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Here's a comprehensive list of traffic violations and fines that these will attract following the new law that came into effect in the UAE on July 1, 2017

Violation | Fine | Black Points | Vehicle confiscated / Days

1 | Driving under the influence of alcohol | Maximum fine of Dh20,000 or Jail | 23 | 60

2 | Driving under the influence of drugs or similar substances. | Decided by court | License to be suspended for 1 year from the date of punishment completion | 60

3 | Driving a vehicle without number plates. | Dh3000 | 23 | 90

4 | Driving a heavy vehicle in a way that endangers his or other people’s lives, harms public or private properties, jumping the red light, causing his or another vehicle to overturn | Dh3000 | License to be suspended for 1 year |

5 | Heavy vehicle not abiding by lane discipline. | Dh1500 | 12 |

6 | Driving a heavy vehicle that does not comply with safety and security conditions. | Dh2000 | 6 |

7 | Loading a heavy vehicle in a way that may cause danger to others or to the road. | Dh2000 | 6 |

8 | Entering road dangerously. | Dh600 | 6 |

9 | Causing death of others. | Decided by court | 23 | 60

10 | Not stopping after causing an accident that resulted in injuries with a light vehicle. | Dh500 | 8 | 7

11 | Not stopping after causing an accident that resulted in injuries with a heavy vehicle. | Dh1000 | 16 |

12 | Failure for light vehicle to stop after causing an accident | Dh500 | 8 | 7

13 | Failure for heavy vehicle to stop after causing an accident | Dh1000 | 16 |

15 | Exceeding maximum speed limit by more than 80kph for light vehicles | Dh3000 | 23 | 60

14 | Exceeding maximum speed limit by more than 60kph. | Dh2000 | 12 | 30

25 | Exceeding maximum speed limit by not more than 60kph. | Dh1500 | 6 | 15

26 | Exceeding maximum speed limit by not more than 50kph. | Dh1000 | |

29 | Exceeding maximum speed limit by not more than 40kph. | Dh700 | |

31 | Exceeding maximum speed limit by not more than 30kph. | Dh600 | |

37 | Exceeding maximum speed limit by not more than 20kph. | Dh300 | |

17 | Driving in a way that endangers people | Dh2000 | 23 | 60

18 | Jumping a red light for light vehicles | Dh1000 | 12 | 30

19 | Jumping a red light for motor bikes | Dh800 | 4 | 30

20 | Running away from a traffic policeman in a light vehicle | Dh800 | 12 | 30

21 | Running away from a traffic policeman in a heavy vehicles | Dh1000 | 16 |

22 | Dangerous overtaking by heavy vehicles where it's prohibited | Dh3000 | | 1 year

23 | Causing a car to overturn by heavy vehicles | Dh3000 | 1 year license suspension |

24 | Causing serious injuries. | Decided by court | 23 | 30

27 | Overtaking on the hard shoulder. | Dh1000 | 6 |

28 | Overtaking from a prohibited place. | Dh600 | |

30 | Parking in fire hydrant places, spaces allocated for people with special needs and ambulance parking. | Dh1000 | 6 |

32 | Driving against traffic. | Dh600 | 4 |

33 | Allowing children under 10 years old or shorter 145cm to sit in the front seat of a vehicle. | Dh400 | |

34 | Failure to fasten seat belt while driving for all passengers. | Dh400 | 4 |

35 | Failure to leave a safe distance. | Dh400 | 4 |

36 | Failure to follow the directions of the policeman. | Dh400 | 4 |

38 | Entering a road without ensuring that it is clear. | Dh400 | 4 |

39 | Exceeding permitted level of car window tinting. | Dh1500 | |

40 | Not giving way to emergency, police and public service vehicles or official convoys. | Dh1000 | 6 |

41 | Driving a noisy vehicle. | Dh2000 | 6 |

42 | Allowing others to drive a vehicle for which they are unlicensed. | Dh500 | | 7

43 | Overload or protruding load from a heavy vehicle without permission. | Dh3000 | 12 |

44 | Driving a vehicle that causes pollution. | Dh1000 | 6 |

45 | Stopping on the road for no reason. | Dh1000 | 6 |

46 | Stopping on a yellow box. | Dh500 | |

47 | Not giving pedestrians way on pedestrian crossings. | Dh500 | 6 |

48 | Failure to abide by traffic signs and directions. | Dh500 | |

49 | Throwing waste from vehicles onto roads. | Dh1000 | 6 |

50 | Stopping vehicle on the left side of the road in prohibited places. | Dh1000 | |

51 | Stopping vehicle on pedestrian crossing. | Dh500 | |

52 | Teaching driving in a training vehicle that does not bear a learning sign. | Dh500 | |

53 | Teaching driving in a non training vehicle without permission from licensing authority. | Dh500 | |

54 | Placing marks on the road that may damage the road or block traffic. | Dh500 | |

55 | Operating industrial, construction and mechanical vehicles and tractors without permission | Dh500 | | 7

56 | Modifying vehicle’s engine without permission. | Dh1000 | 12 | 30

57 | Changing vehicle’s color without permission. | Dh800 | |

59 | Driving with a driving license issued by a foreign country except in permitted cases. | Dh400 | |

61 | Parking behind vehicles and blocking their movement. | Dh500 | |

62 | Towing a vehicle or a boat with an unprepared vehicle. | Dh1000 | |

64 | No lights on the back or sides of trailer container. | Dh400 | 2 |

65 | Lights on the back or sides of container not working. | Dh400 | 6 |

66 | Taxis, which have designated pickup areas, stopping in undesignated places. | Dh500 | 4 |

67 | Prohibited entry of heavy vehicles | Dh1000 | 4 |

68 | Blocking traffic | Dh1000 | | 6

69 | Vehicle unfit for driving. | Dh500 | | 7

70 | Driving a light vehicle that does not comply with safety and security conditions. | Dh200 | | 7

71 | Not lifting exhaust of trucks. | Dh1500 | |

72 | Not covering loads of trucks. | Dh3000 | |

74 | Heavy vehicle prohibited entry. | Dh1000 | 4 |

75 | Violating loading or unloading regulations in parking. | Dh1000 | 4 |

76 | Carrying and transporting passengers illegally. | Dh3000 | 24 | 30

77 | Writing phrases or placing stickers on vehicle without permission. | Dh500 | |

78 | Not taking road safety measures during vehicle breakdowns | Dh500 | |

79 | U turn from undesignated areas of incorrectly | Dh500 | 4 |

80 | Loading a light vehicle in a way that may pose a danger to others or to the road. | Dh500 | 4 |

81 | Stopping vehicle without keeping the distance specified by the law from a curve or junction. | Dh500 | |

82 | Transporting passengers by vehicle undesignated for this purpose. | Dh1000 | 4 |

83 | Sudden swerve. | Dh1000 | 4 |

84 | Driving on lanes meant for buses or taxis | Dh400 | |

85 | Driving a taxi without required license. | Dh200 | 4 |

86 | Carrying passengers in driving training vehicle. | Dh200 | 4 |

87 | Driving a taxi with an expired warranty. | Dh200 | |

88 | Reversing dangerously. | Dh400 | 4 |

89 | Taxi refusing to carry passengers. | Dh200 | 4 |

90 | Parking illegally | Dh500 | |

91 | Parking in loading and offloading areas | Dh200 | |

92 | Parking on the left hand shoulder of road in prohibited areas | Dh1000 | |

93 | Parking without securing the car | Dh500 | |

94 | Using multi-coloured lights. | Dh200 | |

95 | Not wearing helmet while driving motorbike. | Dh500 | 4 |

96 | Exceeding passenger limit. | Dh500 | 4 | 7

97 | Expired tyres | Dh500 | 4 | 7

98 | Driving with an expired registration | Dh500 | 4 | 7 (if registration expired more than 3 months ago)

99 | Driving unlicensed vehicle. | Dh5 00 | |

100 | Violation of laws of using commercial number plates. | Dh500 | | 7

101 | Light vehicle dropping or spilling load | Dh500 | |

103 | Driving with one number plate or faded numbers on plate | Dh400 | |

104 | Driving at night or in foggy weather without lights. | Dh500 | 4 |

106 | Not fixing reflective stickers at the back of trucks and heavy vehicles. | Dh500 | |

107 | Not using indicators when changing direction or turning. | Dh400 | |

108 | Not giving way for vehicles to pass on the left. | Dh400 | |

113 | Overtaking dangerously | Dh600 | 6 |

114 | Driving an unlicensed vehicle. | Dh500 | 4 | 7

119 | Parking vehicles on pavement. | Dh400 | |

129 | Driving below minimum speed limit. | Dh400 | |

131 | Using hand-held mobile phone while driving or being distracted in any way | Dh800 | 4 |

138 | Using horn in a disturbing way. | Dh400 | 4 |

140 | Failure to hand over a driving license when the maximum black points are accrued in the first traffic violation | Dh1000 | |

141 | Failure to hand over a driving license when the maximum black points are accrued in the second traffic violation | Dh2000 | |

142 | Failure to hand over a driving license when the maximum black points are accrued in the third traffic violation | Dh3000 | |

143 | Failure to pick up confiscated car once the confiscation period is over | Dh50 a day maximum of Dh3000 | |

144 | Failure to pick up confiscated heavy vehicle once the confiscation period is over | Dh100 a day, maximumDh3000 | |

145 | Overloading a light vehicle | Dh500 | 4 |

146 | Driving school vehicles in times and areas that are prohibited | Dh400 | |

147 | Teaching someone to drive in a car that is not labelled as learning vehicle, or teaching without a license | Dh500 | |

148 | Not presenting a learner's permit | Dh300 | |

149 | Broken or absence of back or sidelights on the tow truck | Dh500 | 4 |

150 | Participating in a motorcade without a permit | Dh500 | 4 | 15

151 | Pedestrian’s failure to abide by signals, or crossing from undesignated areas | Dh400 | |

152 | School bus driver failing to activate the stop sign or abide by traffic instructions | Dh500 | 6 |

153 | Driver failing to stop when the bus drivers activates the stop sign. | Dh1000 | 10 |

154 | Using a leisure bike with three or more wheels | Dh3,000 | | 90

155 | Transporting inflammable ale or dangerous materials without permission | Dh3,000 | 24 | 60

156 | Failure to take safety precautions when the car breaks down | Dh500 | |

157 | Failure to get the car technically tested after any major engine or chassis modifications | Dh400 | |

158 | Broken Car lights | Dh400 | 6 |

159 | Disregarding policeman’s instructions | Dh400 | 4 |

160 | Failure to fix child seats for children under 4 years | Dh400 | |

161 | Failure to give priority to emergency , police and protocol vehicles | Dh1000 | 6 |

162 | Stopping at Zebra crossings | Dh500 | |

163 | Stopping vehicles and road turns | Dh500 | |

164 | Parking in a way without securing the car | Dh500 | |

165 | Parking on pavements | Dh400 | |

166 | Writing or posting on the vehicle without a permit | Dh500 | |

167 | Failure to abide by traffic signs | Dh500 | |

168 | Littering from vehicle windows while driving | Dh1000 | 6 |

169 | Rubber neck and crowds at the scenes of traffic accident | Dh1000 | |

170 | Driving a heavy vehicle dangerously in a way that endangers his or other people’s lives | Dh3,000 | | License to be suspended for one year

171 | Driving a heavy vehicle in a way that harms public or private properties | Dh3,000 | | License to be suspended for one year

172 | Heavy vehicle jumping the red light | Dh3,000 | | License to be suspended for one year

173 | Heavy vehicle causing his or another vehicle to overturn | Dh3,000 | | License to be suspended for one year

174 | Driving industrial, construction and mechanical equipment without a license | Dh1,500 | |

175 | Heavy vehicle overtaking in areas where it is prohibited | Dh3,000 | | License to be suspended for one year

176 | Driving a heavy vehicle that does not abide by safety standards | Dh2,000 | 6 |

177 | A driving an uninsured vehicle | Dh500 | 4 | 7

178 | Driving a vehicle on a different license for a different type of vehicle | Dh400 | 12 |

179 | Driving a vehicle that does not abide by safety standards | Dh500 | |

180 | Driving a vehicle that is unfit for driving | Dh500 | |

181 | Driving a vehicle at below the minimum speed set for the road (if any) | Dh400 | |