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List of traffic fines in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Sharjah, UAE

List of traffic fines in Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Sharjah UAE

List of federal UAE traffic fines in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Sharjah, other UAE emirates. New law in 2017 updated 2008 and 1995 fines. Police traffic fines and violations for driving offences, fine amounts, black points, car and vehicle confiscation and impounding periods, driving licence suspension times. Penalties and laws are federal and apply to all UAE emirates - Abu Dhabi (including Al Ain city), Ajman, Dubai, Fujairah, Ras Al Khaimah (RAK), Sharjah, Umm Al Quwain (UAQ). However each emirate issues its own fines under the respective local authorities, for example Abu Dhabi Police in Abu Dhabi; Dubai Police or Dubai Municipality or RTA in Dubai; and similarly for other emirates. See also:

List of new Abu Dhabi, Dubai, UAE federal traffic fines from 01 Jul 2017

List is from Ministerial Resolution No. 178 for the year 2017. Still valid in 2018, 2019. Previous penalty amount in brackets, or () if unchanged.

  Description Fine (AED)
or court
decision
Black
points
Vehicle
confiscation
period
(days)
Prison
or licence
suspended
  New UAE traffic rules and fines from 01 Jul 2017        
           
1 (1) a. Driving a vehicle in a way that jeopardizes the driver or others' lives or their safety or security
b. Driving a vehicle in a way that may cause damage to the public and private facilities
2000 () 23 (12) 60 days (30)  
2 (2) Driving under the influence of Alcohol Court () 23 (24) 60 days ()  
3 (2) Driving under the influence of drugs or brain affecting substances or any other similar items Court () 23 (24) 60 days licence, 1 year
4 (3) Driving a vehicle without plates 3000 (1000) 23 (24) 90 (60)  
5 a. Driving a heavy vehicle in a way that jeopardizes his or other people's lives or their safety or security
b. Driving a heavy vehicle in a way that may cause damages to public or private facilities.
3000     licence, 1 year
6 Heavy vehicles that cross the red light 3000     licence, 1 year
7 The heavy vehicle driver causing any accident that result in his or any other vehicle overturn 3000     licence, 1 year
           
19a Driving the vehicle against the traffic direction 600 4 7 days  
19b Entering the vehicle into a prohibited area 1000 8 7 days  
23 Driving with a driving license issued by a foreign country except in permitted cases 400      
24 Driving a vehicle with a driving license other that the granted one 400 12    
25 a. Driving a vehicle with expired driving license
b. Driving a vehicle with an expired registration
500 4 7 days1  
           
28 Driving a vehicle below the minimum speed limit set for the road, if any 400      
           
32 (135) a. Using mobile while driving
b. Being distracted by anything while driving
800 (200) 4 (4)    
33 (9) a. Crossing red light for light vehicles
b. Crossing red light for motorcycles
1000 (800) 12 (8) 30 (15)  
           
34 Exceeding the maximum speed limit by more than 80 km/hour 3000 23 60  
35 (1) Exceeding the maximum speed limit by more than 60 km/hour 2000 (1000) 12 (12) 30 (30)  
36 (14) Exceeding the maximum speed limit by no more than 60 km/hour 1500 (900) 6 (6) 15 (0)  
37 (15) Exceeding the maximum speed limit by no more than 50 km/hour 1000 (800)      
38 (22) Exceeding the maximum speed limit by no more than 40 km/hour 700 (700)      
39 (24) Exceeding the maximum speed limit by no more than 30 km/hour 600 (600)      
40 (30) Exceeding the maximum speed limit by no more than 20 km/hour 300 (500)      
           
49 (26) Allowing children under 10 years old or shorter than 145 cm to sit in the front seat of a vehicle. 400 (400) 0 (4)    
50 (N?) Not fixing child seats for children under 4 years old in the vehicle. 400      
51 (27) a. Not fastening the seat belt of the driver
b. Not fastening the seat belt for all the passengers2
400 (400) 4 (4)2    
           
67 (76) Writing phrases or placing stickers on vehicle without permission. 500 (200)      
68 (32)4 a. Exceeding the permitted percentage of vehicle's tinting4
b. Tinting unpermitted vehicle4
1500 (500)   0 (30 days)  
           
70 (44) Non-compliance of vehicles drivers with the traffic signs and directions 500 (500)      
           
74 Rubber neck (crowding) at the scenes of traffic accidents 1000      
           
82 (98) Driving with expired tyres 500 (200) 4 (0) 7 days  
           
104 (105) a. Driving at night without lights
b. Driving in foggy weather without lights3
c. Driving in foggy weather in violation of the competent authority's instructions3
500 (200) 4 (4)    
           
106a (140) Not carrying the vehicle registration card 400 (100)      
106b (139) Not carrying the driving license        

Specific notes

  1. Vehicle impounded 7 days if registration expired more than 3 months.
  2. Not clear who gets black points if an unbelted passenger does not have a licence. Might be black point penalty only for driver, but then unknown if 4 points per person or per vehicle. New law applies to rear seat occupants, not just front. Previous law specified "while driving" but was generally considered to refer to both driver and front seat passenger.
  3. Abu Dhabi Police have said drivers who use hazard lights while driving in fog will be fined AED 500 and 4 black points.
  4. Original text said "tenting", assumed to be a typo for "tinting". Percentages not given but some reports said maximum allowed increased from 30% to 50% but no tint for front windscreen (windshield), and no tinted windows permitted for trucks and taxis.

General notes

[Edit, archive, delete] UAE traffic fines before new law 01 Jul 2017

See information below table for updates to UAE Traffic Law and UAE Federal Traffic Council (FTC) information.

  Description Fine (AED)
or court
decision
Black
points
Vehicle
confiscation
period
Prison
  UAE Unified Federal Traffic Law effective from 01 Mar 2008        
           
1 Driving dangerously (racing) 2000 12 30 days  
2 Driving under the influence of alcohol, drugs or similar substances Court 24 60 days  
3 Driving a vehicle without number plates 1000 24 60 days  
4 Causing death of others Court 12 30 days  
5 Not stopping after causing an accident that resulted in injuries Court 24 60 days  
6 Reckless driving 2000 12 30 days  
7 Exceeding maximum speed limit by more than 60km/h 1000 12 30 days  
8 Driving in a way that is dangerous to the public 1000 12 30 days  
9 Jumping a red light 800 8 15 days  
10 Running away from a traffic policeman 800 12 30 days  
11 Dangerous overtaking by trucks 800 24 60 days  
12 Causing a car to overturn Court 8    
13 Causing serious injuries Court 8    
14 Exceeding maximum speed limit by not more than 60km/h 900 6    
15 Exceeding maximum speed limit by not more than 50km/h 800      
16 Overtaking on the hard shoulder 600 6    
*16 Overtaking on the hard shoulder [revised penalty 17 May 2014] 600 10   1 month
  See also Dubai traffic fines enquiry        
17 Entering road dangerously 600 6    
18 Causing moderate injury Court 6    
19 Heavy vehicle lane discipline 600 6    
20 Overtaking from a prohibited place 600 6    
21 Causing serious damage to a vehicle Court 6    
22 Exceeding maximum speed limit by not more than 40km/h 700      
23 Parking in fire hydrant places, spaces allocated for people with special needs and ambulance parking 1000 4    
24 Exceeding maximum speed limit by not more than 30km/h 600      
25 Driving against traffic 400 4    
26 Allowing children under 10 years old to sit in the front seat of a vehicle 400 4    
27 Failure to fasten seat belt while driving 400 4    
28 Failure to leave a safe distance 400 4    
29 Failure to follow the directions of a traffic policeman        
30 Exceeding maximum speed limit by not more than 20km/h 500      
31 Entering a road without ensuring that it is clear 400 4    
32 Exceeding permitted level of car window tinting 500   30 days  
33 Not giving way to emergency, police and public service vehicles or official convoys 500 4    
34 Driving a heavy vehicle that does not comply with safety and security conditions 500   30 days  
35 Failure to stop after causing an accident 500      
36 Driving a noisy vehicle 500   30 days  
37 Allowing others to drive a vehicle for which they are unlicensed 500      
38 Loading a heavy vehicle in a way that may pose danger to others or to the road 500 6 7 days  
39 Overload or protruding load from a heavy vehicle without permission 500 6 7 days  
40 Driving a vehicle that causes pollution 500      
41 Stopping on the road for no reason 500 4    
42 Stopping on a yellow box (marked on intersections) 500      
43 Not giving way to pedestrians on pedestrian crossings 500 6    
44 Failure to abide by traffic signs and directions 500      
45 Throwing waste from vehicles onto roads 500 4    
46 Refusing to give traffic police name and address when required 500      
47 Stopping vehicle on the left side of the road in prohibited places 500      
48 Stopping vehicle on pedestrian crossing 500      
49 Teaching driving in a training vehicle that does not bear a learning sign 500      
50 Teaching driving in a non-training vehicle without permission from licensing authority 500      
51 Placing marks on the road that may damage the road or block traffic 500      
52 Operating industrial, construction and mechanical vehicles and tractors without permission from licensing authority 500   7 days  
53 Modifying vehicle's engine without permission 400      
54 Modifying vehicle's chassis without permission 400      
55 Changing vehicle's color without permission 400      
56 Exceeding maximum speed limit by not more than 10km/h 400      
57 Driving with a driving license issued by a foreign country except in permitted cases 400      
58 Violating the terms of the driving license 300      
59 Parking behind vehicles and blocking their movement 300      
60 Towing a vehicle or a boat with an unprepared vehicle 300      
61 Driving a vehicle that omits gases or fumes with substances exceeding permitted rates 300      
62 Leaving a vehicle on the road with its engine running (unattended) 300      
63 No lights on the back or sides of trailer container 200      
64 Lights on the back or sides of container not working 200      
65 Taxis, which have designated pickup areas, stopping in undesignated places 200 4    
66 Prohibited entry 200 4    
67 Blocking traffic 200      
68 Vehicle unfit for driving 200   7 days  
69 Driving a light vehicle that does not comply with safety and security conditions 200   7 days  
70 Not lifting exhaust of trucks 200   7 days  
71 Not covering loads of trucks 3000   7 days  
72 Using vehicle for purposes other than designated 200 4 7 days  
73 Heavy vehicle prohibited entry 200 4 7 days  
74 Violating loading or unloading regulations in parking 200 4 7 days  
75 Carrying and transporting passengers illegally 200 4 7 days  
76 Writing phrases or placing stickers on vehicle without permission 200      
77 Not taking road safety measures during vehicle breakdowns 200      
78 Turning at undesignated points 200 4    
79 Turning the wrong way 200 4    
80 Loading a light vehicle in a way that may pose a danger to others or to the road 200 3 7 days  
81 Overload or protruding load on light vehicles without permission 200 3 7 days  
82 Stopping vehicle without keeping the distance specified by the law from a curve or junction 200      
83 Transporting passengers by vehicle undesignated for this purpose 200 4    
84 Sudden swerve 200 4    
85 Driving a taxi without required license 200 4    
86 Carrying passengers in driving training vehicle 200 4    
87 Driving a taxi with an expired warranty 200      
88 Reversing dangerously 200      
89 Taxi refusing to carry passengers 200 4    
90 Falling or leaking load 3000 12 30 days  
91 Not securing vehicle while parked 200      
92 Parking in prohibited places 200 2    
93 Parking in loading and offloading areas without need 200      
94 Parking on road shoulder except in cases of emergency 200      
95 Using multi-colored lights 200      
96 Not wearing helmet while driving motorbike 200 4    
97 Exceeding passenger limit 200 3    
98 Driving with tires in poor condition 200   7 days  
99 Driving with an expired driving license 200 3    
100 Not renewing vehicle registration after expiry 400      
101 Driving unlicensed vehicle 200   7 days  
102 Violation of laws of using commercial number plates 200      
103 Not fixing number plates in designated places 200 2    
104 Driving with one number plate 200 2    
105 Driving at night or in foggy weather without lights 200 4    
106 Using not matching number plates for trailer and container 200      
107 Not fixing reflective stickers at the back of trucks and heavy vehicles 200      
108 Not using indicators when changing direction or turning 200 3    
109 Not giving way for vehicles to pass on the left 200      
110 Not giving way to vehicles coming from the left where required 200      
111 Stopping a vehicle in a way that may pose danger or block traffic 200 3    
112 Failure to have vehicle examined after carrying out major modification to engine or body 200   7 days  
113 Using training vehicles outside of timings specified by licensing authority 200      
114 Using training vehicles in places not designated by licensing authority 200      
115 Overtaking from the right 200 4    
116 Overtaking in a wrong way 200 3    
117 Driving an unlicensed vehicle 200   7 days  
118 Abuse of parking space 200 3    
119 Number plates with unclear numbers 200 3    
120 Violating tariff 200 6    
121 Light vehicle lane discipline 200 2    
122 Parking vehicles on pavement 200 3    
123 Not showing vehicle registration card when required 200      
124 Not showing driving license when required 200      
125 Not fixing taxi sign where required 200      
126 Not fixing a sign indicating licensed overload 200 3    
127 Using interior lights for no reason while driving 100      
128 Failure to abide by specified color for taxis or training cars 200      
129 Failure to display tariff of buses or taxis or not showing them when required 200      
130 Broken lights 200 6    
131 Using horn in prohibited areas 200 2    
132 Driving below minimum speed limit 200      
133 Failure to keep taxis and buses clean inside and outside 200      
134 Smoking inside taxis and buses 200      
135 Using hand-held mobile phone while driving 200 4    
136 Not abiding by taxi drivers obligatory uniform or not keeping it in good condition 100      
137 Calling on passengers in the presence of signs 100      
138 Not displaying truck's load on both sides 100      
139 Not carrying driving license while driving 100      
140 Not carrying vehicle registration card while driving 100      
141 Driving without spectacles or contact lenses 100      
142 Not using interior light in buses at night 100      
143 Broken indicator lights 100 2    
144 Using horn in a disturbing way 100 2    
145 Having no red light at the back of vehicle 100      
146 Opening left door of taxi 100 3    
147 Pedestrians crossing from undesignated places (if any existed) (jaywalking) 200      
* Obscene hand gestures ("flicking the bird", "two-finger salute", etc)       1 month
* Private vehicles using dedicated bus and taxi lanes in Dubai (RTA fine) 600      
* Not transporting bicycles safely on car (Abu Dhabi, 30 Dec 2015) 200   7 days  
           
           
  Table of violations and fines, Article 191 of UAE Federal Bylaw 21, 1995        
           
1 Non-complying with Traffic Officer’s instructions 200      
2 Non-complying with Traffic signs and instructions 100      
3 Running away from Traffic Officer 200      
4 Non-Stop when causing an accident or harm to others 100      
5 Abstention to give name and address to Traffic Officer 200      
6 Hindering traffic movement 100      
7 Putting signs on the road damaging or hindering traffic movement 100      
8 Stopping the vehicle along sidewalk or without observing the distance duly defined 100      
9 Stopping the vehicle in a manner causing danger or hindering sidewalk 100      
10 Non-taking necessary procedures for safety of traffic when vehicle broken 100      
11 Attempting entering a road without being sure of being empty causing sidewalk hindering 200      
12 Excess Speed (detected by Radar) 200      
13 Driving below minimum speed limit for roads. 100      
14 Driving recklessly or in a manner endangering public 200      
15 Passing red light 500      
16 Turning with vehicle from a place not specified for such or wrong turning 100      
17 Driving contrary to the line 200      
18 Getting into a prohibited place 200      
19 Turning back in a dangerous way 100      
20 Non-preference of emergency, police, public service and seasonal parades 200      
21 Non-leaving the road for left-coming cars where required 100      
22 Non-leaving the path for back-coming cars to go on the left 100      
23 Crossing from the right or in a dangerous way 150      
24 Van drivers’ passing in a dangerous way 400      
25 Passing in a place prohibited for passing 400      
26 Turning into the road in a dangerous way for vans or any other vehicles 400      
27 Non-leaving enough distance behind front vehicles 100      
28 Sudden turning with the vehicle 150      
29 Non-complying with obligatory walking line 100      
30 Non-preference of sidewalk 100      
31 Vans’ passing in prohibited places and roads 100      
32 Non-use of lights when changing vehicle direction or turning 150      
33 Dragging a vehicle by an unequipped car or vehicle 100      
34 Loading the vehicle in a dangerous way on others or the road 100      
35 Leaking things off the vehicle 100      
36 Throwing wastes off vehicles on public road 100      
37 Using alarm in prohibited place or in an annoying way 100      
38 Walking at night or foggy times without using lights 150      
39 (Using cycling multi-color lights) 100      
40 Adding additives to vehicle unauthorized by licensing authority 100      
41 Using inner light during vehicle walk with no excuse 50      
42 Non-use of inner light in buses at night 100      
43 Driving by a driving license issued from a foreign country in other than authorized cases 150      
44 Driving by a license other than given one 200      
45 Driving without using medical glasses or lances 100      
46 Non-wearing helmet when driving motorbike 200      
47 Non-holding driving license or vehicle ownership license 100      
48 Non-presenting driving license when requested 100      
49 Non-presenting vehicle ownership license when requested 100      
50 Teaching driving without license 200      
51 Driving a cab without license 100      
52 Driving a cab with expired license 100      
53 Driving a vehicle unlicensed by licensing authority 200      
54 Driving a vehicle with an expired driving license 100      
55 Non-renewing vehicle license after expiry
And an extra fine of ten dirham for each delay month or part thereof after three months of license expiry date
100      
56 Loading passengers onto educational vehicles 100      
57 Using educational vehicles at times or in places not defined by licensing Authority 100      
58 Using the vehicle for purposes other than specified 100      
59 Excess load than allowed with no license 200      
60 Breaching rules of using commercial number plates 100      
61 Non-existence of number plates or driving with one plate 200      
62 Different number plates among dragger, dragged and semi-dragged 100      
63 Non-clearance of number plates 150      
64 Teaching driving in a vehicle not dedicated for such without permission from licensing authority 100      
65 Driving a vehicle without safety conditions 150      
66 Vehicle not valid for driving 150      
67 Vehicle tires not valid for driving 100      
68 Direction changing lights or lights not valid for driving 100      
69 Non-existence of red light in the back 100      
70 Non-existence or non-validity of lamps in the back or sides of trailer 150      
71 Driving a vehicle causing noise 100      
72 Driving a vehicle causing environment pollution or gasses and vapors containing excess compounds 300      
73 Making fundamental changes in vehicle motor, chase or color without License 400      
74 Non-inspecting the vehicle after performing any fundamental change in motor or body 100      
75 Parking in a no-parking place 150      
76 Non-assuring vehicle stability when parking 150      
77 Leaving vehicle on the road while motor is working 100      
78 Parking the vehicle on the left side of the road in no-parking places 150      
79 Vehicles parking in front of fire nozzles and places dedicated for handicapped or ambulance 100      
80 Misusing situations 100      
81 Parking vehicles on pavements 150      
82 Parking behind vehicles hindering movement 150      
83 Writing or putting naughty posters on the car 100      
84 Teaching driving in an educational vehicle without educational plate 100      
85 Non-putting fees tariff stated in public buses and cabs or non-presenting when requested 150      
86 Non-fixing reflecting posters in the back of vans and transport cars 100      
87 Non-writing van load on sides 100      
88 Non-exposing what refers to licensed excess load 100      
89 Non-fixing cab sign in dedicated places 100      
90 Non-complying with stated color for cabs or training 100      
91 Cabs to which stations are dedicated to transport passengers stopping in places not permitted 100      
92 Refusal to take passengers in cabs 100      
93 Non-complying with loading or unloading system in stations (if any) 100      
94 Opening left door of cabs 100      
95 Gathering passengers by calling in presence of signs 50      
96 Non-committal to decided tariff 100      
97 Transporting excess passengers 50      
98 Not-cleaning cabs and buses from inside and outside or smoking therein 100      
99 Non-wearing described uniforms for cabs drivers or non care 100      
100 Non-lifting exhaust device in vans 200      
101 Non-covering load in vans 100      
102 Crossing street from not allowed places for crossing (if any) 50      
103 Non-fastening seat belt while driving 100      

*Not in original list of traffic offences.

1995 fines list notes

UAE traffic law amendments and proposals

Note that approval by the UAE Federal Traffic Council does not mean a new law is in effect. The amendments still have to go to the UAE Federal Cabinet and/or the UAE Ministry of Interior before becoming law. Time frame for proposed changes could be months, years, or never.

White points system in the UAE

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