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| 14 May, 2017

Drivers beware: New traffic rules, new fines in UAE soon

Image used for illustrative purpose. A general view Sheikh Zayed Road in Dubai, UAE.

Image used for illustrative purpose. A general view Sheikh Zayed Road in Dubai, UAE.

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On July 1, UAE motorists should stay on alert as cost of traffic fines will dig deeper into their pockets.

14 May 2017
The UAE Ministry of Interior will implement costlier traffic fines in July
By Mariam M. Al Serkal, Senior Web Reporter

Dubai: The deadline is approaching, and it is approaching fast.

On July 1, UAE motorists should stay on the alert as the cost of traffic fines will dig deeper into their pockets.

Once the new traffic fines are implemented, overtaking on the hard shoulder will be worth Dh1,000 and six black points, blocking traffic will incur a penalty of Dh1,000 while sudden swerving will cost Dh1,000.

New cost of traffic fines

Driving under the influence of drugs or similar substances: Decided by court, 23 black points and confiscation 60 days

Driving under the influence of alcohol: Decided by court, 23 black points and confiscation 90 days

Driving a vehicle without number plates: Dh3,000, 23 black points, confiscation 90 days

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Jumping a red light: Dh1,000, 12 black points, confiscation 30 days

Drivers distracted by mobile phones: Dh800, four black points

Carrying and transporting passengers illegally: Dh3,000, 24 black points

Driving dangerously: Dh2,000, confiscation 60 days

Driving a noisy vehicle: Dh2,000, six black points

Exceeding permitted level of 50 per cent car window tinting: Dh1,500

Not renewing vehicle registration after expiry: Dh500, confiscation seven days (if it has been expired for over three months)

Allowing children under 10 years old or shorter than 145cm to sit in the front seat of a vehicle: Dh400, four black points

Failure to fasten seat belt while driving Dh400, four black points

Speeding over limit

80km/h: Dh3,000, 23 black points, confiscation 60 days

60km/h: Dh2,000, 12 black points, confiscation 30 days

Speed limit not more than

60km/h: Dh1,500, six black points, confiscation 15 days

50km/h: Dh1,000

40km/h: Dh700

30km/h: Dh600

20km/h: Dh300

© Gulf News 2017