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Driving in Dubai can be challenging for those who are not used to driving in large, busy roads. It is important to stay calm and safe behind the wheel and make sure you follow traffic rules to avoid accidents and paying a hefty amount of traffic fines in Dubai.
Dubai Traffic Fines & Violations
Below is a list of Dubai Traffic Fines according to the UAE Unified Federal Traffic Law.
|Description||Fine Amount (AED)||Black Points||Vehicle Confiscation|
|Driving dangerously (racing)||2000||12||30 Days|
|Driving under the influence of alcohol, drugs or similar substances||Decided by court||24||60 Days|
|Driving a vehicle without number plates||1000||24||60 Days|
|Causing death of others||Decided by court||12||30 Days|
|Not stopping after causing an accident that resulted in injuries||Decided by court||24||60 Days|
|Reckless driving||2000||12||30 Days|
|Exceeding maximum speed limit by more than 60km/h||1000||12||30 Days|
|Driving in a way that is dangerous to the public||1000||12||30 Days|
|Jumping a red light||800||8||15 Days|
|Running away from a traffic policeman||800||12||30 Days|
|Dangerous overtaking by trucks||800||24||60 Days|
|Causing a car to overturn||Decided by court||8||–|
|Causing serious injuries||Decided by court||8||–|
|Exceeding maximum speed limit by not more than 60km/h||900||6||–|
|Exceeding maximum speed limit by not more than 50km/h||800||–||–|
|Overtaking on the hard shoulder||600||6||–|
|Entering road dangerously||600||6||–|
|Causing moderate injury||Decided by court||6||–|
|Heavy vehicle lane discipline||600||6||–|
|Overtaking from a prohibited place||600||6||–|
|Causing serious damage to a vehicle||Decided by court||6||–|
|Exceeding maximum speed limit by not more than 40km/h||700||–||–|
|Parking in fire hydrant places, spaces allocated for people with special needs and ambulance parking||1000||4||–|
|Exceeding maximum speed limit by not more than 30km/h||600||–||–|
|Driving against traffic||400||4||–|
|Allowing children under 10 years old to sit in the front seat of a vehicle||400||4||–|
|Failure to fasten seat belt while driving||400||4||–|
|Failure to leave a safe distance||400||4||–|
|Failure to follow the directions of a traffic policeman||400||–||–|
|Exceeding maximum speed limit by not more than 20km/h||500||–||–|
|Entering a road without ensuring that it is clear||400||4||–|
|Exceeding permitted level of car window tinting||500||–||30 Days|
|Not giving way to emergency, police and public service vehicles or official convoys||500||4||–|
|Driving a heavy vehicle that does not comply with safety and security conditions||500||–||30 Days|
|Failure to stop after causing an accident||500||–||–|
|Driving a noisy vehicle||500||–||30 Days|
|Allowing others to drive a vehicle for which they are unlicensed||500||–||–|
|Loading a heavy vehicle in a way that may pose danger to others or to the road||500||6||7 Days|
|Overload or protruding load from a heavy vehicle without permission||500||6||7 Days|
|Driving a vehicle that causes pollution||500||–||–|
|Stopping on the road for no reason||500||4||–|
|Stopping on a yellow box||500||–||–|
|Not giving pedestrians way on pedestrian crossings||500||6||–|
|Failure to abide by traffic signs and directions||500||–||–|
|Throwing waste from vehicles onto roads||500||4||–|
|Refusing to give traffic police name and address when required||500||–||–|
|Stopping vehicle on the left side of the road in prohibited places||500||–||–|
|Stopping vehicle on pedestrian crossing||500||–||–|
|Teaching driving in a training vehicle that does not bear a learning sign||500||–||–|
|Teaching driving in a non-training vehicle without permission from licensing authority||500||–||–|
|Placing marks on the road that may damage the road or block traffic||500||–||–|
|Operating industrial, construction and mechanical vehicles and tractors without permission from licensing authority||500||–||7 Days|
|Modifying vehicle’s engine without permission||400||–||–|
|Modifying vehicle’s chasses without permission||400||–||–|
|Changing vehicle’s color without permission||400||–||–|
|Exceeding maximum speed limit by not more than 10km/h||400||–||–|
|Driving with a driving license issued by a foreign country except in permitted cases||400||–||–|
|Violating the terms of the driving license||300||–||–|
|Parking behind vehicles and blocking their movement||300||–||–|
|Towing a vehicle or a boat with an unprepared vehicle||300||–||–|
|Driving a vehicle that omits gases or fumes with substances exceeding permitted rates||300||–||–|
|Leaving a vehicle on the road with its engine running||300||–||–|
|No lights on the back or sides of trailer container||200||–||–|
|Lights on the back or sides of container not working||200||–||–|
|Taxis, which have designated pickup areas, stopping in undesignated places||200||4||–|
|Vehicle unfit for driving||200||–||7 Days|
|Driving a light vehicle that does not comply with safety and security conditions||200||–||7 Days|
|Not lifting exhaust of trucks||200||–||7 Days|
|Not covering loads of trucks||3000||–||7 Days|
|Using vehicle for purposes other than designated||200||4||7 Days|
|Heavy vehicle prohibited entry||200||4||7 Days|
|Violating loading or unloading regulations in parking||200||4||7 Days|
|Carrying and transporting passengers illegally||200||4||7 Days|
|Writing phrases or placing stickers on vehicle without permission||200||–||–|
|Not taking road safety measures during vehicle breakdowns||200||–||–|
|Turning at undesignated points||200||4||–|
|Turning the wrong way||200||4||–|
|Loading a light vehicle in a way that may pose a danger to others or to the road||200||3||7 Days|
|Overload or protruding load on light vehicles without permission||200||3||7 Days|
|Stopping vehicle without keeping the distance specified by the law from a curve or junction||200||–||–|
|Transporting passengers by vehicle undesignated for this purpose||200||4||–|
|Driving a taxi without required license||200||4||–|
|Carrying passengers in driving training vehicle||200||4||–|
|Driving a taxi with an expired warranty||200||–||–|
|Taxi refusing to carry passengers||200||4||–|
|Falling or leaking load||3000||12||30 Days|
|Not securing vehicle while parked||200||–||–|
|Parking in prohibited places||200||2||–|
|Parking in loading and offloading areas without need||200||–||–|
|Parking on road shoulder except in cases of emergency||200||–||–|
|Using multi-colored lights||200||–||–|
|Not wearing helmet while driving motorbike||200||4||–|
|Exceeding passenger limit||200||3||–|
|Driving with tires in poor condition||200||–||7 Days|
|Driving with an expired driving license||200||3||–|
|Not renewing vehicle registration after expiry||400||–||–|
|Driving unlicensed vehicle||200||–||7 Days|
|Violation of laws of using commercial number plates||200||–||–|
|Not fixing number plates in designated places||200||2||–|
|Driving with one number plate||200||2||–|
|Driving at night or in foggy weather without lights||200||4||–|
|Using not matching number plates for trailer and container||200||–||–|
|Not fixing reflective stickers at the back of trucks and heavy vehicles||200||–||–|
|Not using indicators when changing direction or turning||200||3||–|
|Not giving way for vehicles to pass on the left||200||–||–|
|Not giving way to vehicles coming from the left where required||200||–||–|
|Stopping a vehicle in a way that may pose danger or block traffic||200||3||–|
|Failure to have vehicle examined after carrying out major modification to engine or body||200||–||7 Days|
|Using training vehicles outside of timings specified by licensing authority||200||–||–|
|Using training vehicles in places not designated by licensing authority||200||–||–|
|Overtaking from the right||200||4||–|
|Overtaking in a wrong way||200||3||–|
|Driving an unlicensed vehicle||200||–||7 Days|
|Abuse of parking space||200||3||–|
|Number plates with unclear numbers||200||3||–|
|Light vehicle lane discipline||200||2||–|
|Parking vehicles on pavement||200||3||–|
|Not showing vehicle registration card when required||200||–||–|
|Not showing driving license when required||200||–||–|
|Not fixing taxi sign where required||200||–||–|
|Not fixing a sign indicating licensed overload||200||3||–|
|Using interior lights for no reason while driving||100||–||–|
|Failure to abide by specified color for taxis or training cars||200||–||–|
|Failure to display tariff of buses or taxis or not showing them when required||200||–||–|
|Using horn in prohibited areas||200||2||–|
|Driving below minimum speed limit||200||–||–|
|Failure to keep taxis and buses clean inside and outside||200||–||–|
|Smoking inside taxis and buses||200||–||–|
|Using hand-held mobile phone while driving||200||4||–|
|Not abiding by taxi drivers obligatory uniform or not keeping it in good condition||100||–||–|
|Calling on passengers in the presence of signs||100||–||–|
|Not displaying truck’s load on both sides||100||–||–|
|Not carrying driving license while driving||100||–||–|
|Not carrying vehicle registration card while driving||100||–||–|
|Driving without spectacles or contact lenses||100||–||–|
|Not using interior light in buses at night||100||–||–|
|Broken indicator lights||100||2||–|
|Using horn in a disturbing way||100||2||–|
|Having no red light at the back of vehicle||100||–||–|
|Opening left door of taxi||100||3||–|
|Pedestrians crossing from undesignated places (If any existed)||200||–||–|
*For up-to-date information, please visit the Roads & Transport Authority (RTA) website or contact 800-90-90
How to Pay for Traffic Fines
Caught a traffic violation? You can search to find out whether there are any Dubai police fines registered to your vehicle through the RTA website.
In order to view your fine, you will be asked to provide either of the following:
Dubai Driving Tips
Apart from familiarizing yourself with laws, here are some handy driving tips you should consider when out on the road.
1. A driver without a valid UAE driver’s license cannot be allowed to drive any car.
2. Check with www.dubai.ae for full details if driving license in your home country is transferrable to UAE license.
3. Driving on the beach is not allowed.
4. Hand gestures may be misinterpreted.
5. Electronics or food in the car can’t survive the hot climate. Do not leave them inside your car.
6. Eating and drinking is not allowed.
7. Animals or children should not be left inside the car.
8. It is illegal to use mobile phone when driving.
9. Driving through a red flashing light is not allowed.
10. Car windows can be tinted up to 30% meaning up to 70% light transparent
11. If you want to drive along Sheikh Zayed Road, you will need a Salik card
12. The police often checks on violations and parks their cars in discreet areas.
13. There are a lot of speed cameras on the side and centre of many
14. Dial 999 or 112 for any emergency.
15. Your UAE residency visa is needed to exchange your UAE driving license.
16. You have to be 18 years old and above to obtain a driving license.
17. Not all Dubai drivers use indicators. It is best to always be alert and vigilant while driving.
18. Hazard lights are used to alert other drivers they are slowing down.
19. Dense fog during winter months can cause danger. Hazard lights instead of fog lights are used by most drivers.
20. General speed limits are 40km for small streets, 60km – 80km on main roads, and 100km – 120km on highways.
21. Traffic lights in Dubai mean different compared to other countries.
22. You will find many roundabouts in Dubai. Stay in the left lane when turning left.
23. Roads change on a regular basis. Thus, GPS – Satellite navigation systems are not always reliable.
24. It’s hard to miss an exit especially when driving in the Sheikh Zayed Road. You will have to re-route and drive to the next interchange.
SEE ALSO: Driving Schools in Dubai
FAQS about Dubai Traffic Fines & Violations
1. I want to know how many traffic violations I have. How do I view them?
First, you need to log in to “Inquiry and Payment of Traffic Fines” service. You will have the option to print a list of your violations. The same list will also be emailed to you.
2. Is there a fee to get a list of all violations?
If you submit this request through a service, there will be no charge. However, there is a fee of 5 AED if this is requested from service locations.
3. How can I pay fines through Internet or Smartphone?
For payment assistance, you can call 901.
4. I want to get a radar snapshot, where should I go?
You can request it from the General Department of Traffic, Violation Section where you have to pay a fee of 30 AED.
5. How can I dispute traffic fines?
The e-SERVICE (Request for Modifying of Traffic Violations) is responsible for traffic fines dispute. You can also visit Deira or Bur Dubai Traffic Department to dispute traffic fines.
For assistance, it is advised to call 901 for checking the transaction details. You will be asked to provide Driving License number, Vehicle Plate number, or TC (Traffic File) number.
6. Are black points calculated from the violation date or from the payment date?
Black points are calculated from the date of payment of violation and recorded to the licence.
7. Where can I dispute a violation?
You can dispute a violation at the police station, where they issued the ticket; or through Traffic Prosecution Office in Deira.
8. How can I change my registration data?
You must log in to your account and select “User Data”. From there, you can make changes in your account.
9. I want to change the colour of my vehicle, how do I proceed?
You will be asked to bring the car to General Department of Criminal Investigation (Division of Vehicle Tracking) to be tested and must present the proof of vehicle ownership.
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