UAE announces new traffic rules, fines

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UAE’s Ministry of Interior has introduced new amendments in federal traffic laws.

According to the new amendments, passengers will be fined for not wearing seat belts and children of a certain age can sit on the front seat among other rules.

Here are salient features of the decree on the new rules, as reported by Khaleej Times.

Fine for passengers not wearing seat belts

Along with drivers, now even passengers will face fines for failing to wear seat belts.

Special seats for children

  • Children up to 4 years must be seated in special children seats.
  • Children aged ten and above can sit on the front seat of the vehicle, but they must be not less than 145cm tall.

Fine for illegal transport raised

Illegally transporting passengers draws a fine of Dh3,000 (up from Dh200), 24 black points, and the vehicle will be impounded for one-month.

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Black point cancelled after 12 months of paying fine

  • Black points shall only be cancelled 12 months after payment of fine

The new rule also has included Dh3,000 fine and 90-day impoundment for riding a tricycle or quad bikes on public roads.

There is a minimum of Dh50 and maximum Dh3,000 fine for failing to collect vehicle after the end of the impoundment period.

Published on 21 March 2017

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