The emirates announces fine of 50,000 dirhams for crossing a red light

Ahmed Moawad - | UAE

According to the announcement made by the Dubai Police Department, the reckless drivers who run red lights will be subject to a substantial fine. The institution in charge of enforcing the law has threatened to issue a large fine of up to 50,000 UAE dirhams.

The Dubai Police have informed that this fee has already entered into force and will be enforced immediately on violators who were filmed by cameras on the highways. The effective date for this fine was July 6, and it will be imposed directly on violators.

It is interesting that the police department issued a series of video clips on its official Twitter account, showing a small truck hitting with the back of a motorbike delivery driver because the car driver failed to slow down despite the red light. The incident is depicted in the videos.

The video that was released by the police shows another incident in which a motorist runs a red light at a crossing, forcing a cyclist to slam on his brakes and sending him flying over his handlebars.

According to data obtained from the Dubai Police Department in 2022, an average of ninety drivers were pulled over each day for running red lights.

If a driver is detected going through a red light, the police will take their vehicle away from them immediately. After 30 days, returning it will cost them 50,000 dirhams, and there is a possibility that they will have to pay additional fines.

Additionally, twelve black points will be added to their license, bringing the total number of points allowed to 24.

According to statistics that were released by the Dubai Police earlier this year, there were 23 fatalities, 348 traffic accidents, and 211 injuries that resulted from drivers disregarding red lights between the years 2019 and 2022.

Because drivers in the emirate ignored the red light, more than 855 vehicles were taken into impound during that time period.

In the year 2020, Abu Dhabi was the first city to implement a penalty of 50,000 dirhams.

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traffic fines in dubai 2023

Dubai will begin issuing traffic fines in 2023.

  • Without permission from the Dubai Police, participation in road races carries a fine of one hundred thousand dirhams.
  • To run a red light will cost you 50,000 dirhams.
  • Driving in such a way that puts the lives of others in danger will result in a fine of 50,000 dirhams.
  • On paved roads, using a motorcycle or quad bike for leisure purposes carries a fine of 50,000 dirhams.
  • - Operating a motor vehicle while in possession of a forged or fabricated number plate will result in a fine of 50,000 dirhams.
  • Intentionally causing a collision with a police vehicle will result in a fine of 50,000 dirhams.
  • Driving a car while under the age of 18 will result in a fine of 50,000 dirhams.
  • A fee of 10,000 dirhams is required to reserve a vehicle for the purpose of modification.
  • Getting away from the cops will cost you 10,000 dirhams.
  • Driving without a license plate results in a fine of 10,000 dirhams.
  • Getting together to watch a race or to engage in dangerous actions on the roads - Ten thousand dirhams
  • Having tinted windows that are darker than the allowed maximum will result in a fine of 10,000 dirhams
  • The cost of modifying the vehicle to improve both its speed and its level of noise is 10,000 dirhams.

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