Abu dhabi Traffic Law updates

Abu Dhabi Police Traffic Law and Fines

The Abu Dhabi police has announced about the latest updates regarding serious traffic violations. The violations like street racing , jumping red traffic signal had caused 894 accidents in the emirate that has claimed 66 people's life in year 2019, a senior police officer said.

With the analysis of above reports, the Abu dhabi police introduced penalties which are stiffer in September 2020 for such offences and violation, with immediate effect of vehicle impoundment and fines amount up to Dh50,000. Brigadier General Salem Abdullah Al Dhaheri, Deputy Director of the Traffic and Patrols Directorate, stated that the new traffic law came into effect on September 9.

The above news announced during a online lecture on road safety organised by the Councils Affairs Office at the Abu Dhabi Crown Prince's Court. "The new impounding rules and fines were introduced after comprehensive traffic studies so as to reduce reckless behaviours among drivers and to reduce accidents."

The serious violations included in the new law are following.
  1. Street racing
  2. Driving a car without valid number plates
  3. Causing damage to police vehicles
  4. Jumping the red light
  5. Failure to give priority to pedestrians
  6. Sudden deviation
  7. Speeding
  8. Tailgating
Vehicles can be impounded for allowing children below 10 to sit in the front seat. Another cause for impoundment is racking up more than Dh7,000 in traffic fines.

Impounded vehicles that remain unclaimed for three months will be auctioned. And if the value of the vehicle is less than the fines due, the remaining balance will be added to the offender's traffic file.

Check your Abu Dhabi Police fines by going to the below link. The official site of Abu Dhabi police to check traffic fines in the emirate.

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