Starting July 1st, the city of Dubai has introduced the new UAE traffic fine laws (details below) which are meant to address the rising number of accidents and fatalities caused by speeding and reckless driving.
Several senior police officers from the UAE agreed that the new UAE traffic fine laws will put an end to speeding and reduce road fatalities, starting with a 400 dhs fine for not keeping enough distance between vehicles on the road.
Major General Mohammad Saif Al Zafein, Assistant Chief for Operation Affairs at Dubai Police said; “The [new] law is more harsh and has tough punishments for dangerous offences like reckless driving, using the phone when driving and speeding,” he also stated that he is a hundred percent sure this will stifle any sort of reckless behaviour in the future.
Al Zafein also addressed motorists claims of wanting to make more money from the public, instead he claims it’s an initiative to make the UAE roads safer.
“Some motorists believe that we increase the traffic fines to collect more money but that’s not the truth. Under the new law, fines for some offences have been reduced, which is a strong evidence that our aim is to reduce the number of accidents and deaths on the roads,” he added.
According to the new law, the fine for crossing speed limits by less than 20kmph is Dh300 while it was Dh500 in the old traffic law.
Maj-Gen Al Zafein added, “Some drivers don’t agree on having harsher penalties but when they learn of the reason behind the rules, they will realise that the law works only in their favour and will save lives.”
Watch: THIS is how much you'll pay for traffic violations from Saturday.http://bit.ly/2s1N9Am
Posted by Gulf News on Wednesday, June 28, 2017