UAE Traffic Laws are Updated Since July 1st and Here is How

Here’s a comprehensive list of traffic violations and fines that these will attract following the new law that came into effect in the UAE on July 1

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Violation Fine Black Points Vehicle confiscated / Days
1 Driving under the influence of alcohol Maximum fine of Dh20,000 or Jail 23 60
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 80kph for light vehicles Dh3000 23 60
14 Exceeding maximum speed limit by more than 60kph. Dh2000 12 30
25 Exceeding maximum speed limit by not more than 60kph. Dh1500 6 15
26 Exceeding maximum speed limit by not more than 50kph. Dh1000
29 Exceeding maximum speed limit by not more than 40kph. Dh700
31 Exceeding maximum speed limit by not more than 30kph. Dh600
37 Exceeding maximum speed limit by not more than 20kph. 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 145cm 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 a 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 Dh1000 6
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-coloured lights. Dh200
95 Not wearing helmet while driving motorbike. Dh500 4
96 Exceeding passenger limit. Dh500 4 7
97 Expired tyres Dh500 4 7
98 Driving with an expired registration Dh500 4 7 (if registration expired more than 3 months ago)
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 labelled as learning vehicle, or teaching without a license Dh500
148 Not presenting a learner’s 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
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