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Abu Dhabi Police Traffic Fines List (2021)

Knowing the rules of the road is crucial if you’re driving in Abu Dhabi. UAE drivers have a duty to drive responsibly. Keeping up with the traffic laws in Abu Dhabi will save you money on traffic fines and ensure that you drive safely.

In the first six months of 2021, Abu Dhabi Police issued more than 27,000 fines for distracted driving.

Another report says that more than 700 drivers were fined Dh2,000 for driving noisy cars in Abu Dhabi. There are also fines that can reach Dh3000 if dirty vehicles are parked for a longer duration.

It can be difficult, however, for someone new to Abu Dhabi to grasp all these rules and understand the lengthy list of violations and fines.

To make things easier for you, we divided traffic violations into different categories based on their nature.

Speeding Violations Fines

Violation
Fine (AED)
Black Points
Vehicle Confiscation
Speeding over 80 km/h
3000
23
60 days for LV
Speeding over 60 km/h
2000
12
30 days for LV
Speeding no more than 60 km/h
1500
6
15 days for LV
Speeding no more than 50 km/h
1000
Speeding no more than 40 km/h
700
Speeding no more than 30 km/h
600
Speeding no more than 20 km/h
300
Driving below the minimum speed limit
400

Vehicle License Plates Fines

Violation
Fine (AED)
Black Points
Vehicle Confiscation
No number plate
3000
23
90 days for LV
Single/unclear license plate
400
Improperly used number plate
500
7 days

Abu Dhabi Police fined Dh400 each for 1000s of motorists whose number plates are not visible.

The Abu Dhabi Police said in the last six months they had fined 5,177 drivers for this reason. There were 5,380 motorists fined last year for the same offense.

The force reminded motorists to keep their registration plates visible and to avoid transporting items that might partially or entirely mask them.

A vehicle whose number plate has been tampered with will be confiscated in accordance with UAE traffic law. Dh50,000 must be paid in order for it to be released.

Reckless Driving Fines

Violation
Fine (AED)
Black Points
Vehicle Confiscation
Endanger lives or properties
2000
23
60 days for LV
Influence of alcohol or leading to someone’s death
By Court
23
60 days for LV
Serious accident or injuries
By Court
23
30 days for LV
Influence of drugs
By Court
60 days for LV
Endanger lives/damage property with heavy vehicle
3000
Not stop after an accident
500-LV | 1000-HV
8-LV | 16-HV
7 days for LV
Crossing a red light
1000
12
30 days
Entering a prohibited zone
1000
8
7 days for LV
Driving dangerously
600
6
Driving opposite direction
600
4
7 days for LV
Road deviation suddenly
1000
4
Dangerously reversing
500
4
Not keeping a safe distance b/w vehicles
400
4
Entering a blocked/ unclear road
400
4
No helmet (motorcycle)
500
4 (driver)
Wrong turns/U-turns
500
4
Driving w/o lights (night/foggy weather)
500
4
Not following traffic signs
500
No safety measures on vehicle breakdown
500
Causing a disturbance in traffic
500
Not using indicators
400
Not using lane rules
400
Crowding accident scene
1000

As shown by statistics and analytical studies, distracted driving is one of the most dangerous offenses, as it can lead to serious injuries or deadly accidents, explains Abu Dhabi Police’s traffic directorate.

Driving License Fines

Violation
Fine (AED)
Black Points
Vehicle Confiscation
Using different class of license
400
12
Expired license or vehicle registration
500
4
7 days for LV
Driving on a non-permitted foreign license
400
Failure to show vehicle registration card & driving license
400

Drivers with maximum black points that have not yet submitted their licenses to Abu Dhabi police may face heavy fines:

  • First violation: AED 1000
  • Second violation: AED 2000
  • Third violation: AED 3000

Parking and Overtaking Fines

Violation
Fine (AED)
Black Points
Vehicle Confiscation
Overtaking incorrectly
600
6
Overtaking hard shoulder
1000
6
Stopping middle of the road w/o a valid reason
1000
6
Parking in front of a fire hydrant/special needs
1000
6
Overtaking from a prohibited zone
3000
Stopping on road’s left shoulder in prohibited zones
1000
Overtaking from a prohibited zone
600
Stopping in the yellow box
500
Stopping on a pedestrian crossing
500
Parking to block other vehicles or their movement
500
Parking vehicle improperly or w/o securing
500
Stopping to block pedestrian movement
400
Parking on the pavement
400

The Abu Dhabi Police issued a warning to drivers after an accident on a hard shoulder.

This video shows the SUV driver failing to signal while changing lanes. He overtakes from the hard shoulder, which is often used for parking cars to avoid interfering with traffic.

There are now hefty fines being imposed by the Abu Dhabi police for crowding at accident scenes, which makes ambulances more difficult to arrive.

These penalties are aimed at deterring the public from committing such negative actions, which in turn allows those providing emergency assistance to do their jobs more efficiently.

As well as a penalty of Dh2,000, if you happen to park your vehicle at bus stops which can lead to traffic jams.

Vehicle Registration and Permits Fines

Violation
Fine (AED)
Black Points
Vehicle Confiscation
Transporting passengers w/o permission
3000
24
30 days
Carrying inflammable or hazardous material w/o permission
3000
24
60 days
Driving w/o insurance/unlicensed vehicle
500
4
7 days
Using the vehicle for other than intended purposes
300
4
Operating industrial and construction vehicles w/o permission
1500

Vehicle’s Condition and Installations Fines

Violation
Fine (AED)
Black Points
Vehicle Confiscation
Modifying engine or chassis w/o permission
1000
12
30 days
Driving with non-functioning lights
400
6
Driving with expired tires
500
4
7 days
Trailers with broken or non-functioning rear or sidelights
500
4
Non-functioning side or rear indicators
400
2
Tinting w/o permission or exceeding its limits
1500
Changing color of vehicle w/o permission
800
Driving an unfit vehicle
500
Placing stickers or writing phrases on vehicle w/o permission
500
Failure to examine vehicle after major modifications to its body or engine
400

 Load and Heavy Vehicles Fines

Violation
Fine (AED)
Black Points
Vehicle Confiscation
Failure of HV to abide by lane discipline
1500
12
Driving HV w/o compliance to safety & security measures
2000
6
Overtaking or entering prohibited roads or zones
1000
4
Failure to uplift exhaust pipe of trucks
1500
Failure to place reflective stickers at the rear of trucks or transport vehicles
500
Loading HV to endanger others or damage the roads
2000
6
Noncompliance of loading/unloading in designated zones
1000
4
Driving w/o covering load on trucks
3000
Trailing boat or carriage w/o permission or regards to security measures
1000
Loading or overloading LV to endanger others or damage road
500
4

Other Fines

Violation
Fine (AED)
Black Points
Vehicle Confiscation
Failure to offer priority to service vehicles including ambulances, police, and official convoys
1000
6
Not offering priority at a pedestrian crossing
500
6
Not offering priority to vehicles coming in from rear/left side of the road
400
Using horn/radio in a disturbing manner
400
4
Using mobile/gadgets while driving
800
4
Allowing children (<10 years old) to sit at the front seat
400
Not installing child seats for children under 4 years old
400
Failure to fasten seatbelt (driver & passenger)
400
4 (driver)
Transporting passengers in an undesignated vehicle
1000
4
Overloading of transport vehicle
500
4
7 days
Driving training vehicles at unpermitted times or in undesignated zones
400
Training on an unlabelled training vehicle or w/o authority permission
500
Training w/o training permit
300
Leakage or spilling of load from HV or LV
3000-HV | 500-LV
12-HV
Driving a noisy vehicle
2000
12
Driving a vehicle that increases pollution
1000
6
Throwing waste from vehicle
1000
6
Failure to follow instructions from the traffic policeman
400
4
Trying to escape traffic policeman
1000-HV | 800-LV
16-HV | 12-LV
30 days for LV
Driving leisure bikes of 3 or more wheels
3000

Black Points

Black Points reflect the quality and driving skills in you as a driver. You receive a fine and a black point for every law you break.

Your license will be suspended if you accumulate more than 24 black points.

The least black points you get is 4, while the maximum is 23.

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In most cases, black points are added to the driver’s license, but if the driver happens to be unavailable, the points are added to the owner’s license.

How To Check & Pay Your Traffic Fines

The easiest way to pay traffic fines is to conduct inquiries and payments online. In order to assist you, the following portals can be accessed:

  • Abu Dhabi Police Portal
  • Emirates Vehicle Gate (EVG)
  • Abu Dhabi Police Mobile App
  • TAMM
  • UAE Ministry of Interior (MOI)
  • Self Service Kiosks (SAHL)

Most portals offer mobile app services to make the process of fine payment more accessible.

The procedural summary will allow you to easily use any of the mentioned portals.

Abu Dhabi Police Portal

You can check your traffic fines on the Abu Dhabi Police Portal. Here are the details you will need:

  • Unified Traffic Number
  • Emirates ID
  • Vehicle Number Plate
  • Driving License

In order to pay fines online, register with your Emirates ID for Abu Dhabi Police e-service and receive a one-time password (OTP). You will need a username and password to complete the process.

https://es.adpolice.gov.ae/trafficservices/finespublic/inquiry.aspx?Culture=en

You should be able to view the details of your violations and pending fines. You can finalize the transaction by paying with Visa or MasterCard.

Emirates Vehicle Gate (EVG)

By using the EVG website, one can pay fines in a similar manner to the Abu Dhabi Police Portal.

You can, however, also get private services like insurance, accident claims, and renewal of your policy.

You can start the process by clicking on Pay Traffic Fines on their website. You can also pay your fines remotely with their mobile app.

https://evg.ae/_layouts/EVG/finepayment0.aspx?language=en

Abu Dhabi Police Mobile App

The app is designed to handle all traffic-related issues.

Aside from traffic fine payment, the app also provides numerous features such as traffic profiles, fine histories, registration plates, updates on the traffic situation, black points, and locations of police stations.

Abu Dhabi Police App for Android or iOS

TAMM

To process payments, log in to TAMM using your UAE PASS or SmartPass. The number on your vehicle’s registration plate and your Emirates ID is required to pay traffic fines.

The service is run by Abu Dhabi Police. For assistance, call its service center at 8003333.

https://www.tamm.abudhabi/en/aspects-of-life/vehiclestransportation/trafficviolationsandfines

TAMM App for  Android or iOS

UAE Ministry of Interior (MOI)

Online payment of traffic fines can be accessed at the MOI website under Electronic Services.

Register for an account to pay fines. You can also sign in with UAE PASS and then click on the traffic and license services.

After that, you can search the fine record and make a payment. You can also download the MOI app for Android and Apple devices.

https://www.moi.gov.ae/en/eservices/login.aspx

It is, however, required that you create an account, either through your Emirate ID or using a valid e-mail address, before you can access the service.

MOI App for Android and iOS

Self Service Kiosks (SAHL) KIOSKS

The SAHL, or Smart Teller Kiosk, is a digital e-payment machine located across Abu Dhabi.

This could be advantageous for motorists not familiar with online methods of paying fines.

You can use these machines to inquire and pay traffic fines, as well as replace your driver’s license or vehicle registration certificate.

By inserting your Emirates ID, you will be presented with information about all the vehicles registered to you.

Payment of fines is now a lot more convenient thanks to these kiosks.

How can I get a discount on Abu Dhabi traffic fines?

  • Everyone does not intentionally violate traffic regulations. Violations of traffic rules may be caused by anything, but paying a fine is inevitable. In Abu Dhabi, traffic fines are very high.
  • Abu Dhabi motorists can sigh with relief because they can get a discount on traffic fines.
  • Those who pay their traffic fines within 60 days can get a 35% discount. In addition, discounts are applied to late payment fees as well as impound fees.

To get the discount, follow these steps:

  • Go to the Abu Dhabi Police Headquarters and visit the “Fines Department”
  • Documents such as Emirates IDs, driving licenses, and registrations are required
  • The executive will provide a printout of the violations.
  • Traffic authorities will provide a form requesting the violation be transferred to the traffic court.

Within 48 hours of receiving the application, once the application has been approved, motorists will receive a letter confirming the application.

If the applicant would like to avail of the discount and get the fee waived, he or she must bring the documents to the traffic court.

Discounts on traffic fines in Abu Dhabi are not available in the following circumstances:

  • Using the Abu Dhabi fine traffic discount, you cannot drop license suspension and black point charges.
  • Traffic fine discounts are not applicable If a driver has 24 black points on their license.
  • If you are caught driving on a drunken or drugged basis, the court will decide how much your fine will be.
  • If you have a hefty traffic fine to pay, you can arrange to have it paid in installments.
  • You must clear traffic fines first if you plan to leave the country.

Is it possible to pay traffic fines offline in Abu Dhabi?

  • If you want to pay in cash, you should visit the traffic department’s Baniyas East office. The office is open from 7:30 am to 2:30 pm.
  • Alternatively, you can pay over the phone by calling the traffic hotline at 8003333 and following the instructions.

Is it possible to pay Abu Dhabi traffic fines in installments?

  • Payment of traffic fines in Abu Dhabi is possible through one of the partner banks in the city.
  • Using a credit card, you can pay traffic fines in interest-free installments at any of the following banks,
  • Among the banks, you can choose from Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank (ADCB), Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank (ADIB), Emirates Islamic Bank, First Abu Dhabi Bank (FAB), and Mashreq Al Islami.

Black point systems and hefty fines keep the roads safe for all. People are more likely to be careful on the road when they know how much a mistake can actually cost.

Keeping the city safer requires strict adherence to these laws. To experience Abu Dhabi’s safety on the roads without owning your own vehicle, take a look at all these Abu Dhabi used cars for sale and find one that suits you.

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