List of Traffic Fines in Dubai Abu Dhabi UAE

Traffic fines in Dubai Abu Dhabi UAE

I always make it a point that I drive carefully on road for my personal safety and safety of other commuters on the road. And however careful you are, there may be times that you just forget to renew your parking ticket or you just the red light and get a traffic fine. For me, it is always be careful than to be sorry!

Many of us may not be aware of the various fines that are imposed on various violations in Dubai. You can always check your traffic fines online on Dubai Police Site, Abu Dhabi Police site or RTA site.

Traffic fines are avoidable through following ways:

  1. Don’t drive rash, however tempting it is, especially on Sheikh Zayed Road. The maximum speed in most highways is 120 Kilometers per hour with an upper limit of 20 Kilometers.
  2. Follow lane discipline. Respect other drivers by giving a courtesy indicator while changing lanes.
  3. Always drive with valid driver’s license, insurance and vehicle registration. You do not want to get into legal mumbo-jumbo later.
  4. Never drive under the influence of alcohol.
  5. Respect traffic signals. If the green light starts blinking, stop your vehicle at the signal.
  6. Do not flash other vehicles unless it is emergency. This is RUDE!

List of RTA Traffic Fines in Dubai Abu Dhabi UAE:

There are around 150 RTA traffic fines that can be imposed if you are found violating them.

Below is the list of RTA traffic fines in Dubai Abu Dhabi UAE. The below traffic fines include description, fines in Dirhams, Black points if applicable and vehicle confiscation days.

SL NoDescriptionFines amount in AEDBlack PointsVehicle Confiscation Period
1Driving dangerously (racing)20001230 Days
2Driving under the influence of alcohol, drugs or similar substancesDecided by court2460 Days
3Driving a vehicle without number plates10002460 Days
4Causing death of othersDecided by court1230 Days
5Not stopping after causing an accident that resulted in injuriesDecided by court2460 Days
6Reckless driving20001230 Days
7Exceeding maximum speed limit by more than 60km/h10001230 Days
8Driving in a way that is dangerous to the public10001230 Days
9Jumping a red light800815 Days
10Running away from a traffic policeman8001230 Days
11Dangerous overtaking by trucks8002460 Days
12Causing a car to overturnDecided by court8-
13Causing serious injuriesDecided by court8-
14Exceeding maximum speed limit by not more than 60km/h9006-
15Exceeding maximum speed limit by not more than 50km/h800--
16Overtaking on the hard shoulder6001030 days
17Entering road dangerously6006-
18Causing moderate injuryDecided by court6-
19Heavy vehicle lane discipline6006-
20Overtaking from a prohibited place6006-
21Causing serious damage to a vehicleDecided by court6-
22Exceeding maximum speed limit by not more than 40km/h700--
23Parking in fire hydrant places, spaces allocated for people with special needs and ambulance parking10004-
24Exceeding maximum speed limit by not more than 30km/h600--
25Driving against traffic4004-
26Allowing children under 10 years old to sit in the front seat of a vehicle4004-
27Failure to fasten seat belt while driving4004-
28Failure to leave a safe distance4004-
29Failure to follow the directions of a traffic policeman--
30Exceeding maximum speed limit by not more than 20km/h500--
31Entering a road without ensuring that it is clear4004-
32Exceeding permitted level of car window tinting500-30 Days
33Not giving way to emergency, police and public service vehicles or official convoys5004-
34Driving a heavy vehicle that does not comply with safety and security conditions500-30 Days
35Failure to stop after causing an accident500--
36Driving a noisy vehicle500-30 Days
37Allowing others to drive a vehicle for which they are unlicensed500--
38Loading a heavy vehicle in a way that may pose danger to others or to the road50067 Days
39Overload or protruding load from a heavy vehicle without permission5006 7 Days
40Driving a vehicle that causes pollution500--
41Stopping on the road for no reason5004-
42Stopping on a yellow box500--
43Not giving pedestrians way on pedestrian crossings5006-
44Failure to abide by traffic signs and directions500--
45Throwing waste from vehicles onto roads5004-
46Refusing to give traffic police name and address when required500--
47Stopping vehicle on the left side of the road in prohibited places500--
48Stopping vehicle on pedestrian crossing500--
49Teaching driving in a training vehicle that does not bear a learning sign500--
50Teaching driving in a non-training vehicle without permission from licensing authority500--
51Placing marks on the road that may damage the road or block traffic500--
52Operating industrial, construction and mechanical vehicles and tractors without permission from licensing authority500-7 Days
53Modifying vehicle’s engine without permission400--
54Modifying vehicle’s chasses without permission400--
55Changing vehicle’s color without permission400--
56Exceeding maximum speed limit by not more than 10km/h400--
57Driving with a driving license issued by a foreign country except in permitted cases400--
58Violating the terms of the driving license300--
59Parking behind vehicles and blocking their movement300--
60Towing a vehicle or a boat with an unprepared vehicle300--
61Driving a vehicle that omits gases or fumes with substances exceeding permitted rates300--
62Leaving a vehicle on the road with its engine running300--
63No lights on the back or sides of trailer container200--
64Lights on the back or sides of container not working200--
65Taxis, which have designated pickup areas, stopping in undesignated places2004-
66Prohibited entry2004-
67Blocking traffic200--
68Vehicle unfit for driving200-7 Days
69Driving a light vehicle that does not comply with safety and security conditions200-7 Days
70Not lifting exhaust of trucks200-7 Days
71Not covering loads of trucks3000-7 Days
72Using vehicle for purposes other than designated20047 Days
73Heavy vehicle prohibited entry20047 Days
74Violating loading or unloading regulations in parking2004 7 Days
75Carrying and transporting passengers illegally20047 Days
76Writing phrases or placing stickers on vehicle without permission200--
77Not taking road safety measures during vehicle breakdowns200--
78Turning at undesignated points2004-
79Turning the wrong way2004-
80Loading a light vehicle in a way that may pose a danger to others or to the road20037 Days
81Overload or protruding load on light vehicles without permission20037 Days
82Stopping vehicle without keeping the distance specified by the law from a curve or junction200--
83Transporting passengers by vehicle undesignated for this purpose2004-
84Sudden swerve2004-
85Driving a taxi without required license2004-
86Carrying passengers in driving training vehicle2004-
87Driving a taxi with an expired warranty200--
88Reversing dangerously200--
89Taxi refusing to carry passengers2004-
90Falling or leaking load30001230 Days
91Not securing vehicle while parked200--
92Parking in prohibited places2002-
93Parking in loading and offloading areas without need200--
94Parking on road shoulder except in cases of emergency200--
95Using multi-colored lights200--
96Not wearing helmet while driving motorbike2004-
97Exceeding passenger limit2003-
98Driving with tires in poor condition200-7 Days
99Driving with an expired driving license2003-
100Not renewing vehicle registration after expiry400--
101Driving unlicensed vehicle200-7 Days
102Violation of laws of using commercial number plates200--
103Not fixing number plates in designated places2002-
104Driving with one number plate2002-
105Driving at night or in foggy weather without lights2004-
106Using not matching number plates for trailer and container200--
107Not fixing reflective stickers at the back of trucks and heavy vehicles200--
108Not using indicators when changing direction or turning2003-
109Not giving way for vehicles to pass on the left200--
110Not giving way to vehicles coming from the left where required200--
111Stopping a vehicle in a way that may pose danger or block traffic2003-
112Failure to have vehicle examined after carrying out major modification to engine or body200-7 Days
113Using training vehicles outside of timings specified by licensing authority200--
114Using training vehicles in places not designated by licensing authority200--
115Overtaking from the right2004-
116Overtaking in a wrong way2003-
117Driving an unlicensed vehicle200-7 Days
118Abuse of parking space2003-
119Number plates with unclear numbers2003-
120Violating tariff2006-
121Light vehicle lane discipline2002-
122Parking vehicles on pavement2003-
123Not showing vehicle registration card when required200--
124Not showing driving license when required200--
125Not fixing taxi sign where required200--
126Not fixing a sign indicating licensed overload2003-
127Using interior lights for no reason while driving100--
128Failure to abide by specified color for taxis or training cars200--
129Failure to display tariff of buses or taxis or not showing them when required200--
130Broken lights2006-
131Using horn in prohibited areas2002-
132Driving below minimum speed limit200--
133Failure to keep taxis and buses clean inside and outside200--
134Smoking inside taxis and buses200--
135Using hand-held mobile phone while driving2004-
136Not abiding by taxi drivers obligatory uniform or not keeping it in good condition100--
137Calling on passengers in the presence of signs100--
138Not displaying truck’s load on both sides100--
139Not carrying driving license while driving100--
140Not carrying vehicle registration card while driving100--
141Driving without spectacles or contact lenses100--
142Not using interior light in buses at night100--
143Broken indicator lights1002-
144Using horn in a disturbing way1002-
145Having no red light at the back of vehicle100--
146Opening left door of taxi1003-
147Pedestrians crossing from undesignated places (If any existed)200--
148Hand Gestures
(Finger flicking, 2 Finger salute etc)
30 days
149Driving on dedicated RTA Bus or Taxi lanes600
150Speed below minimum speed limit
151Failure to maintain enough distance between other vehicles
152Not wearing seat belts
153Drivers using mobile phones
154Heavy vehicles outside their designated lanes
155Heavy vehicles outside their designated times on roads
156Driving on the Hard Shoulder
157Tailgating other vehicles4004

Always be alert while driving and avoid traffic fines. You can do wonderful things with the saved money!


  1. Narain says

    Hi Deepak, can u tell me how to check my fines online??? As I always follow the rules and regulations very seriously and properly. But still I would like to keep checking the fines status or I will get an sms abt the fines if any I get caught?

  2. makhdoom says

    Is there any fine for pick and drop at bus stop, as we can use it for less then 1 minute.

    • Deepak M says

      The spot is only for public transport to pick and drop passengers.
      I am not sure what the fine is.

  3. resty says

    how can i check my fines ?i cross a pedestrians in undesignated area?can someone help me.please response thanks.

    • Deepak M says

      Did any Officer issue you fine?
      I do not think you can check this online.

  4. binod says

    By mistake i entered in the wrong way in signal in Abu Dhabi i was lucky at that time because no vehicle coming from that way. can you please tell me how much will be charged?

  5. Lijil says

    I over speed on the road of 60 Kms due mistake in Al Ain ! Camera caught me I think : how much would it be the fine, how much I pay & Can I pay online…?

    • Deepak M says

      I think the fine for speeding over 60Km than speed limit is 1000 dirhams, 12 Black points and impounding of car for 30 days.
      Read point 7 on RTA Fines.

  6. johm says

    hi i live in abu dhabi and have a visa ………..if a person is caught driving with out a license how much would the fine be ? will they confiscate the car? does the license holder in the car also get fined ….thank you

    • Deepak M says

      I guess the penalty for not carrying your license will be AED 100. If you do not have license at all and are driving, I am not too sure what the fine will be or consequences!!

  7. Niyaz says

    Hello Deepak

    By mistake i entered in the prohibited area in dubai .where it was written (except rta buses and taxis)..can you please tell me how much will be charged?

    • Deepak Machado says

      Jumping a red light fine is AED 800, 8 Black points, 15 Days impounding.

  8. riyaz says

    Is it an offence if a child is made to sit on a child car seat and fixed on the front seat??

    • Deepak Machado says

      For safety reasons, it is better to make the child sit in child seat at the back seat.
      Please do not think about offence; it is really a safety issue. Even car manufacturers clearly mention it not to make your child sit in the front seat.

  9. francis jerry balandr says

    Hi, the car rental where i rented my car told me i had a fine which is jumping on red line and i need to pay it in dubai. it says 800 AED this car is from rental and i don’t think they want it impounded. if car would not be impounded how much would be additional payment?

    • Deepak Machado says

      I am not sure but I guess it is 30 days impounding. I am not sure what fine you will need to pay to cancel the impounding.

  10. Bakhtiar Muhammad says

    I have Ajman traffic fine .But I m not going to ajman area.fine no..1183710.please chacked and replay

  11. Nick says

    I overspeed on the road of 60 Kms due mistake in Abu Dhabi ! Camara caught me I think :( how much would it be and any possibility to skip the confiscation period pls ? Thanks

    • Deepak Machado says

      I guess Confiscation can be avoided by giving fees. Not sure how much though!

  12. Sandeep says

    Dear Deepak,
    I have one fine from sharjah traffic department. in the rta website it is showing 800 dhs. I thing it is red signal crossing. my one is company Toyota double cabin pickup.please let me know the punishment of this same.
    Sandeep George

    • Deepak Machado says

      If you have jumped a red signal, your vehicle will be impounded.
      Read the post again to see how many days!

    • Maseer Ahmed Khan says

      Dear Deepak

      Please can you advise me what is the timing of salik

      as i passed salik bridge with out salik card on Al Ittihad road

      ( Al Mamzar ) on 2 january which time was after 11 clock

      so it will be charge ?

      • Deepak Machado says

        Only exception for Salik exemption is Maktoum bridge from 10PM to 6AM.
        For other Salik, you will have to pay whatever time you pass under it.

  13. Srinivas says

    Dear Mr. Deepak,

    One of my friends crossed red light because his car was in second place. The person who was in first place crossed red signal, so he (my friend) also crossed. please suggest


    • Deepak Machado says

      If the camera has caught the car crossing red light, there will definitely be fines and impounding of vehicle.

  14. Q ALi says

    Dear i have some inquiry Yesterday i was cross yellow line coz of touch traffic police give me fine mention in fine is violation number 08 and 16 which they say 1600 can i know this will be discounted are no i got this in abu dhabi .????????

    • Deepak Machado says

      I am not sure whether Abu Dhabi still has the discounting system for fines.
      Don’t hurry to pay, they may come up with the offer anytime if currently not available.
      Also check the fine online and they will indicate whether there is a discount or no.

  15. Rina says

    I think, I have jump in Red light but I don’t get camera flash. which mean camera capture my car? If so, how to get the lost points back?

    • Deepak Machado says

      Check your status online at Dubai police site.
      If you have crossed red light, your vehicle may be impounded for 2 weeks plus the fine.
      I am not sure how to remove black points.

  16. Anwar says

    I have got camera for jumping red siganal Wat is the shows 800 dhs fine and 15 days car n the der any other rules for ths

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