Traffic violation, traffic fines
The UAE's Ministry of Interior (MOI) updated the UAE's Traffic Law, with three new violations. Picture used for illustrative purposes. Image Credit: Virendra Saklani/Gulf News

Dubai: With the weather forecast predicting heavy rain and thunder in the coming days, the UAE's Ministry of Interior reminded motorists of traffic violations that were added last year.

According to MOI, these updates aim to amend specific provisions of Ministerial Resolution No. 178 of 2017 to include additional points that enhance traffic safety during emergencies, valleys flooded with rainwater, and several infractions associated with these preventive measures.

Here is all you need to know about the new traffic violations that have been added to Ministerial Resolution No. 178 of 2017:

115. Gathering near valleys, floods and dams during rainy weather.

• Fine: Dh1,000
• Traffic points: six

116. Entering flooded valleys while overflowing with rainwater, regardless of their level of danger.

• Fine: Dh2,000
• Traffic points: 23
• Vehicle impound duration: 60 days

117. Obstructing the relevant authorities from regulating traffic or ambulance and rescue during emergencies, disasters, crises, rains and flooded valleys.

• Fine: Dh1,000
• Traffic points: four
• Vehicle impound duration: 60 days