Drivers can get a 25 percent discount on Abu Dhabi road tolls fines

Regulations have been updated ahead of January 1

Drivers can get a 25 percent discount on Abu Dhabi road tolls fines

Abu Dhabi road tolls are now live in the capital.

Drivers will not be charged for passing through the four gates until January 1 2020 when the system becomes fully operational.

Those with vehicles registered in Abu Dhabi do not need to register their vehicle and will be sent a text message with their account details but drivers with vehicles registered outside of the capital will have to set up an account.

Some vehicles, including electric cars, are exempt from the tolls altogether.

Once the system is operational from January 1, vehicles passing through the gates will be charged Dhs4 during peak times (7am to 9am and 5pm to 7pm) and Dhs2 during off-peak hours and public holidays.

There is a daily cap of Dhs16 in charges per vehicle, a monthly cap of Dhs200 will be placed on each vehicle and Dhs150 to a second vehicle in a single resident’s name.

Fines will also be in place for drivers who pass through a gate with insufficient balance or without setting up an account.

Passing through a toll gate with an unregistered vehicle, after a ten day grace period, will result in a Dhs100 fine for the first day, Dhs200 for the second day, Dhs400 for the third day, up to the maximum fine of Dhs10,000.

Passing through a toll gate with insufficient balance, after the ten day grace period will result in a fine of Dhs50.

Drivers who tamper with their license plate in order to evade the toll will also be fined Dhs10,000.

The good news is, for driver paying fines within 30 days of receiving them, can make use of a 25 percent discount off of the total according to The Department of Transport.

So it will cost you less to pay fines quickly and even less if you make sure you have enough credit before passing through a gate.

An online carpooling platform has also been launched to encourage drivers to reduce the number of cars on the road during peak traffic hours.

For everything you need to know about the road tolls, click here.

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