50,595 jaywalkers fined in Abu Dhabi in 2017

50,595 pedestrians booked for crossing roads illegally in 2017 in UAE capital; List of 138 different fines you could get on UAE roads

WAM, Gulf News Guides Report
15:00 March 3, 2018
Safety first
Traffic fine

Abu Dhabi: Some 50,595 pedestrians were booked for crossing roads illegally in Abu Dhabi in 2017, official figures showed.

The Abu Dhabi Traffic and Patrols Directorate has advised pedestrians to use underpasses, bridges and zebra lines to cross roads and urged motorists to slow down near schools and before pedestrian crossings and give them the right of way.

Zero tolerance

''Traffic police will keep a close eye on jaywalkers and will maintain zero tolerance against offenders,'' the directorate warned.

The directorate further said it was coordinating with stakeholders and partners to ensure the safety of pedestrians by building world-class, safe pedestrian crossings on internal roads and highways so as to curb illegal and unsafe practices.

Awareness campaigns will be intensified to educate workers in agricultural, construction and contracting companies as well as those living in workers' cities about the importance of using pedestrian crossings for their own safety.

Pedestrian fines

According to traffic rules, pedestrian's failure to abide by signals or crossing from the undesignated areas will incur a fine of Dh400.

Meanwhile, a motorist who fails to give priority to pedestrians at pedestrian crossings will have to pay a fine of Dh500 and get six black points on his traffic file.

On the other hand, the fine for stopping the vehicle on a pedestrian crossing is Dh400.

List of fines 

Following is a complete list of every single possible fine you could on the road in the city. 

Texting and driving is just one of the common offences reported by Dubai Police. If you're a motorist in the UAE, it's important to know the penalties which are applied for all traffic violations.

Updated traffic fines as of February 1, 2018

No.Violation Fine in Dh Black Points Vehicle Retention period/ day Driving License suspension 
1Driving under the influence of Alcohol Decided by court 2360 days for light vehicles  
2Driving under the influence of drugs or brain affecting substances or any other similar items Decided by court  60 days for light vehicles License to be suspended for one year from the date of punishment completion 
3Causing someone’s death Decided by court 2360 days for light vehicles  
4Causing a serious accident or injuries Decided by court 2330 days for light vehicles  
5Running away from the traffic policeman 800 for light vehicles, 1000 for heavy vehicles 12 for light vehicles, 16 for heavy vehicles 30 days for light vehicle  
6Nonstop when causing a small accident 500 for light vehicles/1000 for heavy vehicle 8 for light vehicles
16 for heavy vehicle 
7 days for light vehicles  
7Exceeding the maximum speed limit by more than 80 km/hour 30002360 days for light vehicles  
8Driving a vehicle without plates 30002390 days for light vehicles  
9Driving a heavy vehicle in a way that jeopardizes his or other people’s lives or their safety or security 3000  License to be suspended for one year starting from the day of license withdrawal 
10Driving a heavy vehicle in a way that may cause damages to public or private facilities. 3000   
11Heavy vehicles that cross the red light 3000  License to be suspended for one year starting from the day of license withdrawal 
12The heavy vehicle driver causing any accident that result in his or any other vehicle overturn 3000  License to be suspended for one year starting from the day of license 
13Using a leisure bike with three or more wheels on the road 3000 90 days  
14Failure to hand over a driving license when the maximum black points are accrued in the third traffic violation 3000   
15Overtaking from a prohibited place by trucks drivers 3000  Suspension of DL for 1 years from the date of withdrawal 
16Using the vehicle in carrying and transporting passengers without permission 30002430 days  
17Using the vehicle in carrying inflammable or hazardous materials without permission 30002460 days  
18If the loads of the trucks are not covered 3000   
19Load leakage or spilling from the heavy vehicles 300012  
20Exceeding the maximum speed limit by more than 60 km/hour 20001230 days for light vehicles  
21Driving a vehicle in a way that jeopardizes the driver or others’ lives or their safety or security 2000 60 days for light vehicles  
22Driving a vehicle in a way that may cause damage to the public and private facilities 2000 61 days for light vehicles  
23Driving heavy vehicles not complying with the safety and security measures 20006  
24Failure to hand over a driving license when the maximum black points are accrued in the second traffic violation 2000   
25Loading the heavy vehicles in a way that endangers others 20006  
26Loading the heavy vehicles in a way that damages the roads 20006  
27Driving a noisy vehicle 200012  
28Exceeding the maximum speed limit by no more than 60 km/hour 1500615 days for light vehicles  
29Noncompliance of heavy vehicle with the traffic compulsory lane 150012  
30Not lifting the exhaust pipe of trucks 1500   
31Operating industrial, construction and mechanical vehicles and tractors without permission from the competent authority 1500   
32Exceeding the permitted percentage of vehicle tinting1500   
33Exceeding the maximum speed limit by no more than 50 km/hour 1000   
34Entering the vehicle into a prohibited area 10008  
35Sudden deviation of the vehicle 10004  
36Crossing red light for light vehicles 10001230 days  
37Crossing red light for motorcycles 10001231 days  
38Rubber neck (crowding) at the scenes of traffic accidents 1000   
39Heavy vehicle overtaking or entering prohibited roads or areas 10004  
40Failure to hand over a driving license when the maximum black points are accrued in the first traffic violation 1000   
41Overtaking from the road shoulder 10006  
42Parking in front of fire hydrant places 10006  
43Parking in the spaces allocated for people with special needs 10006  
44Stopping in the middle of the road without a justified reason 10006  
45Stopping the vehicle in in prohibited areas on the left road shoulder in public roads 1000   
46The driver fails to stop when the school bus driver activates the stop sign 100010  
47Not giving way or priority to emergency vehicles, ambulances, police cars or official conveys 10006  
48Modifying the vehicle’s engine or the Chassis without permission 10001230 days  
49Not complying of loading and unloading in the designated areas 10004  
50Trailing a boat or carriage without permission 1000   
51Trailing a boat or a carriage without fulfilling safety and security conditions 1000   
52Transport passengers in vehicle not designated for 10004  
53Driving a vehicle that causes pollution 10006  
54Throwing wastes from vehicles onto the roads 10006  
55Using mobile while driving 8004  
56Being distracted by anything while driving 8004  
57Changing vehicle’s colour without permission 800   
58Exceeding the maximum speed limit by no more than 40 km/hour 700   
59Exceeding the maximum speed limit by no more than 30 km/hour 600   
60a. Driving the vehicle against the traffic direction 60047 days for light vehicles  
61Entering a road in a dangerous way 6006  
62Wrong overtaking 6006  
63Overtaking from a prohibited place 600   
64Training on driving without permission 502   
65Provide training in a vehicle that is designated for training without the competent authority permission 501   
66Violating the rules of using the commercial plate numbers 500 7 days  
67Reversing in a dangerous way 5004  
68Noncompliance of vehicles drivers with the traffic signs and directions 500   
69Putting signs on the road that may cause damage to it or may block the traffic 500   
70Failure to take the necessary road safety measures upon the vehicle breakdown 500   
71In case of not wearing the helmet by the driver when driving a motorcycle5004  
In case of not wearing the helmet by the passenger while being on a 
73Causing disturbance to traffic in any way not set forth in this schedule 500   
74Making U turn from undesignated areas 5004  
75Making wrong turn with the vehicle 5004  
76Driving at night without lights 5004  
77Driving in foggy weather without lights 5004  
78Driving in foggy weather in violation of the competent authority’s instructions 5004  
79Not placing reflective stickers on the backside of trucks and transport vehicles 500   
80Driving a vehicle with expired driving license 50047 days for light vehicles  
81Driving a vehicle with an expired registration 50047 days if registration expired more than 3 months ago  
82Stopping in the yellow box junction 500   
83Stopping the vehicle on the pedestrian crossings 500   
84Park behind vehicles and blocking their movement 500   
85Stopping in undesignated places by Taxis which have designated pick up areas. 500 4 
86Stopping the vehicle without keeping the safe distance specified by the law from a curve or junction or turns 500   
87Parking without securing the vehicle 500   
88Improper Parking 500   
89Driving a vehicle without insurance 50047 days  
90Driving unlicensed vehicle from the traffic department 50048 days  
91Using the vehicles in marches without permission or in unauthorized situations. 500415 days for the light vehicle  
92School bus driver failing to activate the stop sign or in case of noncompliance with traffic instructions 5006  
93Not giving priority to pedestrians in pedestrians’ crossings 5006  
94Driving a vehicle that do not comply with the security and safety measures 500   
95Driving a vehicle that is unfit for driving 500   
96Writing phrases or placing stickers on vehicle without permission. 500   
97Driving with expired tyres 50047 days  
98The rear or side lights of trailer container are broken 5004  
99The absence of back and sidelights of trailer container 5004  
100Loading the light vehicle in a way that endangers others 5004  
101Loading the light vehicle in a way that endangers the road 5004  
102Overloading or unframed loadings in the light vehicles 5004  
103Overloading a transport vehicle 50047 days  
104Provide training on a training vehicle that is not labelled as training vehicle 500   
105Leak or falling of parts of the loads from a light vehicle. 500   
106Driving a vehicle below the minimum speed limit set for the road, if any 400   
107Driving a vehicle with one single plate400   
Unclear vehicle plate 
109Failure to leave safe distance when driving behind other vehicles 4004  
110Entering the road without ensuring a clear way 4004  
111Failure to use signal light when changing the vehicle direction or making turns 400   
112Noncompliance with the traffic compulsory lane for light vehicles 400   
113Not following the instructions of the traffic policeman 4004  
114Driving with a driving license issued by a foreign country except in permitted cases 400   
115Driving a vehicle with a driving license other that the granted one 40012  
116Not carrying the vehicle registration card 400   
117Not carrying the driving license 400   
118Stopping a vehicle in a way that expose danger on pedestrians 400   
119Stopping a vehicle in a way that blocks the pedestrians movement 400   
120Parking vehicles on the pavements 400   
121Driving on lanes designated for buses or taxis in other than the authorized situations. 400   
122Not giving priority to vehicles coming from the back or the left side of the road 400   
123Pedestrian’s failure to abide by signals or crossing from the undesignated areas 400   
124Using the horn or the vehicle radio in a disturbing way 4004  
125Driving the vehicle in residential areas or around the educational institutions or the hospitals in way that endangers others 4004  
126Allowing children under 10 years old or shorter than 145 cm to sit in the front seat of a vehicle. 400   
127Not fixing child seats for children under 4 years old in the vehicle. 400   
128Not fastening the seat belt of the driver 4004  
129Not fastening the seat belt for all the passengers 4004  
130Not examining the vehicle after making core adjustments on its engine 400   
131Not examining the vehicle after making core adjustments on its body 400   
132If the lights of the vehicle are not working 4006  
133In case the changing lane light signs are not working 4002  
134The rear sign lights of the vehicle are not working 4002  
135Using training vehicles in timings other than specified by licensing authority or in undesignated areas 400   
136Exceeding the maximum speed limit by no more than 20 km/hour 300   
137Using vehicles for purposes other than the designated ones. 3004  
138Not holding training permit while training 300   





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*The original article (published in February 2016) has been updated to reflect current traffic fines.