List of Traffic Violations and Fines in Abu Dhabi

Drivers in the UAE, it’s important to know the rules on the road. We have gathered the list of traffic violations in as well as the fines that come with these sanctions. The information below is taken from the Abu Dhabi Police website.

Please make sure that you go over them for reference so you know what are the possible scenarios and sanctions. Did you know that driving using your mobile device constitutes a 200 AED fine plus 4 black points on your driver’s license?  Some fines can also go as high as 3000 AED or could be decided by the court.

Abu Dhabi Driving Violations and Fines

Please ensure that you review the list below:

NoViolationFineBlack Points
1Driving dangerously (racing).200012
2Driving under the influence of alcohol, drugs or similar  substances.Decided by court24
3Driving a vehicle without number plates.100024
4Causing death of others.Decided by court12
5Not stopping after causing an accident that resulted in injuries.Decided by court24
6Reckless driving.200012
7Exceeding maximum speed limit by more than 60km/hr.100012
8Driving in a way that endanger civilians.100012
9Jumping a red light.8008
10Running away from a traffic policeman.80012
11Dangerous overtaking by trucks.80024
12Causing a car to overturn.Decided by court8
13Causing serious injuries.Decided by court8
14Exceeding maximum speed limit by not more than 60km/hr.9006
15Exceeding maximum speed limit by not more than 50km/hr.800
16Overtaking on the hard shoulder.6006
17Entering road dangerously.6006
18Causing moderate injury.Decided by court6
19Heavy vehicle lane discipline.6006
20Overtaking from a prohibited place.6006
21Causing serious damage to a vehicle.Decided by court6
22Exceeding maximum speed limit by not more than 40km/hr.700
23Parking in fire hydrant places, spaces allocated for people with special needs and ambulance parking.10004
24Exceeding maximum speed limit by not more than 30km/hr.600
25Driving against traffic.4004
26Allowing children under 10 years old to sit in the front seat of a vehicle.4004
27Failure to fasten seat belt while driving.4004
28Failure to leave a safe distance.4004
29Failure to follow the directions of the policeman.4004
3030 Exceeding maximum speed limit by not more than 20km/hr.500
31Entering a road without ensuring that it is clear.4004
32Exceeding permitted level of car window tinting.500
33Not giving way to emergency, police and public service vehicles or official convoys.5004
34Driving a heavy vehicle that does not comply with safety and security conditions.500
35Failure to stop after causing an accident.5006
36Driving a noisy vehicle.500
37Allowing others to drive a vehicle for which they are unlicensed.500
38Loading a heavy vehicle in a way that may cause danger to others or to the road.5006
39Overload or protruding load from a heavy vehicle without permission.5006
40Driving a vehicle that causes pollution.500
41Stopping on the road for no reason.5004
42Stopping on a yellow box.500
43Not giving pedestrians way on  pedestrian crossings.5006
44Failure to abide by traffic signs and directions.500
45Throwing waste from vehicles onto roads.5004
46Refusing to give traffic police name and address when required.500
47Stopping vehicle on the left side of the road in prohibited places.500
48Stopping vehicle on pedestrian crossing.500
49Teaching driving in a training vehicle that does not bear a learning sign.500
50Teaching driving in a non training vehicle without  permission from licensing authority.500
51Placing marks on the road that may damage the road or block traffic.500
52Operating industrial, construction and mechanical vehicles and  tractors  without permission from licensing authority.500
53Modifying vehicle’s engine without permission.400
54Modifying vehicle’s chasses without permission.400
55Changing vehicle’s color without permission.400
56Exceeding maximum speed limit by not more than 10km/hr.400
57Driving with a driving license issued by a foreign country except  in permitted cases.400
58Violating the terms of the driving license.300
59Parking behind vehicles and blocking their movement.300
60Towing a vehicle or a boat with an unprepared vehicle.300
61Driving a vehicle that omits gases or fumes with substances  exceeding permitted rates.300
62Leaving a vehicle on the road with its engine running.300
63No lights on the back or sides of trailer container.200
64Lights on the back or sides of container not working.200
65Taxis, which have designated pickup areas, stopping in  undesignated places.2004
66Prohibited entry.2004
67Blocking traffic.200
68Vehicle unfit for driving.200
69Driving a light vehicle that does not comply with safety and  security conditions.200
70Not lifting exhaust of trucks.200
71Not covering loads of trucks.3000
72Using vehicle for purposes other than designated.2004
73Heavy vehicle prohibited entry.2004
74Violating loading or unloading regulations in parking.2004
75Carrying and transporting passengers illegally.2004
76Writing phrases or placing stickers on vehicle without permission.200
77Not taking road safety measures during vehicle breakdowns.200
78Turning at undesignated points.2004
79Turning the wrong way.2004
80Loading a light vehicle in a way that may pose a danger to others  or to the road.2003
81Overload or protruding load on light vehicles without permission.2003
82Stopping vehicle without keeping the distance specified by the law from a curve or junction.200
83Transporting passengers by vehicle undesignated for this purpose.2004
84Sudden swerve.2004
85Driving a taxi without required license.2004
86Carrying passengers in driving training vehicle.2004
87Driving a taxi with an expired warranty.200
88Reversing dangerously.200
89Taxi refusing to carry passengers.2004
90Falling or leaking load.300012
91Not securing vehicle while parked.200
92Parking in prohibited places.2002
93Parking in loading and offloading areas without need.200
94Parking on road shoulder except in cases of emergency.200
95Using multi-colored lights.200
96Not wearing helmet while driving motorbike.2004
97Exceeding passenger limit.2003
98Driving with tires in poor condition.200
99Driving with an expired driving license.2003
100Not renewing vehicle registration after expiry.400
101Driving unlicensed vehicle.200
102Violation of laws of using commercial number plates.200
103Not fixing number plates in designated places.2002
104Driving with one number plate.2002
105Driving at night or in foggy weather without lights.2004
106Using un-matching number plates for trailers and containers.200
107Not fixing reflective stickers at the back of trucks and heavy vehicles.200
108Not using indicators when changing direction or turning.2003
109Not giving way for vehicles to pass on the left.200
110Not giving way to vehicles coming from the left where required.200
111Stopping a vehicle in a way that may pose danger or block traffic.2003
112Failure to have vehicle examined after carrying out major modification to engine or body.200
113Using training vehicles outside of timings specified by licensing authority.200
114Using training vehicles in places not designated by licensing.200
115Overtaking from the right.2004
116Overtaking in a wrong way.2003
117Driving an unlicensed vehicle.200
118Abuse of parking space.2003
119Number plates with unclear numbers.2003
120Violating tariff.2006
121Light vehicle lane discipline.2002
122Parking vehicles on pavement.2003
123Not showing vehicle registration card when required.200
123Not showing driving license when required.200
125Not fixing taxi sign where required.200
126Not fixing a sign indicating licensed overload.2003
127Using interior lights for no reason while driving.100
128Failure to abide by specified color for taxis or training cars.200
129Failure to display tariff of buses or taxis or not showing them  when required.200
130Broken lights.2006
131Using horn in prohibited areas.2002
132Driving below minimum speed limit.200
133Failure to keep taxis and buses clean inside and outside.200
134Smoking inside taxis and buses.200
135Using hand-held mobile phone while driving.2004
136Not abiding by taxi drivers obligatory uniform or not keeping it in good condition.100
137Calling on passengers in the presence of signs.100
138Not displaying truck’s load on both sides.100
139Not carrying driving license while driving.100
140Not carrying vehicle registration card while driving.100
141Driving without spectacles or contact lenses.100
142Not using interior light in buses at night.100
143Broken indicator lights.1002
144Using horn in a disturbing way.1002
145Having no red light at the back of vehicle.100
146Opening left door of taxi.1003
147Pedestrians crossing from undesignated places (If any existed).200