UAE gets tougher traffic rules, new fines – July 1

Intention is to make UAE roads safer

ABU DHABI 1 July 2017: Below is a list of several new traffic offences – and their accompanying fines, black points and car impound periods, if any – that have been added as per the new law, which comes into effect from today.

The amended executive regulations of this year’s Federal Traffic Law No. 21 will be implemented from 1st July, as per Ministerial Resolutions 177 and 178 (2017) regarding traffic control rules and procedures.

The new additions to the executive regulations include:

  • Drivers and all passengers putting on seat belts. Violating this regulation will incur a fine of Dh400 and a penalty of four traffic points.
  • Motorcycle riders and motorists who ignore traffic lights will be fined Dh1,000 and incur a penalty of 12 points, and their vehicles will be seized for a month.
  • Crowding during accidents will incur a fine of Dh1,000 and a penalty of six traffic points
  • A fine of Dh3,000 and a penalty of 24 traffic points for driving passengers without permission
  • Afine of Dh3,000 and a 90-day vehicle seizure for using three-wheeled motorcycles on the roads
  • The amendment will also oblige drivers to provide child seats for children under the age of four. It will also introduce a fine of Dh400 for drivers who allow children under the age of 10 and below 145 centimetres to sit in the front
  • A Dh50 daily fine for not claiming a vehicle after the end of its seizure period, up to a maximum amount of Dh3,000, as well as other articles related to reckless driving fines
  • The amendment will allow the tinting of car window glass by 50 per cent, with the exception of the front windscreen

Brigadier Ali Khalfan Al Dhaheri, Director-General of Central Operations at Abu Dhabi Police, has called on drivers to follow traffic rules and laws.

He said the amendments are aimed at serving the interests of road users and improve traffic safety, said Wam.

He added that the implementation of these procedures should encourage drivers to follow the rules and promote their exerted efforts, under the framework of the strategic priority of Abu Dhabi Police to make local roads safer.


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By Eudore R. Chand