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Punishment for those who Violate the Road law in Dubai

Dubai is known for its strict traffic laws, with overspeeding one of the most common violations by drivers. Speeding fines in Dubai range from AED 300 to AED 3,000 depending on how much you exceed the speed limit.

Dubai has many tourists places. Although there are good roads and many expensive cars, most drivers obey traffic rules and avoid accidents. Additionally, UAE authorities monitor compliance with the law, installing cameras and monitors throughout the city.

The most common crime among tourists in Dubai is speeding. Although there are many sports cars, the city still has a speed limit that applies to drivers of all vehicles.

Unlike the capital, drivers in Dubai will not be fined for speeding 20 km/h over the speed limit in Abu Dhabi, even if the speed exceeds 1 km/h. Fines for speeding violations range from AED 600 to AED 1,500 (exceeding the limit by 30 km/h to 60 km/h). Exceeding the 60 km/h speed limit will result in vehicle fines and fines and driver's license confiscation. For more information about speeding violations, see the separate section on penalties.

In Dubai, the following offences are punishable by a fine:

  • Driving without wearing a seatbelt: A traffic fine of AED 400 and 4 black points
  • Throwing garbage out of the car: A fine of AED 1,000 and 6 black points
  • Driving a vehicle that pollutes the environment: A fine of AED 1,000 and 6 black points
  • Driving a noisy vehicle: A fine of AED 2,000 and 12 black points Allowing a child to sit in the front seat: A fine of AED 1,000 (Children under 10 years of age are required to sit in the back seat, and toddlers under 4 years of age must be seated in a child seat) Using a phone while driving: A fine of AED 800 and 4 black points
  • Jaywalking: A traffic fine of AED 400
  • Driving with old/expired tires: A traffic fine of AED 500, 4 black points, and vehicle impounding for 7 days
  • Driving without proper car registration or insurance: A traffic fine of AED 500, 5 black points, and vehicle confiscation for 7 days
  • Driving without lights on during foggy weather or night hours: A traffic fine of AED 500 and 4 black points Rashly reversing your vehicle: A traffic fine of AED 500 and 4 black points
  • Riding a motorcycle without a helmet: A fine of AED 500 and 4 black points (Both the driver and passenger are subject to fines if they don’t wear a helmet)
  • Parking a vehicle on pedestrian crossings: A traffic fine of AED 500

Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs is one of the most serious crimes in Dubai. Driving under the influence of drugs will result in vehicle impoundment for 60 days and driver's licence suspension for 1 year. For alcoholic beverages, the vehicle will be impounded for 90 days and the fine will be determined by the court and can reach Dh30,000. Additionally, these crimes carry the risk of 3 years in prison.

  1. Running Red Lights: Running a red light or disobeying traffic signals can result in fines and black points on the driver's record.
  2. Seat Belt Violations: Failure to wear a seat belt or ensuring passengers wear seat belts can lead to fines.
  3. Illegal Parking: Parking in restricted areas or blocking traffic can result in fines and towing of the vehicle
  4. Driving without a License or with an Expired License: Driving without a valid license or with an expired license can lead to fines and vehicle impoundment.
  5. Driving Unregistered or Uninsured Vehicles: Operating a vehicle without proper registration or insurance can result in fines and impoundment.

Dubai's traffic authorities use a points system where drivers accumulate points for each violation. Accruing a certain number of points within a specified period can lead to license suspension or even revocation.