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New Unified Federal Traffic Law
 

The traffic
department has come
up with a new
tougher regulations
that will take into
effect from March 1
2008 where reducing
the death toll
related to traffic
accidents is the
main aim. According
to the new law, the
committee identified
four targets as
follows:

 

  • Reducing the
    number of
    accidents.

  • Reducing traffic
    jams.

  • Reducing the
    number of
    accidents
    involving
    pedestrian.

  • Increasing
    awareness and
    developing
    traffic culture.

The following are
the list of the
amended fines:

 

I.) There will be a
minimum fine of AED
20,000 and a jail
term, or either one
of them for:

 

  • Driving under
    the influence of
    alcohol & drugs.

  • Leaving the
    scene after
    causing a major
    traffic
    accident.

  • Changing number
    plates without
    permission from
    the traffic
    department,
    tampering with
    number plates,
    manufacturing
    fake number
    plates, and
    using vehicles
    with fake number
    plates.

II.) There will be a
minimum fine of AED
5,000 and a jail
term not exceeding
three months or
either one of them
for the following
offences:

 

  • Driving a
    vehicle despite
    a court ruling
    against the
    same.

  • Driving without
    a license.

  • Driving a
    vehicle not
    specified in the
    license.

  • Borrowing a
    number plates or
    selling them.

III.) There will be
a minimum fine of
AED 5,000 and a jail
term of not
exceeding one year
or either one of
them for lending a
car for illegal or
criminal activities.
Those who are aware
of this illegal acts
and did not report
it to the police
will also be
prosecuted.



IV.) There will be a
fine of AED
500-2,000 and a jail
term not exceeding
three months or
either of them for
providing false or
incorrect
information (e.g.
name, address, etc.)
to the police.



V.) There will be a
fine of AED 200-500
and a jail term not
exceeding one month
or either one of
them for committing
a petty offences
that may cause
accidents (e.g.
using worn out
tires).



In addition to the
tougher fines, black
points system will
also be implemented.
Where according to
the black point
system, a driver
accumulating 24
black points in a
year shall suffer
confiscation or
suspension of
his/her driver’s
license depending on
the number of times
24 black points has
been accumulated.
According to the new
law, repeat
offenders in any
category will face
tougher penalties
including
confiscation of
license, and that
the law also
provides the
Minister of Interior
the right to set
fines/penalties for
special cases.

 


 
 


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