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New UAE traffic law: All traffic violations, fines and black points

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Here is a complete list of every single possible fine you could get while driving in the UAE.

Texting and driving is just one of the common offences reported by Dubai Police. If you’re a motorist in the UAE, it’s important to know the penalties which are applied for all traffic violations.

Updated traffic fines as of July 1, 2017

1Driving under the influence of alcoholMaximum fine of Dh20,000 or Jail2360
2Driving under the influence of drugs or similar substances.Decided by courtLicense to be suspended for 1 year from the date of punishment completion60
3Driving a vehicle without number plates.Dh30002390
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 overturnDh3000License to be suspended for 1 year
5Heavy vehicle not abiding by lane discipline.Dh150012
6Driving a heavy vehicle that does not comply with safety and security conditions.Dh20006
7Loading a heavy vehicle in a way that may cause danger to others or to the road.Dh20006
8Entering road dangerously.Dh6006
9Causing death of others.Decided by court2360
10Not stopping after causing an accident that resulted in injuries with a light vehicle.Dh50087
11Not stopping after causing an accident that resulted in injuries with a heavy vehicle.Dh100016
12Failure for light vehicle to stop after causing an accidentDh50087
13Failure for heavy vehicle to stop after causing an accidentDh100016
15Exceeding maximum speed limit by more than 80km/hr for light vehiclesDh30002360
14Exceeding maximum speed limit by more than 60km/hr.Dh20001230
25Exceeding maximum speed limit by not more than 60km/hr.Dh1500615
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
18Jumping a red light for light vehiclesDh10001230
19Jumping a red light for motor bikesDh800430
20Running away from a traffic policeman in a light vehicleDh8001230
21Running away from a traffic policeman in a heavy vehiclesDh100016
22Dangerous overtaking by heavy vehicles where it’s prohibitedDh30001 year
23Causing a car to overturn by heavy vehiclesDh30001 year license suspension
24Causing serious injuries.Decided by court2330
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 parking.Dh10006
32Driving against traffic.Dh6004
33Allowing children under 10 years old or shorter 145 cm to sit in the front seat of a vehicle.Dh400
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 policeman.Dh4004
38Entering a road without ensuring that it is clear.Dh4004
39Exceeding permitted level of car window tinting.Dh1500
40Not giving way to emergency, police and public service vehicles or official convoys.Dh10006
41Driving a noisy vehicle.Dh20006
42Allowing others to drive a vehicle for which they are unlicensed.Dh5007
43Overload or protruding load from a heavy vehicle without permission.Dh300012
44Driving a vehicle that causes pollution.Dh10006
45Stopping on the road for no reason.Dh10006
46Stopping on a yellow box.Dh500
47Not giving pedestrians way on pedestrian crossings.Dh5006
48Failure to abide by traffic signs and directions.Dh500
49Throwing waste from vehicles onto roads.Dh10006
50Stopping vehicle on the left side of the road in prohibited places.Dh1000
51Stopping vehicle on pedestrian crossing.Dh500
52Teaching driving in a training vehicle that does not bear a learning sign.Dh500
53Teaching driving in a non training vehicle without permission from licensing authority.Dh500
54Placing marks on the road that may damage the road or block traffic.Dh500
55Operating industrial, construction and mechanical vehicles and tractors without permissionDh5007
56Modifying vehicle’s engine without permission.Dh10001230
57Changing vehicle’s color without permission.Dh800
59Driving with a driving license issued by a foreign country except in permitted cases.Dh400
61Parking behind vehicles and blocking their movement.Dh500
62Towing a vehicle or a boat with an unprepared vehicle.Dh1000
64No lights on the back or sides of trailer container.Dh4002
65Lights on the back or sides of container not working.Dh4006
66Taxis, which have designated pickup areas, stopping in undesignated places.Dh5004
67Prohibited entry of heavy vihiclesDh10004
68Blocking trafficDh10006
69Vehicle unfit for driving.Dh5007
70Driving a light vehicle that does not comply with safety and security conditions.Dh2007
71Not lifting exhaust of trucks.Dh1500
72Not covering loads of trucks.Dh3000
74Heavy vehicle prohibited entry.Dh10004
75Violating loading or unloading regulations in parking.Dh10004
76Carrying and transporting passengers illegally.Dh30002430
77Writing phrases or placing stickers on vehicle without permission.Dh500
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 road.Dh5004
81Stopping vehicle without keeping the distance specified by the law from a curve or junction.Dh500
82Transporting passengers by vehicle undesignated for this purpose.Dh10004
83Sudden swerve.Dh10004
84Driving on lanes meant for buses or taxisDh400
85Driving a taxi without required license.Dh2004
86Carrying passengers in driving training vehicle.Dh2004
87Driving a taxi with an expired warranty.Dh200
88Reversing dangerously.Dh4004
89Taxi refusing to carry passengers.Dh2004
90Parking illegallyDh500
91Parking in loading and offloading areasDh200
92Parking on the left hand shoulder of road in prohibited areasDh1000
93Parking without securing the carDh500
94Using multi-colored lights.Dh200
95Not wearing helmet while driving motorbike.Dh5004
96Exceeding passenger limit.Dh50047
97Expired tiresDh50047
98Driving with an expired registrationDh50047 (if registration expired more than 3 months ago)
99Driving unlicensed vehicle.Dh5 00
100Violation of laws of using commercial number plates.Dh5007
101Light vehicle dropping or spilling loadDh500
103Driving with one number plate or faded numbers on plateDh400
104Driving at night or in foggy weather without lights.Dh5004
106Not fixing reflective stickers at the back of trucks and heavy vehicles.Dh500
107Not using indicators when changing direction or turning.Dh400
108Not giving way for vehicles to pass on the left.Dh400
113Overtaking dangerouslyDh6006
114Driving an unlicensed vehicle.Dh50047
119Parking vehicles on pavement.Dh400
129Driving below minimum speed limit.Dh400
131Using hand-held mobile phone while driving or being distracted in any wayDh8004
138Using horn in a disturbing way.Dh4004
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 violationDh3000
143Failure to pick up confiscated car once the confiscation period is overDh50 a day maximum of Dh3000
144Failure to pick up confiscated heavy vehicle once the confiscation period is overDh100 a day, maximumDh3000
145Overloading a light vehicleDh5004
146Driving school vehicles in times and areas that are prohibitedDh400
147Teaching someone to drive in a car that is not labelled as learning vehicle, or teaching without a licenseDh500
148Not presenting a learners permitDh300
149Broken or absence of back or sidelights on the tow truckDh5004
150Participating in a motorcade without a permitDh500415
151Pedestrian’s failure to abide by signals, or crossing from undesignated areasDh400
152Schoolbus driver failing to activate the stop sign or abide by traffic instructionsDh5006
153Driver failing to stop when the bus drivers activates the stop sign.Dh100010
154Using a leisure bike with three or more wheelsDh3,00090
155Transporting inflammable ale or dangerous materials without permissionDh3,0002460
156Failutre to take safety precautions when the car breaks downDh500
157Failure to get the car technically tested after any major engine or Shasi modificationsDh400
158Broken Car lightsDh4006
159Disregarding policeman’s instructionsDh4004
160Failure to fix chid seats for children under 4 yearsDh400
161Faulire to give priority to emergency , police and protocol vehiclesDh10006
162Stopping at Zebra crossingsDh500
163Stopping vehicles and road turnsDh500
164Parking in a way without securing the carDh500
165Parking on pavementsDh400
166Writing or posting on the vehicle without a permitDh500
167Faiure to abide by traffic signsDh500
168Literring from vehicle windows while drivingDh10006
169Rubber neck and crowds at the scenes of traffic accidentDh1000
170Driving a heavy vehicle dangerously in a way that endangers his or other people’s livesDh3,000License to be suspended for one year
171Driving a heavy vehicle in a way that harms public or private propertiesDh3,000License to be suspended for one year
172Heavy vehicle jumping the red lightDh3,000License to be suspended for one year
173Heavy vehicle causing his or another vehicle to overturnDh3,000License to be suspended for one year
174Driving industrial, construction and mechanical equipment without a licenseDh1,500
175Heavy vehicle overtaking in areas where it is prohibitedDh3,000License to be suspended for one year
176Driving a heavy vehicle that does not abide by safety standardsDh2,0006
177A driving an uninsiured vehicleDh50047
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

Previous fines as of February 2016

182Not fixing number plates in designated places.Dh2002
183Exceeding maximum speed limit by not more than 10km/hr.Dh400
184Violating the terms of the driving license.Dh300
185Leaving a vehicle on the road with its engine running.Dh300
186Using vehicle for purposes other than designated.Dh20047
187Using un-matching number plates for trailers and containers.Dh200
188Stopping a vehicle in a way that may pose danger or block traffic.Dh2003
189Using training vehicles outside of timings specified by licensing authority.Dh200
190Using training vehicles in places not designated by licensing.Dh200
191Abuse of parking space.Dh2003
192Violating tariff.Dh2006
193Not showing vehicle registration card when required.Dh200
194Not showing driving license when required.Dh200
195Not fixing taxi sign where required.Dh200
196Not fixing a sign indicating licensed overload.Dh2003
197Using interior lights for no reason while driving.Dh100
198Failure to abide by specified color for taxis or training cars.Dh200
199Failure to display tariff of buses or taxis or not showing them when required.Dh200
200Broken lights.Dh2006
201Using horn in prohibited areas.Dh2002
202Failure to keep taxis and buses clean inside and outside.Dh200
203Not abiding by taxi drivers obligatory uniform or not keeping it in good condition.Dh100
204Smoking inside taxis and buses.Dh200
205Calling on passengers in the presence of signs.Dh100
206Not displaying truck’s load on both sides.Dh100
207Driving without spectacles or contact lenses.Dh100
208Not using interior light in buses at night.Dh100
209Opening left door of taxi.Dh1003


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 *The original article (published in February 2016) has been updated to reflect current traffic fines.

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