UAE | Traffic and Transport

Traffic violations, fines and black points

A black point system for traffic offences is to be implemented across all the emirates starting March 1, senior Ministry of Interior officials.

  • Gulf News
  • Published: 00:31 March 4, 2008
  • Gulf News

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  • On March 1, the new Unified Federal Traffic Law comes into effect putting in place hefty penalties for serious traffic offences.

Click here for the list of violations, fines and black points (pdf)

List of black points for traffic offences in the UAE.

Violations, fines and black points  
No.
Violation
Fine
Black points
In presence/ In absentia
Days*
1
Driving dangerously (racing)
2000
12
Both
30
2
Driving under the influence of alcohol, drugs or similar substances
Decided by court
24
Both
60
3
Driving a vehicle without number plates
1000
24
In presence
60
4
Causing death of others
Decided by court
12
In presence
30
5
Not stopping after causing an accident that resulted in injuries
Decided by court
24
Both
60
6
Reckless driving
2000
12
Both
30
7
Exceeding maximum speed limit by more than 60km/h
1000
12
Both
30
8
Driving in a way that is dangerous to the public
1000
12
Both
30
9
Jumping a red light
800
8
Both
15
10
Running away from a traffic policeman
800
12
Both
30
11
Dangerous overtaking by trucks
800
24
Both
60
12
Causing a car to overturn
Decided by court
8
Both
 
13
Causing serious injuries
Decided by court
8
In presence
 
14
Exceeding maximum speed limit by not more than 60km/h
900
6
Both
 
15
Exceeding maximum speed limit by not more than 50km/h
800
 
Both
 
16
Overtaking on the hard shoulder
600
6
In presence
 
17
Entering road dangerously
600
6
Both
 
18
Causing moderate injury
Decided by court
6
Both
 
19
Heavy vehicle lane discipline
600
6
Both
 
20
Overtaking from a prohibited place
600
6
In presence
 
21
Causing serious damage to a vehicle
Decided by court
6
In presence
 
22
Exceeding maximum speed limit by not more than 40km/h
700
 
Both
 
23
Parking in fire hydrant places, spaces allocated for people with special needs and ambulance parking
1000
4
Both
 
24
Exceeding maximum speed limit by not more than 30km/h
600
 
Both
 
25
Driving against traffic
400
4
In presence
 
26
Allowing children under 10 years old to sit in the front seat of a vehicle
400
4
In presence
 
27
Failure to fasten seat belt while driving
400
4
In presence
 
28
Failure to leave a safe distance
400
4
In presence
 
29
Failure to follow the directions of a traffic policeman
400
4
Both
 
30
Exceeding maximum speed limit by not more than 20km/h
500
 
Both
 
31
Entering a road without ensuring that it is clear
400
4
In presence
 
32
Exceeding permitted level of car window tinting
500
 
In presence
30
33
Not giving way to emergency, police and public service vehicles or official convoys
500
4
Both
 
34
Driving a heavy vehicle that does not comply with safety and security conditions
500
 
In presence
30
35
Failure to stop after causing an accident
500
6
Both
7
36
Driving a noisy vehicle
500
 
Both
30
37
Allowing others to drive a vehicle for which they are unlicensed
500
 
In presence
 
38
Loading a heavy vehicle in a way that may pose danger to others or to the road
500
6
Both
7
39
Overload or protruding load from a heavy vehicle without permission
500
6
Both
7
40
Driving a vehicle that causes pollution
500
 
Both
 
41
Stopping on the road for no reason
500
4
In presence
 
42
Stopping on a yellow box
500
 
Both
 
43
Not giving pedestrians way on pedestrian crossings
500
6
Both
 
44
Failure to abide by traffic signs and directions
500
 
Both
 
45
Throwing waste from vehicles onto roads
500
4
Both
 
46
Refusing to give traffic police name and address when required
500
In presence
 
 
47
Stopping vehicle on the left side of the road in prohibited places
500
Both
 
 
48
Stopping vehicle on pedestrian crossing
500
Both
 
 
49
Teaching driving in a training vehicle that does not bear a learning sign
500
Both
 
 
50
Teaching driving in a non- training vehicle without permission from licensing authority
500
In presence
 
 
51
Placing marks on the road that may damage the road or block traffic
500
Both
 
 
52
Operating industrial, construction and mechanical vehicles and tractors without permission from licensing authority
500
In presence
7
 
53
Modifying vehicle’s engine without permission
400
In presence
 
 
54
Modifying vehicle’s chasses without permission
400
In presence
 
 
55
Changing vehicle’s colour without permission
400
In presence
 
 
56
Exceeding maximum speed limit by not more than 10km/h
400
Both
 
 
57
Driving with a driving license issued by a foreign country except in permitted cases
400
In presence
 
 
58
Violating the terms of the driving license
300
In presence
 
 
59
Parking behind vehicles and blocking their movement
300
Both
 
 
60
Towing a vehicle or a boat with an unprepared vehicle
300
In presence
 
 
61
Driving a vehicle that omits gases or fumes with substances exceeding permitted rates
300
Both
 
 
62
Leaving a vehicle on the road with its engine running
300
Both
 
 
63
No lights on the back or sides of trailer container
200
Both
 
 
64
Lights on the back or sides of container not working
200
Both
 
 
65
Taxis, which have designated pickup areas, stopping in undesignated places
200
4
Both
 
66
Prohibited entry
200
4
Both
 
67
Blocking traffic
200
 
Both
 
68
Vehicle unfit for driving
200
 
Both
7
69
Driving a light vehicle that does not comply with safety and security conditions
200
 
Both
7
70
Not lifting exhaust of trucks
200
 
Both
7
71
Not covering loads of trucks
3000
 
Both
7
72
Using vehicle for purposes other than designated
200
4
In presence
7
73
Heavy vehicle prohibited entry
200
4
Both
7
74
Violating loading or unloading regulations in parking
200
4
In presence
7
75
Carrying and transporting passengers illegally
200
4
In presence
7
76
Writing phrases or placing stickers on vehicle without permission
200
 
Both
 
77
Not taking road safety measures during vehicle breakdowns
200
 
Both
 
78
Turning at undesignated points
200
4
Both
 
79
Turning the wrong way
200
4
Both
 
80
Loading a light vehicle in a way that may pose a danger to others or to the road
200
3
Both
7
81
Overload or protruding load on light vehicles without permission
200
3
In presence
7
82
Stopping vehicle without keeping the distance specified by the law from a curve or junction
200
 
Both
 
83
Transporting passengers by vehicle undesignated for this purpose
200
4
In presence
 
84
Sudden swerve
200
4
In presence
 
85
Driving a taxi without required license
200
4
In presence
 
86
Carrying passengers in driving-training vehicle
200
4
In presence
 
87
Driving a taxi with an expired warranty
200
 
In presence
 
88
Reversing dangerously
200
 
Both
 
89
Taxi refusing to carry passengers
200
4
Both
 
90
Falling or leaking load
3000
12
Both
30
91
Not securing vehicle while parked
200
 
Both
 
92
Parking in prohibited places
200
2
In presence
 
93
Parking in loading and offloading areas without need
200
 
In presence
 
94
Parking on road shoulder except in cases of emergency
200
 
In presence
 
95
Using multi-coloured lights
200
 
Both
 
96
Not wearing helmet while driving motorbike
200
4
Both
 
97
Exceeding passenger limit
200
3
In presence
 
98
Driving with tires in poor condition
200
 
In presence
7
99
Driving with an expired driving license
200
3
In presence
 
100
Not renewing vehicle registration after expiry
400
 
In presence
 
101
Driving unlicensed vehicle
200
 
In presence
7
102
Violation of laws of using commercial number plates
200
 
In presence
 
103
Not fixing number plates in designated places
200
2
In presence
 
104
Driving with one number plate
200
2
In presence
 
105
Driving at night or in foggy weather without lights
200
4
In presence
 
106
Using unmatching number plates for trailer and container
200
 
Both
 
107
Not fixing reflective stickers at the back of trucks and heavy vehicles
200
 
Both
 
108
Not using indicators when changing direction or turning
200
3
In presence
 
109
Not giving way for vehicles to pass on the left
200
 
Both
 
110
Not giving way to vehicles coming from the left where required
200
 
Both
 
111
Stopping a vehicle in a way that may pose danger or block traffic
200
3
Both
 
112
Failure to have vehicle examined after carrying out major modification to engine or body
200
 
In presence
7
113
Using training vehicles outside of timings specified by licensing authority
200
 
In presence
 
114
Using training vehicles in places not designated by licensing authority
200
 
Both
 
115
Overtaking from the right
200
4
Both
 
116
Overtaking in a wrong way
200
3
In presence
 
117
Driving an unlicensed vehicle
200
 
In presence
7
118
Abuse of parking space
200
3
Both
 
119
Number plates with unclear numbers
200
3
Both
 
120
Violating tariff
200
6
Both
 
121
Light vehicle lane discipline
200
2
Both
 
122
Parking vehicles on pavement
200
3
Both
 
123
Not showing vehicle registration card when required
200
 
In presence
 
124
Not showing driving license when required
200
 
In presence
 
125
Not fixing taxi sign where required
200
 
Both
 
126
Not fixing a sign indicating licensed overload
200
3
In presence
 
127
Using interior lights for no reason while driving
100
 
In presence
 
128
Failure to abide by specified colour for taxis or training cars
200
 
In presence
 
129
Failure to display tariff of buses or taxis or not showing them when required
200
 
In presence
 
130
Broken lights
200
6
In presence
 
131
Using horn in prohibited areas
200
2
In presence
 
132
Driving below minimum speed limit
200
 
Both
 
133
Failure to keep taxis and buses clean inside and outside
200
 
In presence
 
134
Smoking inside taxis and buses
200
 
Both
 
135
Using hand-held mobile phone while driving
200
4
In presence
 
136
Not abiding by taxi drivers obligatory uniform or not keeping it in good condition
100
 
In presence
 
137
Calling on passengers in the presence of signs
100
 
Both
 
138
Not displaying truck’s load on both sides
100
 
Both
 
139
Not carrying driving license while driving
100
 
In presence
 
140
Not carrying vehicle registration card while driving
100
 
In presence
 
141
Driving without spectacles or contact lenses
100
 
In presence
 
142
Not using interior light in buses at night
100
 
In presence
 
143
Broken indicator lights
100
2
In presence
 
144
Using horn in a disturbing way
100
2
In presence
 
145
Having no red light at the back of vehicle
100
 
Both
 
146
Opening left door of taxi
100
3
In presence
 
147
Pedestrians crossing from undesignated places (If any existed)
200
 
In presence
 
0
* Vehicle confiscated/Days

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