You May Have To Pay Up To AED100000 For Serious Violations In Dubai Under The New Traffic Law

by Anupriya Mishra
You May Have To Pay Up To AED100000 For Serious Violations In Dubai Under The New Traffic Law

A lot of rules have been put into place for the safety of vehicle drivers in the UAE, and Dubai is no different. Reckless driving is not an option anywhere, after all, it not only puts the life of the driver at risk but even those on the road. And now, if you are found driving recklessly, or even jumping the red light, you will have to pay a fine of AED50,000 to get your confiscated vehicle released. Here is all you need to know about this rule.

New Traffic Law In Dubai In Effect From July 6

Dubai Road
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According to the new traffic law that has been introduced in Dubai, drivers whose vehicles have been confiscated for serious traffic offences will now have to pay AED50,000 to get the vehicles released. This comes into effect today, which is July 6, Thursday after a series of amendments were made to the traffic law in Dubai, recently. Yes, according to a report by Khaleej Times, it was stated that going by the amended law, this penalty has to be paid for the release of the vehicle if it has been confiscated for the violations mentioned below.

  • If you’re found jumping the red light.
  • If you are riding a recreational motorcycle on paved roads.
  • If the motorist is driving, a vehicle with a fake, forced, unlawfully used, or obscured number plate.
  • If the vehicle is driven by someone below the age of 18 years.
  • If the vehicle deliberately collides with the police vehicle or has intentionally caused damage to the latter.
  • If you drive the vehicle recklessly or in any manner that poses a threat to the lives of people or properties.

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You May Have To Pay Up To AED1,00,000 For Getting Your Vehicle Released

Dubai Road
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At this point, it should be mentioned that motorists are also liable to a strict penalty of AED1,00,000 for certain serious traffic offences that lead to the confiscation of vehicles. This includes the following offences, as mentioned in the report –

  • If you are found participating in a road race without any prior permission from the police.
  • If you are evading the police.
  • If you make a substantial modification to the vehicle, which results in increased speed, noise, or even disturbances while operating or driving.
  • If your vehicle is without a license plate.
  • If motorists gather for the purpose of watching races or even participating in such chaotic activities that can be resulted from them or even if vehicles are showcased on the road.
  • If the vehicle tints exceed the permissible limits for the windows or if the front windshield has been tinted without permission.

In fact, the Dubai Police can also impound a vehicle, if the total traffic fine surpasses AED6000. Moreover, for getting the vehicle released, drivers will have to meet the following conditions –

  • All fine dues on the vehicle according to the traffic file must be paid.
  • The violation must be rectified or its causes must be removed.
  • Any other condition which the Dubai Police will determine.

Finally, it is worth noting that if a vehicle owner does not claim their impounded vehicle before the expiration date, they will have to pay an amount of AED50 for each day after the impoundment period ends.

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