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New Traffic Rules in UAE

New traffic rules in UAE
  • by Load-Me
  • Mar 27, 2017

Lieutenant General Shaikh Saif Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior has officially signed the new regulations which cover several aspects like multiple traffic violations and penalties, plus heavy fines, black points, and even impounding of vehicles.

This comes as measure for making roads safer in the hope that motorists will think twice before willfully breaking any of the traffic rules, or making them pay more attention to the road, after paying huge fines and even having their vehicles impounded. The new regulations will be soon implemented across the entire country, after their publication in the UAE Gazette.

Truck drivers in special are targets for augmented fines and penalties due to the increased danger of driving large tonnage vehicles that can create havoc on the streets. If the fines themselves are not enough to convince reckless truck drivers to drive safely, the fact that they can lose their license or get it suspended for longer periods might make them pay more attention to traffic rules. A suspended license would mean for many truck drivers the loss of their only source of income.

List of traffic fines in UAE (Updated March 2017)

Violation Fine Black Points Vehicle confiscated
1Driving under the influence of alcoholDecided by court 2360 days
2Driving under the influence of drugs or similar substancesDecided by court 1 year license suspension60 days
3Driving a vehicle without license platesDh30002390 days
4Driving a heavy vehicle in a way that endangers his or other people’s lives, harms public or private properties, jumping the red light, causing his or another vehicle to overturnDh30001 year license suspension
5Heavy vehicle not abiding by lane disciplineDh150012-  
6Driving a heavy vehicle that does not comply with safety and security conditionsDh20006-  
7Loading a heavy vehicle in a way that may cause danger to others or to the roadDh20006
8Entering road dangerouslyDh6006 - 
9Causing death of othersDecided by court 2360 days
10Not stopping after causing an accident that resulted in injuries with a light vehicleDh50087 days
11Not stopping after causing an accident that resulted in injuries with a heavy vehicleDh100016 - 
12Failure for light vehicle to stop after causing an accident Dh50087 days
13Failure for heavy vehicle to stop after causing an accident Dh100016 - 
15Exceeding maximum speed limit by more than 80km/hr. for light vehiclesDh30002360 days
14Exceeding maximum speed limit by more than 60km/hr. Dh20001230 days
25Exceeding maximum speed limit by not more than 60km/hr. Dh1500615 days
26Exceeding maximum speed limit by not more than 50km/hr. Dh1000  -  - 
29Exceeding maximum speed limit by not more than 40km/hr. Dh700
31Exceeding maximum speed limit by not more than 30km/hr. Dh600
37Exceeding maximum speed limit by not more than 20km/hr. Dh300
17Driving in a way that endangers peopleDh20002360 days
18Jumping a red light for light vehicles Dh10001230 days
19Jumping a red light for motor bikesDh800430 days
20Running away from a traffic policeman in a light vehicleDh8001230 days
21Running away from a traffic policeman in heavy vehiclesDh100016
22Dangerous overtaking by heavy vehicles where it's prohibitedDh30001 year license suspension 
23Causing a car to overturn by heavy vehiclesDh30001 year license suspension
24Causing serious injuries. Decided by court 2330 days
27Overtaking on the hard shoulder. Dh10006 - 
28Overtaking from a prohibited place. Dh600
30Parking in fire hydrant places, spaces allocated for people with special needs and ambulance parkingDh10006
32Driving against trafficDh6004
33Allowing children under 10 years old or shorter 145 cm to sit in the front seat of a vehicleDh400 - 
34Failure to fasten seat belt while driving for all passengers.Dh4004
35Failure to leave a safe distance Dh4004
36Failure to follow the directions of the policemanDh4004
38Entering a road without ensuring that it is clearDh4004
39Exceeding permitted level of car window tintingDh1500  - 
40Not giving way to emergency, police and public service vehicles or official convoysDh10006
41Driving a noisy vehicleDh200012
42Allowing others to drive a vehicle for which they are unlicensedDh500  - 7 days
43Overload or protruding load from a heavy vehicle without permission Dh300012
44Driving a vehicle that causes pollutionDh10006
45Stopping on the road for no reasonDh10006
46Stopping on a yellow boxDh500  - 
47Not giving pedestrians way on pedestrian crossingDh5006
48Failure to abide by traffic signs and directionsDh500-   
49Throwing waste from vehicles onto roadsDh10006
50Stopping vehicle on the left side of the road in prohibited placesDh1000  - -  
51Stopping vehicle on pedestrian crossingDh500
52Teaching driving in a training vehicle that does not bear a learning signDh500
53Teaching driving in a non-training vehicle without permission from licensing authorityDh500
54Placing marks on the road that may damage the road or block trafficDh500
55Operating industrial, construction and mechanical vehicles and tractors without permission Dh5007 days
56Modifying vehicle’s engine without permissionDh10001230 days
57Changing vehicle’s color without permissionDh800
59Driving with a driving license issued by a foreign country except in permitted casesDh400
61Parking behind vehicles and blocking their movementDh500
62Towing a vehicle or a boat with an unprepared vehicleDh1000
64No lights on the back or sides of trailer containerDh4002
65Lights on the back or sides of container not workingDh4006
66Taxis, which have designated pickup areas, stopping in undesignated placesDh5004
67Prohibited entry of heavy vehicles Dh10004
68Blocking trafficDh500-  
69Vehicle unfit for drivingDh5007 days
70Driving a light vehicle that does not comply with safety and security conditionsDh2007 days
71Not lifting exhaust of trucksDh1500
72Not covering loads of trucksDh3000
74Heavy vehicle prohibited entryDh10004
75Violating loading or unloading regulations in parkingDh10004
76Carrying and transporting passengers illegallyDh30002430 days
77Writing phrases or placing stickers on vehicle without permissionDh500
78Not taking road safety measures during vehicle breakdownsDh500
79U turn from undesignated areas of incorrectlyDh5004
80Loading a light vehicle in a way that may pose a danger to others or to the roadDh5004
81Stopping vehicle without keeping the distance specified by the law from a curve or junctionDh500
82Transporting passengers by vehicle undesignated for this purpose. Dh10004
83Sudden swerveDh10004
84Driving on lanes meant for buses or taxisDh400 - 
85Driving a taxi without required licenseDh2004
86Carrying passengers in driving training vehicleDh2004
87Driving a taxi with an expired warrantyDh200  
88Reversing dangerouslyDh4004
89Taxi refusing to carry passengersDh2004
90Parking illegallyDh500
91Parking in loading and offloading areas Dh200
92Parking on the left-hand shoulder of road in prohibited areasDh1000
93Parking without securing the carDh500
94Using multi-colored lightsDh200
95Not wearing helmet while driving motorbikeDh5004
96Exceeding passenger limitDh50047 days
97Expired tiresDh50047 days
98Driving with an expired registrationDh50047 days (if expired for more than 3mo.)
99Driving unlicensed vehicleDh5 00  - -  
100Violation of laws of using commercial number platesDh500  7 days
101Light vehicle dropping or spilling loadDh500
103Driving with one number plate or faded numbers on plate Dh400
104Driving at night or in foggy weather without lights Dh5004-  
106Not fixing reflective stickers at the back of trucks and heavy vehiclesDh500
107Not using indicators when changing direction or turning Dh400
108Not giving way for vehicles to pass on the leftDh400
113Overtaking dangerouslyDh6006
114Driving an unlicensed vehicleDh50047 days
119Parking vehicles on pavementDh400
129Driving below minimum speed limitDh400
131Using hand-held mobile phone while driving or being distracted in any wayDh8004
138Using horn in a disturbing wayDh4004
140Failure to hand over a driving license when the maximum black points are accrued in the first traffic violationDh1000
141Failure to hand over a driving license when the maximum black points are accrued in the second traffic violationDh2000
142Failure to hand over a driving license when the maximum black points are accrued in the third traffic violation Dh3000
143Failure to pick up confiscated car once the confiscation period is over Dh50/day, max. Dh3000
144 Failure to pick up confiscated heavy vehicle once the confiscation period is over Dh100/day, max. Dh3000
145Overloading a light vehicle Dh5004
146Driving school vehicles in times and areas that are prohibited Dh400
147Teaching someone to drive in a car that is not labeled as learning vehicle, or teaching without a license Dh500
148Not presenting a learner’s permitDh300
149Broken or absence of back or sidelights on the tow truckDh5004
150Participating in a motorcade without a permit Dh500415 days
151Pedestrian’s failure to abide by signals, or crossing from undesignated areas Dh400
152School bus driver failing to activate the stop sign or abide by traffic instructions Dh5006
153Driver failing to stop when the bus drivers activates the stop sign. Dh100010
154Using a leisure bike with three or more wheels Dh3,000 - 90 days
155Transporting flammable or dangerous materials without permission Dh3,0002460 days
156Failure to take safety precautions when the car breaks downDh500
157Failure to get the car technically tested after any major engine or chassis modifications Dh400
158Broken Car lights Dh4006
159Disregarding policeman’s instructionsDh4004
160Failure to fix child seats for children under 4 years Dh400 - 
161Failure to give priority to emergency, police and protocol vehicles  Dh10006
162Stopping at Zebra crossingsDh500
163Stopping vehicles and road turns Dh500
164Parking in a way without securing the carDh500
165Parking on pavements Dh400
166Writing or posting on the vehicle without a permit Dh500
167Failure to abide by traffic signs Dh500
168Littering from vehicle windows while driving  Dh10006
169Rubber neck and crowds at the scenes of traffic accident Dh1000 - 
170Driving a heavy vehicle dangerously in a way that endangers his or other people’s livesDh3,0001 year license suspension 
171Driving a heavy vehicle in a way that harms public or private propertiesDh3,000 1 year license suspension
172Heavy vehicle jumping the red lightDh3,0001 year license suspension
173Heavy vehicle causing his or another vehicle to overturnDh3,0001 year license suspension 
174Driving industrial, construction and mechanical equipment without a licenseDh1,500
175Heavy vehicle overtaking in areas where it is prohibitedDh3,0001 year license suspension
176Driving a heavy vehicle that does not abide by safety standardsDh2,0006-  
177A driving an uninsured vehicleDh50047 days
178Driving a vehicle on a different license for a different type of vehicleDh40012
179Driving a vehicle that does not abide by safety standardsDh500
180Driving a vehicle that is unfit for drivingDh500
181Driving a vehicle at below the minimum speed set for the road (if any)Dh400
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