Traffic Fines You Should Know In The UAE
What are the most common traffic fines that you should know in the UAE?
Driving is a challenge, especially to those who drive in busy roads. However, there are drivers who are not used to drive on busy roads and there are those who are beginners in driving. That is why driving is always a big challenge. All drivers should know about the traffic rules if they want to ensure avoiding paying enormous fines. There are different rules all drivers should put in mind which are:
- Using the mobile while driving
This could be one of the most common traffic offenses on Dubai roads. Using the mobile might decrease your attention while driving and that leads to a dangerous accident. However, you can stop aside and make the call you want to do and then continue driving.
- Crossing at the red light
Many drivers cross the red light while they are driving fast or if they just do not to respect the driving rules. This happened also by heavy vehicles. If the drivers of the heavy vehicle crossed the red light, then he has to pay a fine of 3,000 AED and has to surrender his license to the RTA for a year. Nevertheless, for the light vehicle, the fine is 1,000 AED and 12 black points along with vehicle retention for 30 days. On the other hand, two-wheeler vehicles' fine is 1,000 AED and 12 black points with 31 days of car retention.
- Not stopping after causing a minor accident
You should stop after causing an accident and better not to speed away because no matter how small your vehicle is, you will have to pay the fine. If your vehicle was light, you will have to pay 500 AED with 7 days of retention, but if it is a heavy one then you will have to pay 1000 AED.
- Driving under the influence of alcohol
This is a very dangerous issue. The police can seize the vehicle for 60 days. That is why the fine will be decided by the court.
- Causing the death of a person on the road
In this serious case, the police retain the vehicle for 6o days and the court will decide the amount of the fine. The driver will get 23 black points for such an offense.
- Exceeding the speed limit by more than 80 km/h
When you travel by car you tend to use high speed and it is allowed, but of course, there is a speed limit. The traffic fine for exceeding the maximum speed limit by more than 80 km/h is 3,000 AED including retaining the vehicle for 30 days with 23 black points for the driver
- Carrying passengers in the vehicle without permission
You will get 24 black points, retention of the vehicle for 30 days, and you will have to pay 3,000 AED if you carried a passenger in the vehicle without requisite permission.
- Driving a vehicle without a valid registration
You will have to pay a fine of 500 AED, have four black points and your vehicle will be retained for 7 days if you are driving with an expired registration that has lapsed more than 3 months ago.
- Alteration of the vehicle engine
You will get 12 black points, pay 1,000 AED and 30 days vehicle retention if you did any modification to the engine of a vehicle without authorized permissions.
- Fleeing away from the traffic cops
The police will retain your vehicle for 3o days if you did this serious offense. If yours is a light vehicle, you will have to pay 800 AED. On the other hand, if it is a heavy vehicle, you will have to pay 1,000 AED.
The previous tips and warnings are very important to be aware of, because if you avoid them, then you are prioritizing you and your family safe as well as the other drivers' safety on the road. It is good to be aware of common offenses before you go and start driving.
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