Up to Dh50,000 fine: 13 Abu Dhabi traffic violations motorists should avoid – News | Job Binary


According to the police, investigations showed that the violations caused 894 accidents in which 66 people died



Published: Tue 18.10.2022, at 12:41 p.m

Last updated: Tue 18.10.2022, 16:31

Abu Dhabi police have recently introduced a new traffic law for impounding vehicles and increased fines for several offences.

According to the police, investigations showed that the violations caused 894 accidents resulting in 66 deaths in 2019, which led to the increase in fines under Act No. 5 of 2020.

The new ruling on impounding vehicles in Abu Dhabi is not a federal ruling and only applies to the Emirate of Abu Dhabi.

The decision, which was based on Law No. 5 of 2020 regarding the seizure of vehicles in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, does not conflict with the Federal Traffic Act.

Below is a list of crimes punishable by forfeiture and fines up to $50,000:

– Illegal road driving: maximum fine of Dh50,000 and confiscation.

– Driving a car without valid license plates: Maximum fine of Dh50,000 and confiscation of the vehicle.

– Causing damage to police vehicles: maximum fine of Dh50,000 and confiscation of the vehicle.

– Jumping red lights: Maximum fine of Dh50,000, confiscation of the vehicle and confiscation of driver’s license for 6 months.

– Failure to give way to pedestrians crossing the road: fine of Dh5,000 and confiscation of vehicles.

– Sudden deviation: Dh5,000 fine and impoundment of the vehicle.

– Causing an accident due to excessive speed: Dh5,000 fine and confiscation of the vehicle.

– Rear boarding: Dh5,000 fine and vehicle confiscation.

– Allowing children under 10 to sit in the front seat of a car: Dh5,000 fine and confiscation of the vehicle.

– A driver whose total amount of traffic fines exceeds Dh7,000 must settle, or his vehicle will be confiscated.

– Making unnecessary changes to a vehicle’s engine or chassis without permission: Dh10,000 fine and confiscation.

– Exceeding the speed limit by 60 km/h or more: Dh5000 fine and confiscation

– the value of claiming the impounded vehicle in other cases is 100 Dh for each violation for which the vehicle must be impounded

Police had previously explained that auctions will be held for all vehicles that remain unclaimed after three months of impoundment under the new decision. If the value of the vehicle is less than the fines due, the remaining balance will be added to the offender’s traffic record and the violation will not be cancelled.

In the past, impounded vehicles were kept in yards for six months so that the owners could come and claim them.

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