8 violations that can lead to traffic fines in the UAE

Traffic fines in Abu Dhabi
UAE’s radar’s are powered by the latest technology including AI

Traffic fines in the UAE are not limited to only speeding. Radars installed in the UAE are powered by the latest technology including AI to detect more than speeding offence.

Here’s a list of violations that can also lead to traffic fines in the UAE.

  • Vehicles with expired registrations

According to the federal traffic rules, driving a vehicle with expired registration is a punishable offence. Motorist will receive four black points and a fine of AED 500. The vehicle will be impounded for seven days if the registration is expired over three months prior.

  • Noisy vehicles

Some motorist modify their vehicles illegally to boostĀ  speed. Such vehicles induce panic sounds meant to intimidate. The Sharjah Police have a radar that detect noisy vehicles. It is powered by Solar technology and sends an alert to the police if one or more vehicle will cause noise on the same road.

A fine of AED 2,000 issued for vehicles emitting sounds exceeding 95 decibels. Federal traffic law also stipulate 12 black points for driving a noisy vehicle.

  • TailgatingĀ 

Some radars in the UAE detect and penalise tailgating. The Umm Al Quwain Police last year activated radars to detect traffic violations. Abu Dhabi Police had earlier implemented a similar smart system.

Failure to leave a safe distance from vehicle in front is punishable with a AED 400/- fine and four black points.

  • Using phones while driving, seat belt violations

The Abu Dhabi Police have installed an automated system to detect motorists who use their mobile phones while driving or don’t buckle up. The system captures high-resolution images through cameras powered by AI.

The fine for using mobile phone while driving is AED 800/- plus four black points. The penalty for not wearing the seat belt is AED 400/- plus four black points.

  • Traffic signal radars

Radars installed at signalised junctions can detect cars that jump red light, make a wrong turn or take a U-turn from forbidden areas and speeding cars.

The penalty to jump a red light signal is AED 1,000/- plus 12 black points and a 30 day confiscation of the vehicle involved.

  • Violation at pedestrian crossings

In April 2022, Abu Dhabi Police activated radars to catch motorists who do not stop at the pedestrian crossings. The fine is AED 500/- and six black points for not giving way to pedestrians.

  • Sudden lane change

Traffic authorities in Abu Dhabi have installed radars to detect sudden changing of lanes, swerving at traffic signals.

The fine for not using indicator or sudden change lane is AED 400/-

  • Radars on School Buses

Abu Dhabi Police have activated Radars on school buses in Abu Dhabi. Those ignoring the stop signs will be slapped with AED 1,000/- fine and 10 traffic points for refusing to stop for the left mounted sign on the school buses.


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