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Saturday, July 01, 2017

New Traffic Laws and Penalties Come Into Effect in the UAE Today - July 1

July 01, 2017 - New traffic rules and fines come into effect today in the UAE. Senior police officials are confident that these will will reduce the number of deaths on the roads and that the results will be seen after the law's implementation.  The [new] law is more harsh and has tough punishments for dangerous offences like reckless driving, using the phone when driving and speeding,” Major-General Mohammad Saif Al Zafein said.  He is the director of the Director of the Federal Traffic Council. He clarified that the main purpose of the law, which came into effect July 1, is to make roads safer and not to make more money from motorists.  The list of violations and their corresponding fines are listed below  Generally, motorists believe that any increase in traffic fines aims to collect more money but that’s not the truth. Under the new law, fines for some offences have been reduced.  "People need a strong deterrent to prevent them from violating [traffic rules]. When there is a large sum of money [as fines], they will think many times before breaking the rule because no one wants to spend his earnings on traffic fines. I am sure that as soon as the new traffic law is implemented, we will see a reduction in road fatalities," according to Major Abdul Rahman Khatr, director of the Traffic Awareness branch at Sharjah Police.  Officials point out that most traffic accidents occur when motorists fail to abide by the traffic rules — be it regarding speed limits, respecting the red signal, overtaking from the wrong side or using the hard shoulder to overtake.  Currently, there are over 200 different fines you could get on the roads in the UAE. Below is the list of violations and the corresponding penalties.  VIOLATIONS FINE BLACK POINTS Vehicle confiscated / Days 1 Driving under the influence of alcohol Decided  by court 23 90 2 Driving under the influence of drugs or similar substances. Decided  by court License to be suspended for 1 year from the date of punishment completion 60 3 Driving a vehicle without number plates. Dh3000 23 90 4 Driving 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 overturn Dh3000 License to be suspended for 1 year 5 Heavy vehicle not abiding by lane discipline. Dh1500 12 6 Driving a heavy vehicle that does not comply with safety and security conditions. Dh2000 6 7 Loading a heavy vehicle in a way that may cause danger to others or to the road. Dh2000 6 8 Entering road dangerously. Dh600 6 9 Causing death of others. Decided  by court 23 60 10 Not stopping after causing an accident that resulted in injuries with a light vehicle. Dh500 8 7 11 Not stopping after causing an accident that resulted in injuries with a heavy   vehicle. Dh1000 16 12 Failure for light vehicle  to stop after causing an accident Dh500 8 7 13 Failure for heavy vehicle  to stop after causing an accident Dh1000 16 15 Exceeding maximum speed limit by more than 80km/hr for light vehicles Dh3000 23 60 14 Exceeding maximum speed limit by more than 60km/hr. Dh2000 12 30 25 Exceeding maximum speed limit by not more than 60km/hr. Dh1500 6 15 26 Exceeding maximum speed limit by not more than 50km/hr. Dh1000 29 Exceeding maximum speed limit by not more than 40km/hr. Dh700 31 Exceeding maximum speed limit by not more than 30km/hr. Dh600 37 Exceeding maximum speed limit by not more than 20km/hr. Dh300 17 Driving in a way that endangers people Dh2000 23 60 18 Jumping a red light for light vehicles Dh1000 12 30 19 Jumping a red light for motor bikes Dh800 4 30 20 Running away from a traffic policeman in a light vehicle Dh800 12 30 21 Running away from a traffic policeman in a heavy vehicles Dh1000 16 22 Dangerous overtaking by heavy vehicles where it's prohibited Dh3000 1 year 23 Causing a car to overturn by heavy vehicles Dh3000 1 year license suspension 24 Causing serious injuries. Decided  by court 23 30 27 Overtaking on the hard shoulder. Dh1000 6 28 Overtaking from a prohibited place. Dh600 30 Parking in fire hydrant places, spaces allocated for people with special needs and ambulance parking. Dh1000 6 32 Driving against traffic. Dh600 4 33 Allowing children under 10 years old or shorter 145 cm to sit in the front seat of a vehicle. Dh400 34 Failure to fasten seat belt while driving for all passengers. Dh400 4 35 Failure to leave a safe distance. Dh400 4 36 Failure to follow the directions of the policeman. Dh400 4 38 Entering a road without ensuring that it is clear. Dh400 4 39 Exceeding permitted level of car window tinting. Dh1500 40 Not giving way to emergency, police and public service vehicles or official convoys. Dh1000 6 41 Driving a noisy vehicle. Dh2000 6 42 Allowing others to drive a vehicle for which they are unlicensed. Dh500 7 43 Overload or protruding load from a heavy vehicle without permission. Dh3000 12 44 Driving a vehicle that causes pollution. Dh1000 6 45 Stopping on the road for no reason. Dh1000 6 46 Stopping on a yellow box. Dh500 47 Not giving pedestrians way on pedestrian crossings. Dh500 6 48 Failure to abide by traffic signs and directions. Dh500 49 Throwing waste from vehicles onto roads. Dh1000 6 50 Stopping vehicle on the left side of the road in prohibited places. Dh1000 51 Stopping vehicle on pedestrian crossing. Dh500 52 Teaching driving in a training vehicle that does not bear learning sign. Dh500 53 Teaching driving in a non-training vehicle without permission from licensing authority. Dh500 54 Placing marks on the road that may damage the road or block traffic. Dh500 55 Operating industrial, construction and mechanical vehicles and  tractors  without permission Dh500 7 56 Modifying vehicle’s engine without permission. Dh1000 12 30 57 Changing vehicle’s color without permission. Dh800 59 Driving with a driving license issued by a foreign country except in permitted cases. Dh400 61 Parking behind vehicles and blocking their movement. Dh500 62 Towing a vehicle or a boat with an unprepared vehicle. Dh1000 64 No lights on the back or sides of trailer container. Dh400 2 65 Lights on the back or sides of container not working. Dh400 6 66 Taxis, which have designated pickup areas, stopping in undesignated places. Dh500 4 67 Prohibited entry of heavy vehicles Dh1000 4 68 Blocking traffic Dh500 69 Vehicle unfit for driving. Dh500 7 70 Driving a light vehicle that does not comply with safety and security conditions. Dh200 7 71 Not lifting exhaust of trucks. Dh1500 72 Not covering loads of trucks. Dh3000 74 Heavy vehicle prohibited entry. Dh1000 4 75 Violating loading or unloading regulations in parking. Dh1000 4 76 Carrying and transporting passengers illegally. Dh3000 24 30 77 Writing phrases or placing stickers on vehicle without permission. Dh500 78 Not taking road safety measures during vehicle breakdowns Dh500 79 U turn from undesignated areas of incorrectly Dh500 4 80 Loading a light vehicle in a way that may pose a danger to others or to the road. Dh500 4 81 Stopping vehicle without keeping the distance specified by the law from a curve or junction. Dh500 82 Transporting passengers by vehicle undesignated for this purpose. Dh1000 4 83 Sudden swerve. Dh1000 4 84 Driving on lanes meant for buses or taxis Dh400 85 Driving a taxi without required license. Dh200 4 86 Carrying passengers in driving training vehicle. Dh200 4 87 Driving a taxi with an expired warranty. Dh200 88 Reversing dangerously. Dh400 4 89 Taxi refusing to carry passengers. Dh200 4 90 Parking illegally Dh500 91 Parking in loading and offloading areas Dh200 92 Parking on the left hand shoulder of road in prohibited areas Dh1000 93 Parking without securing the car Dh500 94 Using multi-colored lights. Dh200 95 Not wearing helmet while driving motorbike. Dh500 4 96 Exceeding passenger limit. Dh500 4 7 97 Expired tires Dh500 4 7 98 Driving with an expired registration Dh500 4 7 (if registration expired more than 3 months) 99 Driving unlicensed vehicle. Dh5 00 100 Violation of laws of using commercial number plates. Dh500 7 101 Light vehicle dropping or spilling load Dh500 103 Driving with one number plate or faded numbers on plate Dh400 104 Driving at night or in foggy weather without lights. Dh500 4 106 Not fixing reflective stickers at the back of trucks and heavy vehicles. Dh500 107 Not using indicators when changing direction or turning. Dh400 108 Not giving way for vehicles to pass on the left. Dh400 113 Overtaking dangerously Dh600 6 114 Driving an unlicensed vehicle. Dh500 4 7 119 Parking vehicles on pavement. Dh400 129 Driving below minimum speed limit. Dh400 131 Using hand-held mobile phone while driving or being distracted in any way Dh800 4 138 Using horn in a disturbing way. Dh400 4 140 Failure to hand over a driving license when the maximum black points are accrued in the first traffic violation Dh1000 141 Failure to hand over a driving license when the maximum black points are accrued in the second traffic violation Dh2000 142 Failure to hand over a driving license when the maximum black points are accrued in the third traffic violation Dh3000 143 Failure to pick up confiscated car once the confiscation period is over Dh50 a day maximum of Dh3000 144 Failure to pick up confiscated heavy vehicle once the confiscation period is over Dh100 a day, maximumDh3000 145 Overloading a light vehicle Dh500 4 146 Driving school vehicles in times and areas that are prohibited Dh400 147 Teaching someone to drive in a car that is not labeled as learning vehicle, or teaching without a license Dh500 148 Not presenting a learners permit Dh300 149 Broken or absence of back or sidelights on the tow truck Dh500 4 150 Participating in a motorcade without a permit Dh500 4 15 151 Pedestrian’s failure to abide by signals, or crossing from undesignated areas Dh400 152 School bus driver failing to activate the stop sign or abide by traffic instructions Dh500 6 153 Driver failing to stop when the bus drivers activates the stop sign. Dh1000 10 154 Using a leisure bike with three or more wheels Dh3,000 90 155 Transporting inflammable ale or dangerous materials without permission Dh3,000 24 60 156 Failure to take safety precautions when the car breaks down Dh500 157 Failure to get the car technically tested after any major engine or chassis modifications Dh400 158 Broken Car lights Dh400 6 159 Disregarding policeman’s instructions Dh400 4 160 Failure to fix child seats for children under 4 years Dh400 161 Failure to give priority to emergency , police and protocol vehicles Dh1000 6 162 Stopping at Zebra crossings Dh500 163 Stopping vehicles and road turns Dh500 164 Parking in a way without securing the car Dh500 165 Parking on pavements Dh400 166 Writing or posting on the vehicle without a permit Dh500 167 Failure to abide by traffic signs Dh500 168 Littering from vehicle windows while driving Dh1000 6 169 Rubber neck and crowds at the scenes of traffic accident Dh1000 170 Driving a heavy vehicle dangerously in a way that endangers his or other people’s lives Dh3,000 License to be suspended for one year 171 Driving a heavy vehicle in a way that harms public or private properties Dh3,000 License to be suspended for one year 172 Heavy vehicle jumping the red light Dh3,000 License to be suspended for one year 173 Heavy vehicle causing his or another vehicle to overturn Dh3,000 License to be suspended for one year 174 Driving industrial, construction and mechanical equipment without a license Dh1,500 175 Heavy vehicle overtaking in areas where it is prohibited Dh3,000 License to be suspended for one year 176 Driving a heavy vehicle that does not abide by safety standards Dh2,000 6 177 A driving an uninsured vehicle Dh500 4 7 178 Driving a vehicle on a different license for a different type of vehicle Dh400 12 179 Driving a vehicle that does not abide by safety standards Dh500 180 Driving a vehicle that is unfit for driving Dh500 181 Driving a vehicle at below the minimum speed set for the road (if any) Dh400     Previous fines as of February 2016 (Some are revised as of July 1) 182 Not fixing number plates in designated places.  Dh200 2   183 Exceeding maximum speed limit by not more than 10km/hr.  Dh400      184 Violating the terms of the driving license.  Dh300      185 Leaving a vehicle on the road with its engine running.  Dh300      186 Using vehicle for purposes other than designated.  Dh200 4 7 187 Using un-matching number plates for trailers and containers.  Dh200      188 Stopping a vehicle in a way that may pose danger or block traffic.  Dh200 3   189 Using training vehicles outside of timings specified by licensing authority.  Dh200      190 Using training vehicles in places not designated by licensing.  Dh200      191 Abuse of parking space.  Dh200 3   192 Violating tariff.  Dh200 6   193 Not showing vehicle registration card when required.  Dh200      194 Not showing driving license when required.  Dh200      195 Not fixing taxi sign where required.  Dh200      196 Not fixing a sign indicating licensed overload.  Dh200 3   197 Using interior lights for no reason while driving.  Dh100      198 Failure to abide by specified color for taxis or training cars.  Dh200      199 Failure to display tariff of buses or taxis or not showing them when required.  Dh200      200 Broken lights.  Dh200 6   201 Using horn in prohibited areas.  Dh200 2   202 Failure to keep taxis and buses clean inside and outside.  Dh200      203 Not abiding by taxi drivers obligatory uniform or not keeping it in good condition.  Dh100      204 Smoking inside taxis and buses.  Dh200      205 Calling on passengers in the presence of signs.  Dh100      206 Not displaying truck’s load on both sides.  Dh100      207 Driving without spectacles or contact lenses.  Dh100      208 Not using interior light in buses at night.  Dh100      209 Opening left door of taxi.  Dh100 3



July 01, 2017 - New traffic rules and fines come into effect today in the UAE. Senior police officials are confident that these will will reduce the number of deaths on the roads and that the results will be seen after the law's implementation.

The [new] law is more harsh and has tough punishments for dangerous offences like reckless driving, using the phone when driving and speeding,” Major-General Mohammad Saif Al Zafein said.  He is the director of the Director of the Federal Traffic Council. He clarified that the main purpose of the law, which came into effect July 1, is to make roads safer and not to make more money from motorists.


The list of violations and their corresponding fines are listed below

(source: Gulf News)




Generally, motorists believe that any increase in traffic fines aims to collect more money but that’s not the truth. Under the new law, fines for some offences have been reduced.


"People need a strong deterrent to prevent them from violating [traffic rules]. When there is a large sum of money [as fines], they will think many times before breaking the rule because no one wants to spend his earnings on traffic fines. I am sure that as soon as the new traffic law is implemented, we will see a reduction in road fatalities," according to Major Abdul Rahman Khatr, director of the Traffic Awareness branch at Sharjah Police.

Officials point out that most traffic accidents occur when motorists fail to abide by the traffic rules — be it regarding speed limits, respecting the red signal, overtaking from the wrong side or using the hard shoulder to overtake.

Currently, there are over 200 different fines you could get on the roads in the UAE.
Below is the list of violations and the corresponding penalties.

VIOLATIONS
FINE
BLACK POINTS
Vehicle confiscated / Days
1
Driving under the influence of alcohol
Decided  by court
23
90
2
Driving under the influence of drugs or similar substances.
Decided  by court
License to be suspended for 1 year from the date of punishment completion
60
3
Driving a vehicle without number plates.
Dh3000
23
90
4
Driving 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 overturn
Dh3000
License to be suspended for 1 year
5
Heavy vehicle not abiding by lane discipline.
Dh1500
12
6
Driving a heavy vehicle that does not comply with safety and security conditions.
Dh2000
6
7
Loading a heavy vehicle in a way that may cause danger to others or to the road.
Dh2000
6
8
Entering road dangerously.
Dh600
6
9
Causing death of others.
Decided  by court
23
60
10
Not stopping after causing an accident that resulted in injuries with a light vehicle.
Dh500
8
7
11
Not stopping after causing an accident that resulted in injuries with a heavy vehicle.
Dh1000
16
12
Failure for light vehicle  to stop after causing an accident
Dh500
8
7
13
Failure for heavy vehicle  to stop after causing an accident
Dh1000
16



15
Exceeding maximum speed limit by more than 80km/hr for light vehicles
Dh3000
23
60
14
Exceeding maximum speed limit by more than 60km/hr.
Dh2000
12
30
25
Exceeding maximum speed limit by not more than 60km/hr.
Dh1500
6
15
26
Exceeding maximum speed limit by not more than 50km/hr.
Dh1000
29
Exceeding maximum speed limit by not more than 40km/hr.
Dh700
31
Exceeding maximum speed limit by not more than 30km/hr.
Dh600
37
Exceeding maximum speed limit by not more than 20km/hr.
Dh300
17
Driving in a way that endangers people
Dh2000
23
60
18
Jumping a red light for light vehicles
Dh1000
12
30
19
Jumping a red light for motor bikes
Dh800
4
30
20
Running away from a traffic policeman in a light vehicle
Dh800
12
30
21
Running away from a traffic policeman in a heavy vehicles
Dh1000
16
22
Dangerous overtaking by heavy vehicles where it's prohibited
Dh3000
1 year
23
Causing a car to overturn by heavy vehicles
Dh3000
1 year license suspension
24
Causing serious injuries.
Decided  by court
23
30
27
Overtaking on the hard shoulder.
Dh1000
6
28
Overtaking from a prohibited place.
Dh600
30
Parking in fire hydrant places, spaces allocated for people with special needs and ambulance parking.
Dh1000
6
32
Driving against traffic.
Dh600
4
33
Allowing children under 10 years old or shorter 145 cm to sit in the front seat of a vehicle.
Dh400
34
Failure to fasten seat belt while driving for all passengers.
Dh400
4
35
Failure to leave a safe distance.
Dh400
4
36
Failure to follow the directions of the policeman.
Dh400
4
38
Entering a road without ensuring that it is clear.
Dh400
4
39
Exceeding permitted level of car window tinting.
Dh1500
40
Not giving way to emergency, police and public service vehicles or official convoys.
Dh1000
6
41
Driving a noisy vehicle.
Dh2000
6
42
Allowing others to drive a vehicle for which they are unlicensed.
Dh500
7
43
Overload or protruding load from a heavy vehicle without permission.
Dh3000
12
44
Driving a vehicle that causes pollution.
Dh1000
6
45
Stopping on the road for no reason.
Dh1000
6
46
Stopping on a yellow box.
Dh500
47
Not giving pedestrians way on pedestrian crossings.
Dh500
6
48
Failure to abide by traffic signs and directions.
Dh500
49
Throwing waste from vehicles onto roads.
Dh1000
6
50
Stopping vehicle on the left side of the road in prohibited places.
Dh1000
51
Stopping vehicle on pedestrian crossing.
Dh500
52
Teaching driving in a training vehicle that does not bear learning sign.
Dh500
53
Teaching driving in a non-training vehicle without permission from licensing authority.
Dh500
54
Placing marks on the road that may damage the road or block traffic.
Dh500
55
Operating industrial, construction and mechanical vehicles and  tractors  without permission
Dh500
7
56
Modifying vehicle’s engine without permission.
Dh1000
12
30
57
Changing vehicle’s color without permission.
Dh800
59
Driving with a driving license issued by a foreign country except in permitted cases.
Dh400
61
Parking behind vehicles and blocking their movement.
Dh500
62
Towing a vehicle or a boat with an unprepared vehicle.
Dh1000
64
No lights on the back or sides of trailer container.
Dh400
2
65
Lights on the back or sides of container not working.
Dh400
6
66
Taxis, which have designated pickup areas, stopping in undesignated places.
Dh500
4
67
Prohibited entry of heavy vehicles
Dh1000
4
68
Blocking traffic
Dh500
69
Vehicle unfit for driving.
Dh500
7
70
Driving a light vehicle that does not comply with safety and security conditions.
Dh200
7
71
Not lifting exhaust of trucks.
Dh1500
72
Not covering loads of trucks.
Dh3000
74
Heavy vehicle prohibited entry.
Dh1000
4
75
Violating loading or unloading regulations in parking.
Dh1000
4
76
Carrying and transporting passengers illegally.
Dh3000
24
30
77
Writing phrases or placing stickers on vehicle without permission.
Dh500
78
Not taking road safety measures during vehicle breakdowns
Dh500
79
U turn from undesignated areas of incorrectly
Dh500
4
80
Loading a light vehicle in a way that may pose a danger to others or to the road.
Dh500
4
81
Stopping vehicle without keeping the distance specified by the law from a curve or junction.
Dh500
82
Transporting passengers by vehicle undesignated for this purpose.
Dh1000
4
83
Sudden swerve.
Dh1000
4
84
Driving on lanes meant for buses or taxis
Dh400
85
Driving a taxi without required license.
Dh200
4
86
Carrying passengers in driving training vehicle.
Dh200
4
87
Driving a taxi with an expired warranty.
Dh200
88
Reversing dangerously.
Dh400
4
89
Taxi refusing to carry passengers.
Dh200
4
90
Parking illegally
Dh500
91
Parking in loading and offloading areas
Dh200
92
Parking on the left hand shoulder of road in prohibited areas
Dh1000
93
Parking without securing the car
Dh500
94
Using multi-colored lights.
Dh200
95
Not wearing helmet while driving motorbike.
Dh500
4
96
Exceeding passenger limit.
Dh500
4
7
97
Expired tires
Dh500
4
7
98
Driving with an expired registration
Dh500
4
7
(if registration expired more than 3 months)
99
Driving unlicensed vehicle.
Dh5 00
100
Violation of laws of using commercial number plates.
Dh500
7
101
Light vehicle dropping or spilling load
Dh500
103
Driving with one number plate or faded numbers on plate
Dh400
104
Driving at night or in foggy weather without lights.
Dh500
4
106
Not fixing reflective stickers at the back of trucks and heavy vehicles.
Dh500
107
Not using indicators when changing direction or turning.
Dh400
108
Not giving way for vehicles to pass on the left.
Dh400
113
Overtaking dangerously
Dh600
6
114
Driving an unlicensed vehicle.
Dh500
4
7
119
Parking vehicles on pavement.
Dh400
129
Driving below minimum speed limit.
Dh400
131
Using hand-held mobile phone while driving or being distracted in any way
Dh800
4
138
Using horn in a disturbing way.
Dh400
4
140
Failure to hand over a driving license when the maximum black points are accrued in the first traffic violation
Dh1000
141
Failure to hand over a driving license when the maximum black points are accrued in the second traffic violation
Dh2000
142
Failure to hand over a driving license when the maximum black points are accrued in the third traffic violation
Dh3000
143
Failure to pick up confiscated car once the confiscation period is over
Dh50 a day maximum of Dh3000
144
Failure to pick up confiscated heavy vehicle once the confiscation period is over
Dh100 a day, maximumDh3000
145
Overloading a light vehicle
Dh500
4
146
Driving school vehicles in times and areas that are prohibited
Dh400
147
Teaching someone to drive in a car that is not labeled as learning vehicle, or teaching without a license
Dh500
148
Not presenting a learners permit
Dh300
149
Broken or absence of back or sidelights on the tow truck
Dh500
4
150
Participating in a motorcade without a permit
Dh500
4
15
151
Pedestrian’s failure to abide by signals, or crossing from undesignated areas
Dh400
152
School bus driver failing to activate the stop sign or abide by traffic instructions
Dh500
6
153
Driver failing to stop when the bus drivers activates the stop sign.
Dh1000
10
154
Using a leisure bike with three or more wheels
Dh3,000
90
155
Transporting inflammable ale or dangerous materials without permission
Dh3,000
24
60
156
Failure to take safety precautions when the car breaks down
Dh500
157
Failure to get the car technically tested after any major engine or chassis modifications
Dh400
158
Broken Car lights
Dh400
6
159
Disregarding policeman’s instructions
Dh400
4
160
Failure to fix child seats for children under 4 years
Dh400
161
Failure to give priority to emergency , police and protocol vehicles
Dh1000
6
162
Stopping at Zebra crossings
Dh500
163
Stopping vehicles and road turns
Dh500
164
Parking in a way without securing the car
Dh500
165
Parking on pavements
Dh400
166
Writing or posting on the vehicle without a permit
Dh500
167
Failure to abide by traffic signs
Dh500
168
Littering from vehicle windows while driving
Dh1000
6
169
Rubber neck and crowds at the scenes of traffic accident
Dh1000
170
Driving a heavy vehicle dangerously in a way that endangers his or other people’s lives
Dh3,000
License to be suspended for one year
171
Driving a heavy vehicle in a way that harms public or private properties
Dh3,000
License to be suspended for one year
172
Heavy vehicle jumping the red light
Dh3,000
License to be suspended for one year
173
Heavy vehicle causing his or another vehicle to overturn
Dh3,000
License to be suspended for one year
174
Driving industrial, construction and mechanical equipment without a license
Dh1,500
175
Heavy vehicle overtaking in areas where it is prohibited
Dh3,000
License to be suspended for one year
176
Driving a heavy vehicle that does not abide by safety standards
Dh2,000
6
177
A driving an uninsured vehicle
Dh500
4
7
178
Driving a vehicle on a different license for a different type of vehicle
Dh400
12
179
Driving a vehicle that does not abide by safety standards
Dh500
180
Driving a vehicle that is unfit for driving
Dh500
181
Driving a vehicle at below the minimum speed set for the road (if any)
Dh400


Previous fines as of February 2016 (Some are revised as of July 1)
182
Not fixing number plates in designated places. 
Dh200
2

183
Exceeding maximum speed limit by not more than 10km/hr. 
Dh400
  

184
Violating the terms of the driving license. 
Dh300
  

185
Leaving a vehicle on the road with its engine running. 
Dh300
  

186
Using vehicle for purposes other than designated. 
Dh200
4
7
187
Using un-matching number plates for trailers and containers. 
Dh200
  

188
Stopping a vehicle in a way that may pose danger or block traffic. 
Dh200
3

189
Using training vehicles outside of timings specified by licensing authority. 
Dh200
  

190
Using training vehicles in places not designated by licensing. 
Dh200
  

191
Abuse of parking space. 
Dh200
3

192
Violating tariff. 
Dh200
6

193
Not showing vehicle registration card when required. 
Dh200
  

194
Not showing driving license when required. 
Dh200
  

195
Not fixing taxi sign where required. 
Dh200
  

196
Not fixing a sign indicating licensed overload. 
Dh200
3

197
Using interior lights for no reason while driving. 
Dh100
  

198
Failure to abide by specified color for taxis or training cars. 
Dh200
  

199
Failure to display tariff of buses or taxis or not showing them when required. 
Dh200
  

200
Broken lights. 
Dh200
6

201
Using horn in prohibited areas. 
Dh200
2

202
Failure to keep taxis and buses clean inside and outside. 
Dh200
  

203
Not abiding by taxi drivers obligatory uniform or not keeping it in good condition. 
Dh100
  

204
Smoking inside taxis and buses. 
Dh200
  

205
Calling on passengers in the presence of signs. 
Dh100
  

206
Not displaying truck’s load on both sides. 
Dh100
  

207
Driving without spectacles or contact lenses. 
Dh100
  

208
Not using interior light in buses at night. 
Dh100
  

209
Opening left door of taxi. 
Dh100
3


To guide you with the speed limits around Dubai and Sharjah, see this graphic.

July 01, 2017 - New traffic rules and fines come into effect today in the UAE. Senior police officials are confident that these will will reduce the number of deaths on the roads and that the results will be seen after the law's implementation.  The [new] law is more harsh and has tough punishments for dangerous offences like reckless driving, using the phone when driving and speeding,” Major-General Mohammad Saif Al Zafein said.  He is the director of the Director of the Federal Traffic Council. He clarified that the main purpose of the law, which came into effect July 1, is to make roads safer and not to make more money from motorists.  The list of violations and their corresponding fines are listed below  Generally, motorists believe that any increase in traffic fines aims to collect more money but that’s not the truth. Under the new law, fines for some offences have been reduced.  "People need a strong deterrent to prevent them from violating [traffic rules]. When there is a large sum of money [as fines], they will think many times before breaking the rule because no one wants to spend his earnings on traffic fines. I am sure that as soon as the new traffic law is implemented, we will see a reduction in road fatalities," according to Major Abdul Rahman Khatr, director of the Traffic Awareness branch at Sharjah Police.  Officials point out that most traffic accidents occur when motorists fail to abide by the traffic rules — be it regarding speed limits, respecting the red signal, overtaking from the wrong side or using the hard shoulder to overtake.  Currently, there are over 200 different fines you could get on the roads in the UAE. Below is the list of violations and the corresponding penalties.  VIOLATIONS FINE BLACK POINTS Vehicle confiscated / Days 1 Driving under the influence of alcohol Decided  by court 23 90 2 Driving under the influence of drugs or similar substances. Decided  by court License to be suspended for 1 year from the date of punishment completion 60 3 Driving a vehicle without number plates. Dh3000 23 90 4 Driving 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 overturn Dh3000 License to be suspended for 1 year 5 Heavy vehicle not abiding by lane discipline. Dh1500 12 6 Driving a heavy vehicle that does not comply with safety and security conditions. Dh2000 6 7 Loading a heavy vehicle in a way that may cause danger to others or to the road. Dh2000 6 8 Entering road dangerously. Dh600 6 9 Causing death of others. Decided  by court 23 60 10 Not stopping after causing an accident that resulted in injuries with a light vehicle. Dh500 8 7 11 Not stopping after causing an accident that resulted in injuries with a heavy   vehicle. Dh1000 16 12 Failure for light vehicle  to stop after causing an accident Dh500 8 7 13 Failure for heavy vehicle  to stop after causing an accident Dh1000 16 15 Exceeding maximum speed limit by more than 80km/hr for light vehicles Dh3000 23 60 14 Exceeding maximum speed limit by more than 60km/hr. Dh2000 12 30 25 Exceeding maximum speed limit by not more than 60km/hr. Dh1500 6 15 26 Exceeding maximum speed limit by not more than 50km/hr. Dh1000 29 Exceeding maximum speed limit by not more than 40km/hr. Dh700 31 Exceeding maximum speed limit by not more than 30km/hr. Dh600 37 Exceeding maximum speed limit by not more than 20km/hr. Dh300 17 Driving in a way that endangers people Dh2000 23 60 18 Jumping a red light for light vehicles Dh1000 12 30 19 Jumping a red light for motor bikes Dh800 4 30 20 Running away from a traffic policeman in a light vehicle Dh800 12 30 21 Running away from a traffic policeman in a heavy vehicles Dh1000 16 22 Dangerous overtaking by heavy vehicles where it's prohibited Dh3000 1 year 23 Causing a car to overturn by heavy vehicles Dh3000 1 year license suspension 24 Causing serious injuries. Decided  by court 23 30 27 Overtaking on the hard shoulder. Dh1000 6 28 Overtaking from a prohibited place. Dh600 30 Parking in fire hydrant places, spaces allocated for people with special needs and ambulance parking. Dh1000 6 32 Driving against traffic. Dh600 4 33 Allowing children under 10 years old or shorter 145 cm to sit in the front seat of a vehicle. Dh400 34 Failure to fasten seat belt while driving for all passengers. Dh400 4 35 Failure to leave a safe distance. Dh400 4 36 Failure to follow the directions of the policeman. Dh400 4 38 Entering a road without ensuring that it is clear. Dh400 4 39 Exceeding permitted level of car window tinting. Dh1500 40 Not giving way to emergency, police and public service vehicles or official convoys. Dh1000 6 41 Driving a noisy vehicle. Dh2000 6 42 Allowing others to drive a vehicle for which they are unlicensed. Dh500 7 43 Overload or protruding load from a heavy vehicle without permission. Dh3000 12 44 Driving a vehicle that causes pollution. Dh1000 6 45 Stopping on the road for no reason. Dh1000 6 46 Stopping on a yellow box. Dh500 47 Not giving pedestrians way on pedestrian crossings. Dh500 6 48 Failure to abide by traffic signs and directions. Dh500 49 Throwing waste from vehicles onto roads. Dh1000 6 50 Stopping vehicle on the left side of the road in prohibited places. Dh1000 51 Stopping vehicle on pedestrian crossing. Dh500 52 Teaching driving in a training vehicle that does not bear learning sign. Dh500 53 Teaching driving in a non-training vehicle without permission from licensing authority. Dh500 54 Placing marks on the road that may damage the road or block traffic. Dh500 55 Operating industrial, construction and mechanical vehicles and  tractors  without permission Dh500 7 56 Modifying vehicle’s engine without permission. Dh1000 12 30 57 Changing vehicle’s color without permission. Dh800 59 Driving with a driving license issued by a foreign country except in permitted cases. Dh400 61 Parking behind vehicles and blocking their movement. Dh500 62 Towing a vehicle or a boat with an unprepared vehicle. Dh1000 64 No lights on the back or sides of trailer container. Dh400 2 65 Lights on the back or sides of container not working. Dh400 6 66 Taxis, which have designated pickup areas, stopping in undesignated places. Dh500 4 67 Prohibited entry of heavy vehicles Dh1000 4 68 Blocking traffic Dh500 69 Vehicle unfit for driving. Dh500 7 70 Driving a light vehicle that does not comply with safety and security conditions. Dh200 7 71 Not lifting exhaust of trucks. Dh1500 72 Not covering loads of trucks. Dh3000 74 Heavy vehicle prohibited entry. Dh1000 4 75 Violating loading or unloading regulations in parking. Dh1000 4 76 Carrying and transporting passengers illegally. Dh3000 24 30 77 Writing phrases or placing stickers on vehicle without permission. Dh500 78 Not taking road safety measures during vehicle breakdowns Dh500 79 U turn from undesignated areas of incorrectly Dh500 4 80 Loading a light vehicle in a way that may pose a danger to others or to the road. Dh500 4 81 Stopping vehicle without keeping the distance specified by the law from a curve or junction. Dh500 82 Transporting passengers by vehicle undesignated for this purpose. Dh1000 4 83 Sudden swerve. Dh1000 4 84 Driving on lanes meant for buses or taxis Dh400 85 Driving a taxi without required license. Dh200 4 86 Carrying passengers in driving training vehicle. Dh200 4 87 Driving a taxi with an expired warranty. Dh200 88 Reversing dangerously. Dh400 4 89 Taxi refusing to carry passengers. Dh200 4 90 Parking illegally Dh500 91 Parking in loading and offloading areas Dh200 92 Parking on the left hand shoulder of road in prohibited areas Dh1000 93 Parking without securing the car Dh500 94 Using multi-colored lights. Dh200 95 Not wearing helmet while driving motorbike. Dh500 4 96 Exceeding passenger limit. Dh500 4 7 97 Expired tires Dh500 4 7 98 Driving with an expired registration Dh500 4 7 (if registration expired more than 3 months) 99 Driving unlicensed vehicle. Dh5 00 100 Violation of laws of using commercial number plates. Dh500 7 101 Light vehicle dropping or spilling load Dh500 103 Driving with one number plate or faded numbers on plate Dh400 104 Driving at night or in foggy weather without lights. Dh500 4 106 Not fixing reflective stickers at the back of trucks and heavy vehicles. Dh500 107 Not using indicators when changing direction or turning. Dh400 108 Not giving way for vehicles to pass on the left. Dh400 113 Overtaking dangerously Dh600 6 114 Driving an unlicensed vehicle. Dh500 4 7 119 Parking vehicles on pavement. Dh400 129 Driving below minimum speed limit. Dh400 131 Using hand-held mobile phone while driving or being distracted in any way Dh800 4 138 Using horn in a disturbing way. Dh400 4 140 Failure to hand over a driving license when the maximum black points are accrued in the first traffic violation Dh1000 141 Failure to hand over a driving license when the maximum black points are accrued in the second traffic violation Dh2000 142 Failure to hand over a driving license when the maximum black points are accrued in the third traffic violation Dh3000 143 Failure to pick up confiscated car once the confiscation period is over Dh50 a day maximum of Dh3000 144 Failure to pick up confiscated heavy vehicle once the confiscation period is over Dh100 a day, maximumDh3000 145 Overloading a light vehicle Dh500 4 146 Driving school vehicles in times and areas that are prohibited Dh400 147 Teaching someone to drive in a car that is not labeled as learning vehicle, or teaching without a license Dh500 148 Not presenting a learners permit Dh300 149 Broken or absence of back or sidelights on the tow truck Dh500 4 150 Participating in a motorcade without a permit Dh500 4 15 151 Pedestrian’s failure to abide by signals, or crossing from undesignated areas Dh400 152 School bus driver failing to activate the stop sign or abide by traffic instructions Dh500 6 153 Driver failing to stop when the bus drivers activates the stop sign. Dh1000 10 154 Using a leisure bike with three or more wheels Dh3,000 90 155 Transporting inflammable ale or dangerous materials without permission Dh3,000 24 60 156 Failure to take safety precautions when the car breaks down Dh500 157 Failure to get the car technically tested after any major engine or chassis modifications Dh400 158 Broken Car lights Dh400 6 159 Disregarding policeman’s instructions Dh400 4 160 Failure to fix child seats for children under 4 years Dh400 161 Failure to give priority to emergency , police and protocol vehicles Dh1000 6 162 Stopping at Zebra crossings Dh500 163 Stopping vehicles and road turns Dh500 164 Parking in a way without securing the car Dh500 165 Parking on pavements Dh400 166 Writing or posting on the vehicle without a permit Dh500 167 Failure to abide by traffic signs Dh500 168 Littering from vehicle windows while driving Dh1000 6 169 Rubber neck and crowds at the scenes of traffic accident Dh1000 170 Driving a heavy vehicle dangerously in a way that endangers his or other people’s lives Dh3,000 License to be suspended for one year 171 Driving a heavy vehicle in a way that harms public or private properties Dh3,000 License to be suspended for one year 172 Heavy vehicle jumping the red light Dh3,000 License to be suspended for one year 173 Heavy vehicle causing his or another vehicle to overturn Dh3,000 License to be suspended for one year 174 Driving industrial, construction and mechanical equipment without a license Dh1,500 175 Heavy vehicle overtaking in areas where it is prohibited Dh3,000 License to be suspended for one year 176 Driving a heavy vehicle that does not abide by safety standards Dh2,000 6 177 A driving an uninsured vehicle Dh500 4 7 178 Driving a vehicle on a different license for a different type of vehicle Dh400 12 179 Driving a vehicle that does not abide by safety standards Dh500 180 Driving a vehicle that is unfit for driving Dh500 181 Driving a vehicle at below the minimum speed set for the road (if any) Dh400     Previous fines as of February 2016 (Some are revised as of July 1) 182 Not fixing number plates in designated places.  Dh200 2   183 Exceeding maximum speed limit by not more than 10km/hr.  Dh400      184 Violating the terms of the driving license.  Dh300      185 Leaving a vehicle on the road with its engine running.  Dh300      186 Using vehicle for purposes other than designated.  Dh200 4 7 187 Using un-matching number plates for trailers and containers.  Dh200      188 Stopping a vehicle in a way that may pose danger or block traffic.  Dh200 3   189 Using training vehicles outside of timings specified by licensing authority.  Dh200      190 Using training vehicles in places not designated by licensing.  Dh200      191 Abuse of parking space.  Dh200 3   192 Violating tariff.  Dh200 6   193 Not showing vehicle registration card when required.  Dh200      194 Not showing driving license when required.  Dh200      195 Not fixing taxi sign where required.  Dh200      196 Not fixing a sign indicating licensed overload.  Dh200 3   197 Using interior lights for no reason while driving.  Dh100      198 Failure to abide by specified color for taxis or training cars.  Dh200      199 Failure to display tariff of buses or taxis or not showing them when required.  Dh200      200 Broken lights.  Dh200 6   201 Using horn in prohibited areas.  Dh200 2   202 Failure to keep taxis and buses clean inside and outside.  Dh200      203 Not abiding by taxi drivers obligatory uniform or not keeping it in good condition.  Dh100      204 Smoking inside taxis and buses.  Dh200      205 Calling on passengers in the presence of signs.  Dh100      206 Not displaying truck’s load on both sides.  Dh100      207 Driving without spectacles or contact lenses.  Dh100      208 Not using interior light in buses at night.  Dh100      209 Opening left door of taxi.  Dh100 3  To guide you with the speed limits around Dubai and Sharjah, see this graphic.






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