Need to know: New UAE traffic fines announced

Dubai’s road rules to change on July 1, with increased penalties

Starting July 1, road rules and traffic fines are set to change across the UAE. Here’s what you need to brush up on before the end of June, unless you want to risk up to 23 black points, vehicle confiscation for 60 days, and a day in court…

General fines
• Driving under the influence of drugs or similar substances: Fine and jail term decided by court, 23 black points and confiscation 60 days

• Driving under the influence of alcohol: Decided by court, maximum Dhs20,000 fine, 23 black points and confiscation 60 days

• Driving a vehicle without number plates: Dhs3,000, 23 black points, confiscation 90 days

• Jumping a red light: Dhs1,000, 12 black points, confiscation 30 days

• Drivers distracted by mobile phones: Dhs800, four black points

• Carrying and transporting passengers illegally: Dhs3,000, 24 black points

• Driving dangerously: Dhs2,000, 23 black points, confiscation 60 days

• Driving a noisy vehicle: Dhs2,000, six black points

• Exceeding permitted level of 50 percent car window tinting: Dhs1,500

• Not renewing vehicle registration after expiry: Dhs500, confiscation seven days (if it has been expired for over three months)

• Allowing children under ten years old or shorter than 145cm to sit in the front seat of a vehicle: Dhs400, four black points

• Failure to fasten seat belt while driving: Dhs400, four black points

• Driving without valid insurance or registration: Dhs500, four black points, confiscation seven days

• Expired tyres: Dhs500, four black points, confiscation seven days

• Throwing garbage when driving: Dhs1,000, six black points

• Using quad-bike on road: Dhs3,000, confiscation 90 days

• Jaywalking: Dhs400

• Overtaking on the hard shoulder: Dhs1,000, six black points

• Not leaving safe distance between vehicles: Dhs400, four black points

• Sudden swerving: Dhs1,000, four traffic points

• Blocking traffic: Dhs1,000, six black points

Speeding Fines, over limit:
• 80km/h: Dhs3,000, 23 black points, confiscation 60 days
• 60km/h: Dhs2,000, 12 black points, confiscation 30 days

If going over a speed limit more than:
• 60km/h: Dhs1,500, six black points, confiscation 15 days
• 50km/h: Dhs1,000
• 40km/h: Dhs700
• 30km/h: Dhs600
• 20km/h: Dhs300

Stay safe.

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