300
41. Disregarding policeman’s instructions AED 400
4 black points
42. Overtaking from the hard shoulder AED 1,000
6 black points
43. Entering the road dangerously AED 600
6 black points
44. Overtaking in prohibited areas AED 600
45. Running away from a policeman Light vehicle:
AED 800 and 12 black points, 30 days confiscation
Heavy vehicle: AED 1,000, 16 black points
46. Causing death to somebody Fine to be decided by court
23 black, 60 days confiscation
47. Causing a serious accident or injuries Fine to be decided by court
23 black points, 30 days confiscation
48. Escaping after a minor accident Light vehicles: AED 500, 8 black points, 7 days confiscation
Heavy vehicles: AED 1,000, 16 black points
49. Allowing a child below 10 years or 145CM height to sit in the front seat AED 400
50. Failure to fix chid seats for children under 4 years AED 400
51. Failure to wear seatbelt by driver –or by any of passengers AED 400 fine for both driver and passengers, 4 black points to driver
52. Failure to leave a safe distance AED 400 fine, 4 black points
53. Entering road without making sure it is clear AED 400, 4 black points
54. Faluire to give priority to emergency , police and protocol vehicles AED 1,000, 6 black points
55. Parking vehicles at fire extinguisher hose and areas designated for people with special needs AED 1,000, 6 black points
56. Stopping in the middle road with valid reason AED 1,000, and 6 black points
57. Stopping in the yellow box AED 500
58. Parking vehicles on the left-hand side of the road in prohibited areas AED 1,000
59. Stopping at Zebra crossings AED 500
60. Parking behind other vehicles and blocking their way AED 500
61. Stopping taxis in prohibited areas AED 500, 4 black points
62. Stopping vehicles and road turns AED 500
63. Parking in a way without securing the car AED 500
64. Parking illegally AED 500
65. Parking in a way that endangers road users or blocking their way AED 400
66. Parking on pavements AED 400
67. Writing or posting on the vehicle without a permit AED 500
68. Exceeding the percentage of car window tinting, or tinting a vehicle. which is not allowed to be AED 1,500
69. Failure to give pedestrians priority at the designated crossings AED 500, 6 black points
70. Faiure to abide by traffic signs AED 500
71. Literring from vehicle windows while driving AED 1,000, 6 black points
72. Placing traffic signs and cones in a way that harms the road or block traffic AED 550
73. Engine or sassy modifications with permit AED 1,000, 12 black points and confiscation of 30 days
74. Rubber neck and crowds at the scenes of traffic accident AED 1,000
75. Using the vehicle for undesignated purpose AED 300, 4 black points
76. Transporting passengers illegally AED 3000, 24 black points, confiscation for 30 days
77. Transporting inflammable ale or dangerous materials without permission AED 3000, 24 black points and confiscation for 60 days.
78. Transporting passengers in vehicle that is not licensed for passengers AED 1,000, 4 black points
79. Transporting extra passengers AED 500, 4 black points and confiscation for 7 days
80. Failutre to take safety precautions when the car breaks down AED 500
81. Failure to wear helmet by motorcyclists and passengers AED 500, 4 black points for the driver
82. Expired tyres AED 500, 4 black points, and confiscation for 7 days.
83. Failure to use indicators for road directions AED 400
84. Failure to give priority to cars coming from the back or the left-hand side AED 400
85. Failure to get the car technically tested after any major engine or Shasi modifications AED 400
86. Light vehicles’ failure to abide by lane discipline AED 500
87. Broken Car lights AED 400, 6 black points
88. Broken indicators or back lights AED 400, 2 black points
89. Pedestrian’s failure to abide by signals, or crossing from undesignated areas AED 400
90. Schoolbus driver failing to activate the stop sign or abide by traffic instructions AED 500, 6 black points
91. Driver failing to stop when the bus drivers activates the stop sign. AED 1,000, 10 blkack points
92. Using a leisure bike with three or more wheels AED 3,000, 90 days confiscation
93. Driving on lanes designated for buses or taxis AED 400
94. Participating in a motorcade without a permit AED 500, 4 black points, 15 day confiscation
95. Changing the vehicle colour without permission AED 800
96. Towing a car or a boat without a permit or towing a car or boat in an unsafe manner AED 1,000)
97. Broken or absence of back or sidelights on the tow truck AED 500, 4 black points
98. Obstructing the traffic in any other way not mentioned in this table AED 500
99. Making a u-turn from undesignated areas or in an incorrect manner AED 500, 4 black points
100. Loading a light vehicle in a way that endagers others or the road AED 500, 4 black points
101. Overloading a light vehicle AED 500, 4 black points
102. Dropping or spilling load from a light vehicle AED 500
103. Illegal use of commercial number plates AED 500, 7 days confiscation
104. Driving during the night or foggy conditions without turning on the headlights, or driving in foggy conditions in violation of authorities’ instructions AED 500, 4 black points
105. Using a car’s sound system or honking in a way that disturbs others, or driving at residential areas, education zones, hospitals in a way that endangers lives of others AED 400, 4 black points
106. Failure to present registration or driving license AED 400
107. Driving school vehicles in times and areas that are prohibited AED 400
108. Teaching someone to drive in a car that is not labelled as learning vehicle, or teaching without a license AED 500
109. Not presenting a learners permit AED 300
110. Failure to hand over a driving license when the maximum black points are accrued in the first traffic violation AED 1,000
111. Failure to hand over a driving license when the maximum black points are accrued in the second traffic violation AED 2,000
112. Failure to hand over a driving license when the maximum black points are accrued in the third traffic violation AED 3,000
113. Failure to pick up confiscated car once the confiscation period is over AED 50 per day, a maximum of AED 3,000
114. Failure to pick up confiscated heavy vehicle once the confiscation period is over AED 100 per day, maximum AED 3,000
     

 

New cost of traffic fines

Traffic Fines UAE

Driving under the influence of drugs or similar substances: Decided by court, 23 black points and confiscation 60 days

Driving under the influence of alcohol: Decided by court, 23 black points and confiscation 90 days

Driving a vehicle without number plates: Dh3,000, 23 black points, confiscation 90 days

Jumping a red light: Dh1,000, 12 black points, confiscation 30 days

Drivers distracted by mobile phones: Dh800, four black points

Carrying and transporting passengers illegally: Dh3,000, 24 black points

Driving dangerously: Dh2,000, confiscation 60 days

Driving a noisy vehicle: Dh2,000, six black points

Exceeding permitted level of 50 per cent car window tinting: Dh1,500

Not renewing vehicle registration after expiry: Dh500, confiscation seven days (if it has been expired for over three months)

Allowing children under 10 years old or shorter than 145cm to sit in the front seat of a vehicle: Dh400, four black points

Failure to fasten seat belt while driving Dh400, four black points

Speeding

Speeding over limit

80km/h: Dh3,000, 23 black points, confiscation 60 days

60km/h: Dh2,000, 12 black points, confiscation 30 days

 

Speed limit not more than

60km/h: Dh1,500, six black points, confiscation 15 days

50km/h: Dh1,000

40km/h: Dh700

30km/h: Dh600

20km/h: Dh300

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