Higher UAE traffic fines from 1st July

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On July 1, the UAE introduces new and much higher traffic fines that will likely hit motorists hard if they contravene them.

New cost of traffic fines

Driving under the influence of drugs or similar substances: Decided by court, 23 black points and confiscation 60 days

Driving under the influence of alcohol: Decided by court, 23 black points and confiscation 90 days

Driving a vehicle without number plates: Dh3,000, 23 black points, confiscation 90 days

Jumping a red light: Dh1,000, 12 black points, confiscation 30 days

Drivers distracted by mobile phones: Dh800, four black points

Carrying and transporting passengers illegally: Dh3,000, 24 black points

Driving dangerously: Dh2,000, confiscation 60 days

Driving a noisy vehicle: Dh2,000, six black points

Exceeding permitted level of 50 per cent car window tinting: Dh1,500

Not renewing vehicle registration after expiry: Dh500, confiscation seven days (if it has been expired for over three months)

Allowing children under 10 years old or shorter than 145cm to sit in the front seat of a vehicle: Dh400, four black points

Failure to fasten seat belt while driving Dh400, four black points

Speeding over limit:

80km/h: Dh3,000, 23 black points, confiscation 60 days

60km/h: Dh2,000, 12 black points, confiscation 30 days

 

Speed limit not more than

60km/h: Dh1,500, six black points, confiscation 15 days

50km/h: Dh1,000

40km/h: Dh700

30km/h: Dh600

20km/h: Dh300

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