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