For the Road Ahead…Be Equipped For The new RTA rules

2 October 2017 0 Comments

The UAE’s federal law has recently been amended, with new fines and regulations now in place. These federal laws are now applicable across the whole of the UAE. Here’s what you need to know about them. 

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  • Seatbelts have been made compulsory for all people inside the car, which means the driver as well as the passengers will have to wear seatbelts. Failure in doing so will fetch you a fine of Dhs 400 and 4 black points.
  • Using mobile phones whilst driving will land you in trouble. Drivers texting or making calls on their phones whilst driving could be fined Dhs 800 and will gain 4 black points.
  • All those speedy drivers beware. Exceeding the speed limit by more than 59 km/h over the speed limit could mean a Dhs 1500 fine, 6 black points and confiscation for 15 days, more than 29 km/h is Dhs 600.
  • Don’t even consider driving after drinking. Driving under the influence of alcohol will fetch you a fine of Dhs 20,000 and/or a jail term, which will be decided at court. It will also cost you 23 black points and your vehicle will be confiscated for 60 days.
  • Window tints of more than 50% will result in a fine of Dhs 1500, whilst a noisy vehicle or causing excessive noise disturbance could cost you Dhs 2,000 and 6 black points.
  • Driving without a valid insurance and registration will catch you a fine of Dhs 500, 4 black points and your vehicle impounded for a week. So, make sure your vehicle has an auto insurance cover. If not, purchase one now. 
  • Both car and motorcycle drivers will now be fined Dhs 1,000 for ignoring traffic lights. They will incur 12 black points and their vehicles will be seized for a month.
  • Crowding during accidents, which means inappropriately stopping to observe, will be fined Dhs 1000 and 6 black points.
  • A fine of Dhs 3000 and 24 black points is imposed for driving passengers commercially without permission.
  • Reckless drivers need to be careful, sudden swerving will get someone a fine of Dhs 1000 and 4 black points. Dangerous driving that endangers the lives of others will result in a Dhs 2,000 fine, 23 points and confiscation for 60 days. RSA can insure your car and protect you from any future reckless drivers. 
  • Children under four need to be in car seats now, and there is a Dhs 400 fine for drivers who allow children under the age of 10 and below 145 centimetres to sit in the front.


These are the some of the major laws that came into effect. So abide by them and drive safely!

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