Living in Dubai
Speeding and Other Traffic Fines in Dubai
Motorists who get caught driving above the permitted speed limits on Dubai’s roads usually have their vehicles confiscated for one whole week in addition to receiving other traffic penalties and fines. Additionally, those who park their vehicles in spaces reserved for people with special needs also gets their cars impounded or are fined accordingly. Repeat offenders with these transgressions have their licenses being revoked.
If you are caught driving without your driving license, you are fined Dh 50 on the spot, so it is advisable to carry your vehicle’s card and your driving license with you.
Traffic offences that attract fines in Dubai
- Speeding over the allowed speed limits attracts a fine of Dh 200
- Driving past a red light results in a Dh 500 fine and if you are a first time offender, your vehicle is confiscated for a whole week. If you repeat the offense, longer confiscation duration is given with the fact that you may be taken to court and end up losing your driving license. If you are caught driving dangerously, the same penalty is given.
- Failing to indicate that you are changing lanes attracts a fine of Dh 150
Speed cameras on Dubai roads
Some drivers have leant that speeding along the roads at 160kmph and then slamming on their car’s brakes just in time, will not be recorded by the speed cameras, though sometimes ,this is not so. However, sometimes it is possible to pass the camera cruising at 10kmph or even faster than the allowed speed without being flashed by the cameras. A policeman rarely stops a motorist due to speeding. The speed camera records everything that goes on along the highways and other roads, and if you commit a speeding offense, you will be required to pay a speeding fine when renewing your driver’s license or your car’s registration fees.
Most drivers on Dubai roads have dreadful driving habits which often result in accidents, forcing the police to start clamping down on risky driving. They have constructed permanent traffic cones on some slip roads to thwart some drivers from nipping at the last minute instead queuing like any other driver. Due to the mixture of nationalities in Dubai, driving methods are varied leading to speeding troubles. However, to counteract these troubles, speed cameras are a common device, and so are speed bumps.
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