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UAE News, Traffic Regulations

New traffic regulations, including a comprehensive range of rules and penalties, have been announced by the Ministry of Interior On Wednesday, March 22.

The new regulations were officially signed by Lieutenant General Shaikh Saif Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior. These regulations will cover multiple violations with penalties that include higher fines, black points, and impounding of vehicles.


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Under new federal laws, drivers who violate traffic rules will face fines of up to AED 3,000 and their vehicles will be impounded for up to three months.

A fine of AED 3,000, 23 black points and cars impounded for 90 days will be applied to motorists driving without a number plate.

Reckless drivers will face a fine of AED 2,000, 23 black points, and impounding of the vehicle for a period of 60 days. The same punishment and fine will be applied to drivers who endanger the lives of others.

Drivers of heavy vehicles will face a AED 3,000 fine and one-year licence suspension if they drive in a way that endangers lives.

Exceeding the speed limit by 80 km/h or more will incur a find of AED 3,000, 23 black points and vehicle impounded for 60 days. Exceeding the speed limit by 60 km/h will incur a fine of AED 2,000.

Motorists caught under the influence of alcohol or drugs will be taken to court and will have their license suspended for one year. Their vehicles will also be impounded for 60 days.

The Government introduced the new regulations to the Federal Traffic Law with the aim of increasing road safety as part of its vision for zero road fatalities by 2020. The implementation date of the regulations is to be confirmed.


Source: Petrolhead Arabia

Posted by Maye Rosales on 30th March 2017