Complete Guide To The Traffic Fines In Dubai
In Dubai, buying a car is quite straightforward, but in order to avoid t
raffic citations, one must be aware of the strict laws and restrictions. The Roads and Transportation Authority (RTA) takes its duty to police traffic regulations very seriously. Furthermore, breaking traffic regulations is not permitted in Dubai. When driving in the Emirate, you must be aware of all the rules you shouldn’t break in order to avoid incurring these penalties. Let’s start by providing a quick overview of the many traffic fines that may be imposed in Dubai and the potential black points that may be attached to those fines.
The black point system in Dubai:
Dubai’s law enforcement can keep track of your traffic violations thanks to the black point system. Dubai has installed radars and cameras to track traffic violations. If you break certain clearly stated regulations while driving, Dubai Police may add black points to your traffic file depending on the seriousness of the offence. The number of points assigned to an offence varies depending on how serious it is. You’ll receive an SMS message for each point added. You may check your current black points on the Dubai Police website. If you accrue more than 24 black points, the traffic police are well within their rights to suspend your driver’s licence and prevent you from operating a car for a whole year.
Examples of traffic violations that incur fines and “black points” on your record include as follows:
The penalties for exceeding the posted speed limit by more than 80 km/h include AED 3,000 in fines, 23 additional points on your driving record, and even a 60-day licence suspension.
If you go over the legal speed limit by more than 60 km/h, you’ll be charged 3,000 AED in fines, receive 12 black points, and have your car impounded for 30 days.
You will be fined AED 1500, receive 6 black points on your licence, and have your car imprisoned for 15 days if you exceed the speed limit by less than 60 km/h.
Examples of speeding-related traffic fines without black points include the following:
travelling less than 50 km/h over the posted speed limit. As a consequence, penalties totaling AED 1000 are issued.
For violating the maximum speed limit by less than 40 km/h over the authorised speed limit, a fine of AED 700 is imposed.
The fine for breaking the maximum speed restriction by less than 30 kilometres per hour is AED 600.
The penalty for breaching the law is receiving a fine of AED 300 for exceeding the speed limit by less than 20 km/h.
RTA offers traffic savings for drivers on a regular basis. In honour of the UAE’s 49th national day on December 2nd, the RTA granted a 50% discount on all traffic fines that were accrued prior to December 2020, in addition to waiving all auto impoundments and black points until January 2021. The RTA earlier announced a decrease in their total penalty of up to 100% as part of the Year of Tolerance initiative. In exchange for refraining from committing any new violations for a predetermined period of time, the scheme offered drivers the option to get discounts on their previous traffic fines. If drivers in Dubai stay ticket-free for three months, their traffic fines are reduced by 25%. If a driver went six months without getting into any traffic violations, they earned a 50% discount. Drivers qualified for a 75% discount if they obeyed the rules for nine months. And to top it all off, drivers in Dubai who spend a full year without obtaining a fine have their traffic fines completely cancelled.