Fines for these offences have more than doubled in Dubai
Ensuring safety on the road is the mutual responsibility of the drives, pedestrians as well as the governing authorities in the country and its cities.
Khaleej Times had launched a 'safe driving' campaign in January this year. The series provided an overview of road safety issues in the UAE and how that one moment of distraction could prove fatal.
However, ensuring safety comes with a set of penalisation mechanisms in the form of fines that keep motorists and the residents in check.
Some of these fines have been almost or more than doubled in Dubai in the last couple of years. Below is the list of the same.
|Offence||Fine amount (2017)||Fine amount (2019)|
|Driving a vehicle without number plates||Dh1,000||Dh3,000|
|Jumping a red signal by heavy vehicles||Dh800||Dh3,000|
|Heavy vehicle not abiding by lane discipline.||Dh600||Dh1,500|
|Exceeding maximum speed limit by not more than 60km/hr||Dh900||Dh1,500|
|Exceeding maximum speed limit by not more than 50km/hr||Dh800||Dh1,000|
|Driving against traffic||Dh400||Dh600|
|Not giving way to emergency, police and public service vehicles or official convoys||Dh500||Dh1,000|
|Exceeding permitted level of tinting.||Dh500||Dh1,500|
|Driving a noisy vehicle||Dh500||Dh2,000|
|Driving a vehicle that causes pollution||Dh500||Dh1,000|
|Driving with a driving license issued by a foreign country except in permitted cases||Dh400||Dh1,000|
|Driving a vehicle with an expired driving license||Dh200||Dh500|
|Driving a vehicle with one number plate||Dh200||Dh400|
|Failure to use indicators when changing direction or turning||Dh200||Dh400|
|Pedestrians crossing from undesignated places||Dh200||Dh400|
|Taxis which have designated pickup areas stopping in undesignated ones||Dh200||Dh500|
|Exceeding passenger limit by a passenger transport vehicle||Dh200||Dh500|
Full list of Dubai traffic fines can be checked here
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