Traffic authorities have announced that three new traffic and parking fines will soon be introduced in the UAE to improve the state of pedestrian safety in the country. This major decision has been taken by authorities after observing an increase in speeding-related accidents that threatened the safety of pedestrians near pedestrian crossings and school areas. A new parking fine will also be introduced to penalize parking offenders with hefty fines. Speeding has been identified as a major reason behind road deaths in the UAE, which is why authorities have been taking several initiatives to warn motorists against committing this dangerous violation.

These initiatives include amendments being made to the traffic law and launch of public awareness campaigns to name just a few significant ones. The new initiative of introducing three new traffic fines is expected to improve the safety of pedestrians near pedestrian crossings and school areas.

Names of the New Traffic and Parking Fines

Three new traffic and parking fines will be introduced in the UAE to improve the safety of pedestrians in the emirate and to regulate a smooth flow of traffic. Motorists should be aware of this change in the traffic law so that they can avoid hefty fines for committing dangerous traffic violations.

Listed below are the three new traffic fines that will soon be introduced in the UAE:

  • AED 500 fine for stopping a vehicle on the pedestrian crossing
  • AED 400 fine for stopping a vehicle in a way that threatens the safety of pedestrians
  • AED 400 fine for parking a vehicle on the pavement

The traffic monitoring radars and speeding cameras have been installed across all the major roads and highways of the UAE to nab down traffic offenders involved in dangerous traffic violations. Motorists must be careful in their approach to avoid traffic penalties for committing dangerous traffic violations that include traffic fines, black points and confiscation of the vehicle involved in a traffic offence. Motorists can even be detained for committing some dangerous traffic violations that can be prosecuted by courts in the UAE.