Here are 15 UAE Traffic Fines and Laws You Ought to Know

Here are 15 UAE Traffic Fines and Laws You Ought to Know
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After the amendment of the UAE’s federal traffic laws, new rules and regulations have been enforced. While mandatory car insurance in UAE ensures the safety of motorists, federal traffic laws help enhance the safety of motorists as well as the pedestrians.

Listed below are some of UAE’s federal traffic laws.

  • It’s Mandatory to Wear a Seatbelt: It is mandatory, for drivers as well as the passengers, to wear a seatbelt. In case of violation of this law, the driver will be levied a fine of AED 400 and will get 4 black points.
  • Mobile Phone Prohibition : Drivers must not use their mobile phone, including texting, when they are behind the wheels. If any driver is found using a mobile phone, a fine of AED 800 will be levied & the driver will get 4 black points.
  • Exceeding the Speed Limit
    • If a driver exceeds the speed limit by 60 kilometers per hour over the specified speed limit, he will be charged a fine of AED 2000, 12 black points & the vehicle will be confiscated for 30 days.
    • If a driver exceeds the speed limit by 80 kilometers per hour over the specified speed limit, he will be charged a fine of AED 3000, 32 black points & the vehicle will be seized for a period of 60 days.
    • If a driver exceeds the speed limit by 59 kilometers per hour over the specified speed limit, he will be charged a fine of AED 1500, 6 black points & the vehicle will be confiscated for 15 days.
    • If a driver exceeds the speed limit by 49 kilometers per hour over the specified speed limit, he will be charged a fine of AED 1000.
    • If a driver exceeds the speed limit by 39 kilometers per hour over the specified speed limit, he will be charged a fine of AED 700.
    • If a driver exceeds the speed limit by 29 kilometers per hour over the specified speed limit, he will be charged a fine of AED 600.
    • If a driver exceeds the speed limit by 19 kilometers per hour over the specified speed limit, he will be charged a fine of AED 300.
  • Driving in an Intoxicated State: If a driver is driving in an intoxicated state, a fine of AED 20,000 will be levied and/or he will be imprisoned for a term specified by the court. Additionally, the driver will get 23 black points & the automobile will be seized for a period of 60 days.
  • Expired Tyres: If a driver is driving a vehicle with expired tyres, a fine of AED 500 will be levied and he will get 4 black points while the vehicle will be confiscated for a week.
  • Window Tints: If a driver is driving a vehicle with window tints with tint density more than 50 percent, a fine of AED 1,500 will be levied.
  • Noise Pollution: If a driver is driving a noise-disturbance-causing automobile, it will result in a fine of AED 2,000 & 6 black points.  
  • Driving without Valid Documents: If a driver is driving a vehicle without valid registrationand insurance, it will result in a fine of AED 500, 4 black points and the vehicle will be confiscated for 7 days.   
  • Flouting the Traffic Laws: If a driver doesn’t follow traffic laws, it will result in a fine of AED 1,000, 12 black points & the vehicle will be confiscated for 30 days.
  •  Crowding Accidents Sites: If a driver stops by to observe an accident site, it will result in a fine of AED 1,000 & 6 black points.
  • Illegally Driving Passengers: If a driver drives passengers for commercial purposes without obtaining a permit, it will result in a fine of AED 3,000 & 24 black points.
  • Abrupt Swerving: If a driver changes direction abruptly, it will result in a fine of AED 1,000 & 4 black points.
  • Not Claiming an Automobile: If a car owner doesn’t claim his automobile after the end of its confiscation period, a fine of AED 50 will be levied.
  • Not Maintaining a Safe Distance: If a driver fails to maintain a safe distance behind another vehicle, it will result in a fine of AED 400 & 4 black points.
  • Reckless Driving; Endangering Others’ Lives: If a driver drives recklessly and puts the safety of others in jeopardy, it will result in a fine of AED 2,000, 23 black points & the vehicle will be seized for a period of 60 days.

Summing it Up

When you are behind the wheels, you are responsible for your safety as well as the safety of other motorists and pedestrians. The laws are in place to nab the offenders and ensure the safety of lives of other people on the roads.

Every year, thousands of people lose their lives due to road accidents. Traffic rules and laws help regulate the traffic so that the risk of road accidents is reduced to a certain extent.   

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