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UAE Traffic Law & Fines


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Ministry of Interior

Abu Dhabi Police GHQ                                                                                                                   www.adpolice.gov.ae

General Directorate of Central Operations


Traffic and Patrols Directorate



Ministerial Resolution No. (178) for the year 2017 on Rules and Procedures of Traffic Control


Item

Violation

Fine in

Black

Vehicle

Driving



AED

traffic

Retention

License Block




Points

period/ day



                   Speed Violation




28

Driving a vehicle below the minimum speed

400

-

-

-


limit set for the road, if any





34

Exceeding the maximum speed limit by more

3000

23

60 days for

-


than 80 km/hour



light






vehicles


35

Exceeding the maximum speed limit by more

2000

12

30 days for

-


than 60 km/hour



light






vehicles


36

Exceeding the maximum speed limit by no

1500

6

15 days for

-


more than 60 km/hour



light






vehicles


37

Exceeding the maximum speed limit by no

1000

-

-

-


more than 50 km/hour





38

Exceeding the maximum speed limit by no

700

-

-

-


more than 40 km/hour





39

Exceeding the maximum speed limit by no

600

-

-

-


more than 30 km/hour





40

Exceeding the maximum speed limit by no

300

-

-

-


more than 20 km/hour






                     Plates Violations




4

Driving a vehicle without plates

3000

23

90 days for






light






vehicles


27

a.  Driving a vehicle with one single plate

400

-

-

-


b.  Un-clarity of the vehicle plate







103

Violating the rules of using the commercial

500


7 days



plate numbers








The violations for Jeopardizing Road Users




1

       a.  Driving  a  vehicle  in  a  way  that

2000

23

60 days for

-



jeopardizes the driver or others’ lives or



light




their safety or security



vehicle


            

       b. Driving a vehicle in a way that may







cause damage to the public and private







facilities





 2

      Driving under the influence of Alcohol

Decided

23

60 days for

-




by


light





court


vehicles



3

       Driving under the influence of drugs or brain        affecting substances or any other similar              items

Decided

-

60 days for

License to be



by


light

suspended




court


vehicles

for one year







from the







date of







punishment







completion

5

a.

Driving a heavy vehicle in a way that

3000

-

-

License to be



jeopardizes his or other people’s lives




suspended



or their safety or security




for one year


b.

Driving a heavy vehicle in a way that




starting from



may cause damages to public or private




the day of



Facilities.




license







withdrawal

6

      Heavy vehicles that cross the red light

3000

-

-

License to be







suspended







for one year







starting from







the day of







license







withdrawal

7

The heavy vehicle driver causing any accident that result in his or any other vehicle overturn

3000

-

-

License to be






suspended







for one year







starting from







the day of







license












withdrawal

19

a.

Driving the vehicle against the traffic


600


4


7 days for

-



direction







light





1000


8




b.

Entering the vehicle into a prohibited







vehicles




area









29

Sudden deviation of the vehicle


1000


4



-

30

Reversing in a dangerous way


500


4



-

33

a.  Crossing red light for light vehicles


1000


12


30 days

-


b.  Crossing red light for motorcycles









43

Entering a road in a dangerous way


600


6


-

-

46

Causing someone’s death


Decided


23


60 days for

-





by





light






court





vehicles


47

Causing a serious accident or injuries


Decided


23


30 days for

-





by





light






court





vehicles


48

Non-stop when causing a small accident


500 for



8 for


7 days for

-





light



light


light






vehicles



vehicles


vehicles

















1000



16 for








for



heavy








heavy



vehicle








vehicle
















52

Failure to leave safe distance when driving


400


4


-

-


behind other vehicles









53

Entering the road without ensuring a clear way


400


4


-

-

70

Non-compliance of vehicles drivers with the


500


-


-

-


traffic signs and directions









72

Putting signs on the road that may cause


500


-


-

-


damage to it or may block the traffic









74

Rubber neck (crowding) at the scenes of traffic


1000


-


-

-


accidents









80

Failure  to  take  the  necessary  road  safety


500


-


-

-


measures upon the vehicle breakdown









81

a.

In case of not wearing the helmet by


500


4


-

-



the driver when driving a motorcycle














-





b.  In case of not wearing the helmet by











the  passenger  while  being  on  a motorcycle

        


  

















83

Failure to use signal light when changing the


400


-





-




-



vehicle direction or making turns

















86

Non-compliance with the traffic compulsory


400


-





-




-



lane for light vehicles

















92

Using a leisure bike with three or more wheels


3000


-





90 days


-



on the road

















98

Causing disturbance to traffic in any way not


500


-





-




-



set forth in this schedule

















99

a.  Making U turn from undesignated areas


500


4





-




-



b.  Making wrong turn with the vehicle

















104

a.  Driving at night without lights


500


4





-




-



b.  Driving in foggy weather without lights


















c.  Driving in foggy weather in violation of


















the competent authority’s instructions


































Trucks and heavy vehicles violations








8

Non-compliance  of  heavy  vehicle  with  the


1500






12



-



-


traffic compulsory lane

















10

Heavy   vehicle   overtaking   or   entering


1000






4



-



-


prohibited roads or areas

















12

Not placing reflective stickers on the backside



500






-



-



-


of trucks and transport vehicles

















14

Not lifting the exhaust pipe of trucks



1500






-



-



-

18

Driving heavy vehicles not complying with the



2000






6



-



-


safety and security measures


















violations related to non-compliance with traffic policeman instructions



41

Not following the  instructions  of the traffic


400






4



-



-


policeman
















45

Running away from the traffic policeman



800 for





12 for

30 days for

-







light





light

light









vehicles





vehicles

vehicle

























1000 for



16 for











heavy





heavy











vehicles





vehicles

























Violationis related to Driving license








23

Driving with a driving license issued by a foreign


400






-



-



-


country except in permitted cases

















24

Driving a vehicle with a driving license other that

400


12


-



-


the granted one









25

a.  Driving a vehicle with expired driving

500


4


7 days for


-


license





light




b.  Driving  a  vehicle  with  an  expired





vehicles




registration
















7 days if










registration









expired










more than









3 months










ago



106

a.  Not carrying the vehicle registration card

400


-


-



-


b.  Not carrying the driving license










Failure to hand over a driving license when the

1000


-


-



-


maximum black points are accrued in the first










traffic violation









111

Failure to hand over a driving license when the

2000


-


-



-


maximum black points are accrued in the second










traffic violation









112

Failure to hand over a driving license when the

3000


-


-



-


maximum black points are accrued in the third










traffic violation




















Wrong parking and overtaking







17

overtaking from a prohibited place by trucks


3000


-


-


Suspension


drivers








of DL for 1










years from










the date of










withdrawal

31

Wrong overtaking


600


6


-


-

42

Overtaking from the road shoulder


1000


6


-


-

44

Overtaking from a prohibited place


600


-


-


-

55

a.  Parking in front of fire hydrant places


1000


6


-


-


b.  Parking in the spaces allocated for











people with special needs










56

Stopping in the middle of the road without a


1000


6


-


-


justified reason










57

Stopping in the yellow box junction


500


-


-


-

 


Stopping the vehicle in in prohibited areas on

1000


-

-

-


the left road shoulder in public roads






59

Stopping  the  vehicle  on  the  pedestrian

500


-

-

-


crossings






60

Park  behind  vehicles  and  blocking  their

500


-

-

-


movement






61

Stopping  in  undesignated  places  by  Taxis

500


4

-

-


which have designated pick up areas.






62

Stopping the vehicle without keeping the safe

500


-

-

-


distance specified by the law from a curve or







junction or turns






63

Parking without securing the vehicle

500


-

-

-

64

Improper Parking

500


-

-

-

65

a.  Stopping a vehicle in a way that expose

400


-

-

-


danger on pedestrians







b.  Stopping a vehicle in a way that blocks







the pedestrians movement






66

Parking vehicles on the pavements

400



-

-


Vehicles registeration and traffic permits violations



13

Operating   industrial,   construction   and

1500


-

-

-


mechanical  vehicles  and  tractors  without







permission from the competent authority






22

a.  Driving a vehicle without insurance

500


4

7 days

-


b.  Driving unlicensed vehicle from the







traffic department






75

Using vehicles for purposes other than the

300


4

-

-


designated ones.






76

Using the vehicle in carrying and transporting

3000


24

30 days

-


passengers without permission






77

Using the vehicle in carrying inflammable or

3000


24

60 days

-


hazardous materials without permission






94

Using  the  vehicles  in  marches  without

500


4

15 days

-


permission or in unauthorized situations.




for the







light







vehicle



Buses violations and the STOP sign




90

School bus driver failing to activate the stop

500


6

-

-


sign or in case of non-compliance with traffic







instructions






 

91

The driver fails to stop when the school bus

1000

 

10

-

-




driver activates the stop sign










93

Driving on lanes designated for buses or taxis

400


-

-

-




in other than the authorized situations.
























Violations related to Pedestrians and priority







54

Not  giving  way  or  priority  to  emergency


1000


6

-


-




vehicles, ambulances, police cars or official












conveys











69

Not  giving  priority  to  pedestrians  in


500


6

-


-




pedestrians’ crossings











84

Not giving priority to vehicles coming from the


400


-

-


-




back or the left side of the road











89

Pedestrian’s failure to abide by signals or


400


-

-


-




crossing from the undesignated areas













Horn violations








105

a.

Using the horn or the vehicle radio in a


400


4

-


-





disturbing way












b.

Driving the vehicle in residential areas













or around the educational institutions













or the hospitals in way that endangers













others













Violations inside the vehicle








32

a.

Using mobile while driving


800


4

-


-




b.

Being distracted by anything while driving











49

Allowing children under 10 years old or shorter


400


-

-


-




than 145 cm to sit in the front seat of a vehicle.











50

Not fixing child seats for children under 4 years old


400


-

-


-




in the vehicle.











51

a.

Not fastening the seat belt of the driver


400


4

-


-




b.

Not fastening the seat belt for all the
























passengers




-





















Violations in the vehicle installations








26

a.

Driving a vehicle that do not comply


500


-

-


-





with the security and safety measures












b.

Driving a vehicle that is unfit for driving











67

Writing phrases or placing stickers on vehicle


500


-

-


-




without permission.











68

a.

Exceeding the permitted percentage of


1500


-

-


-






vehicle’s tenting









b.

Tenting unpermitted vehicle






73

Modifying the vehicle’s engine or the Chassis

1000

12

30 days

-


without permission








82

Driving with expired tyres



500

4

7 days

-

85

a.

Not examining the vehicle after making

400

-

-

-




core adjustments on its engine







b.  Not examining the vehicle after making








core adjustments on its body






87

If the lights of the vehicle are not working

400

6

-

-

88

a.


In case the changing lane light signs

400

2

-

-




are not working









b.  The rear sign lights of the vehicle are








not working








95

Changing vehicle’s color without permission

800

-

-

-

97

a.

The  rear

or  side

lights  of

trailer

500

4

-

-




container are broken








b.  The absence of back and sidelights of








trailer container














Load Violations




9

a.


Loading the heavy vehicles in a way

2000

6

-

-




that endangers others







b.  Loading the heavy vehicles in a way








that damages the roads






15

If the loads of the trucks are not covered

3000

-

-

-

16

Not complying of loading and unloading in the

1000

4

-

-


designated areas









96

a.

Trailing  a

boat

or

carriage

without

1000

-

-

-




permission










b.  Trailing a boat

or a

carriage

without








fulfilling safety and security conditions












100

a.

Loading the light vehicle in a way that

500

4

-

-




endangers others








b.  Loading the light vehicle in a way that








endangers the road







101

Overloading or unframed loadings in the light

500

4

-

-


vehicles















Transport vehicles Violations





78

Transport   passengers   in   vehicle   not

1000

4

-

-


designated for





79

Overloading a transport vehicle

500

4

7 days

-


Training vehicles Violations




107

Using training vehicles in timings other than

400

-

-

-


specified  by  licensing  authority  or  in






undesignated areas





108

a.  Provide training on a training vehicle

500

-

-

-


that is not labeled as training vehicle






b.  Provide training in a vehicle that is






designated  for  training without  the






competent authority permission






c.  Training on driving without permission





109

Not holding training permit while training

300

-

-

-


Environment Violations




11

Load  leakage  or  spelling  from  the  heavy

3000

12

-

-


vehicles





20

Driving a noisy vehicle

2000

12

-

-

21

Driving a vehicle that causes pollution

1000

6

-

-

71

Throwing wastes from vehicles onto the roads

1000

6

-

-

102

Leak or falling of parts of the loads from a light

500

-

-

-


vehicle.






 


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