Dubai Traffic Police (RTA) Fines 2019: List, Rules, Enquiry, Discounts

Dubai Traffic Police (RTA) Fines 2019: List, Rules, Enquiry, Discounts

RTA fines are something all of us want to avoid but if you're still confused about what can be fined and for how much, be sure to check out our comprehensive list!
Dubai Traffic Police (RTA) Fines 2019: List, Rules, Enquiry, Discounts

The Dubai Traffic Police is responsible for ensuring that motorists abide by traffic rules, making the emirate’s roads safer for driving. They use the latest and best technology, such as drones, CCTVs and artificial intelligence tools, to make Dubai a safer and smarter city. Drones are used to monitor traffic on the roads and to detect congestion during peak hours, sending this information directly to the control room so that any bottlenecks and accidents can be managed. 

To improve traffic conditions and reduce the number of accidents, Dubai Police frequently updates rules and speed limits, based on studies conducted with the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA). They also make use of social media to notify Dubai residents of any changes and to spread public service messages regarding safe driving.

Dubai Police Discounts

In February 2019, Dubai Police announced that motorists would be able to avail discounts on traffic fines during the Year of Tolerance. Motorists who don’t commit traffic offences for three months (counted from 6th February) will get a 25 percent discount, while those who don’t commit traffic offences for six months (from 6th February) will enjoy a 50 percent discount on their traffic fines. They can even get up to a 100% reduction if they don’t commit any violations during the year. 

People can search for and pay their fines on the Dubai Police website or the  RTA website.

Complete List of Dubai Traffic Fines

Here is a comprehensive list of Dubai traffic fines:

Sr

Description

Fine Amount

Black Points

Vehicle Confiscation Period

1

Driving dangerously (racing)

2000

12

30 Days

2

Driving under the influence of alcohol, drugs or similar substances

Decided by court

24

60 Days

3

Driving a vehicle without number plates

1000

24

60 Days

4

Causing death of others

Decided by court

12

30 Days

5

Not stopping after causing an accident that resulted in injuries

Decided by court

24

60 Days

6

Reckless driving

2000

12

30 Days

7

Exceeding maximum speed limit by more than 60km/h

1000

12

30 Days

8

Driving in a way that is dangerous to the public

1000

12

30 Days

9

Jumping a red light

800

8

15 Days

10

Running away from a traffic policeman

800

12

30 Days

11

Dangerous overtaking by trucks

800

24

60 Days

12

Causing a car to overturn

Decided by court

8

13

Causing serious injuries

Decided by court

8

14

Exceeding maximum speed limit by not more than 60km/h

900

6

15

Exceeding maximum speed limit by not more than 50km/h

800

16

Overtaking on the hard shoulder

600

6

17

Entering road dangerously

600

6

18

Causing moderate injury

Decided by court

6

19

Heavy vehicle lane discipline

600

6

20

Overtaking from a prohibited place

600

6

21

Causing serious damage to a vehicle

Decided by court

6

22

Exceeding maximum speed limit by not more than 40km/h

700

23

Parking in fire hydrant places, spaces allocated for people   with special needs and ambulance parking

1000

4

24

Exceeding maximum speed limit by not more than 30km/h

600

25

Driving against traffic

400

4

26

Allowing children under 10 years old to sit in the front seat   of a vehicle

400

4

27

Failure to fasten seat belt while driving

400

4

28

Failure to leave a safe distance

400

4

29

Failure to follow the directions of a traffic policeman

400

30

Exceeding maximum speed limit by not more than 20km/h

500

31

Entering a road without ensuring that it is clear

400

4

32

Exceeding permitted level of car window tinting

500

30 Days

33

Not giving way to emergency, police and public service   vehicles or official convoys

500

4

34

Driving a heavy vehicle that does not comply with safety and   security conditions

500

30 Days

35

Failure to stop after causing an accident

500

36

Driving a noisy vehicle

500

30 Days

37

Allowing others to drive a vehicle for which they are   unlicensed

500

38

Loading a heavy vehicle in a way that may pose danger to   others or to the road

500

6

7 Days

39

Overload or protruding load from a heavy vehicle without   permission

500

6

7 Days

40

Driving a vehicle that causes pollution

500

41

Stopping on the road for no reason

500

4

42

Stopping on a yellow box

500

43

Not giving pedestrians way on pedestrian crossings

500

6

44

Failure to abide by traffic signs and directions

500

45

Throwing waste from vehicles onto roads

500

4

46

Refusing to give traffic police name and address when required

500

47

Stopping vehicle on the left side of the road in prohibited   places

500

48

Stopping vehicle on pedestrian crossing

500

49

Teaching driving in a training vehicle that does not bear a   learning sign

500

50

Teaching driving in a non-training vehicle without permission   from licensing authority

500

51

Placing marks on the road that may damage the road or block   traffic

500

52

Operating industrial, construction and mechanical vehicles and   tractors without permission from licensing authority

500

7 Days

53

Modifying vehicle’s engine without permission

400

54

Modifying vehicle’s chasses without permission

400

55

Changing vehicle’s color without permission

400

56

Exceeding maximum speed limit by not more than 10km/h

400

57

Driving with a driving license issued by a foreign country   except in permitted cases

400

58

Violating the terms of the driving license

300

59

Parking behind vehicles and blocking their movement

300

60

Towing a vehicle or a boat with an unprepared vehicle

300

61

Driving a vehicle that omits gases or fumes with substances   exceeding permitted rates

300

62

Leaving a vehicle on the road with its engine running

300

63

No lights on the back or sides of trailer container

200

64

Lights on the back or sides of container not working

200

65

Taxis, which have designated pickup areas, stopping in   undesignated places

200

4

66

Prohibited entry

200

4

67

Blocking traffic

200

68

Vehicle unfit for driving

200

7 Days

69

Driving a light vehicle that does not comply with safety and   security conditions

200

7 Days

70

Not lifting exhaust of trucks

200

7 Days

71

Not covering loads of trucks

3000

7 Days

72

Using vehicle for purposes other than designated

200

4

7 Days

73

Heavy vehicle prohibited entry

200

4

7 Days

74

Violating loading or unloading regulations in parking

200

4

7 Days

75

Carrying and transporting passengers illegally

200

4

7 Days

76

Writing phrases or placing stickers on vehicle without   permission

200

77

Not taking road safety measures during vehicle breakdowns

200

78

Turning at undesignated points

200

4

79

Turning the wrong way

200

4

80

Loading a light vehicle in a way that may pose a danger to   others or to the road

200

3

7 Days

81

Overload or protruding load on light vehicles without   permission

200

3

7 Days

82

Stopping vehicle without keeping the distance specified by the   law from a curve or junction

200

83

Transporting passengers by vehicle undesignated for this   purpose

200

4

84

Sudden swerve

200

4

85

Driving a taxi without required license

200

4

86

Carrying passengers in driving training vehicle

200

4

87

Driving a taxi with an expired warranty

200

88

Reversing dangerously

200

89

Taxi refusing to carry passengers

200

4

90

Falling or leaking load

3000

12

30 Days

91

Not securing vehicle while parked

200

92

Parking in prohibited places

200

2

93

Parking in loading and offloading areas without need

200

94

Parking on road shoulder except in cases of emergency

200

95

Using multi-colored lights

200

96

Not wearing helmet while driving motorbike

200

4

97

Exceeding passenger limit

200

3

98

Driving with tires in poor condition

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200

7 Days

99

Driving with an expired driving license

200

3

100

Not renewing vehicle registration after expiry

400

101

Driving unlicensed vehicle

200

7 Days

102

Violation of laws of using commercial number plates

200

103

Not fixing number plates in designated places

200

2

104

Driving with one number plate

200

2

105

Driving at night or in foggy weather without lights

200

4

106

Using not matching number plates for trailer and container

200

107

Not fixing reflective stickers at the back of trucks and heavy   vehicles

200

108

Not using indicators when changing direction or turning

200

3

109

Not giving way for vehicles to pass on the left

200

110

Not giving way to vehicles coming from the left where required

200

111

Stopping a vehicle in a way that may pose danger or block   traffic

200

3

112

Failure to have vehicle examined after carrying out major   modification to engine or body

200

7 Days

113

Using training vehicles outside of timings specified by   licensing authority

200

114

Using training vehicles in places not designated by licensing   authority

200

115

Overtaking from the right

200

4

116

Overtaking in a wrong way

200

3

117

Driving an unlicensed vehicle

200

7 Days

118

Abuse of parking space

200

3

119

Number plates with unclear numbers

200

3

120

Violating tariff

200

6

121

Light vehicle lane discipline

200

2

122

Parking vehicles on pavement

200

3

123

Not showing vehicle registration card when required

200

124

Not showing driving license when required

200

125

Not fixing taxi sign where required

200

126

Not fixing a sign indicating licensed overload

200

3

127

Using interior lights for no reason while driving

100

128

Failure to abide by specified color for taxis or training cars

200

129

Failure to display tariff of buses or taxis or not showing   them when required

200

130

Broken lights

200

6

131

Using horn in prohibited areas

200

2

132

Driving below minimum speed limit

200

133

Failure to keep taxis and buses clean inside and outside

200

134

Smoking inside taxis and buses

200

135

Using hand-held mobile phone while driving

200

4

136

Not abiding by taxi drivers obligatory uniform or not keeping   it in good condition

100

137

Calling on passengers in the presence of signs

100

138

Not displaying truck’s load on both sides

100

139

Not carrying driving license while driving

100

140

Not carrying vehicle registration card while driving

100

141

Driving without spectacles or contact lenses

100

142

Not using interior light in buses at night

100

143

Broken indicator lights

100

2

144

Using horn in a disturbing way

100

2

145

Having no red light at the back of vehicle

100

146

Opening left door of taxi

100

3

147

Pedestrians crossing from undesignated places (If any existed)

200

Dubai Roads and Transport Authority (RTA)

The Roads and Transport Authority of Dubai is a government authority providing an advanced transport network for people in Dubai. It was  founded in 2005 and implements initiatives to  upgrade public transport facilities and improve roads across the emirate. Its mission is to develop an integrated, sustainable and world-class transportation system for the residents of Dubai.

The RTA is responsible for the smooth running of inter-city transportation, buses, taxis, marine transport, tram and the metro. It also looks after the registration and licensing of vehicles, issuance of driving licenses, Salik (toll) accounts, parking spaces and permits, roads engineering and beautification, and commercial ads on the right of way.

RTA has won several awards for innovation, health and safety standards, customer experience, etc. Most recently, in January 2019, it received two international awards: 

  1. the Global Benchmarking Award presented by the Global Benchmarking Network in collaboration with the European Foundation for Quality Management and Asia Pacific Quality Organization
  2. International Innovation Award organised by Enterprise Asia

Dubai residents can approach the RTA by calling 8009090 or visiting a branch or the head office in Al Garhoud, Dubai. They can also avail services related to taxis, parking, Salik, Nol cards etc., using the RTA mobile app. 

Complete List of Dubai RTA Fines

The RTA imposes fines and penalties related to parking violations, Salik (toll roads) and use of public transport (metro, buses and trams).  

1. Dubai Buses Fines

Public Buses Penalties

Violation Description

AED

Using public transport modes, facilities and services or entering / existing fare zones without paying the due fare.

AED200

Failure to present a Nol Card upon request.

AED200

Using a third party card

AED200

Using an expired card.

AED200

Using an invalid card.

AED500

Using a fake card.

AED200

Selling Nol cards without prior permit from the RTA

AED500

Destroying, sabotaging or tampering with the systems, tools or seats of the public transport modes.

AED200

Spitting, littering, doing any act that may contaminate public transport modes, facilities and services.

AED100

Causing inconvenience to users of public transport modes, facilities and services in any way whatever.

AED200

Smoking inside public transport modes, facilities and services.

AED200

Taking hazardous materials inside public transport modes, facilities and services including weapons, sharp materials or inflammable.

AED200

Taking alcohol inside public transport modes, facilities and services.

AED200

Selling goods and commodities inside public transport modes, facilities and services or promoting the same through any type of advertisement or propaganda.

AED200

Opening public buses’ door or leaving it open during the movement between stations or during parking.

AED100

Entering or sitting in places allocated for specific people inside the bus. (ex. female areas).

AED100

Carrying or using materials or equipment which may annoy other passengers or may endanger their safety.

AED100

Sleeping in passengers bus shelters or in undesignated places.

AED300

Acting in a way that may cause public transport driver to lose attention or obstructing his vision while driving.

AED200

Standing or sitting on part of public transport modes, facilities and services that is not allocated for passengers use.

AED100

Eating and drinking in a prohibited places.

AED100

2. Dubai Parking Fines

Parking Penalties

Violation Description

AED

Non-payment of parking tariff, or ticket is not visible.

AED150

Exceeding parking time

AED100

Exceeding maximum parking hours

AED100

Obstruction/Misuse of parking facility

AED200

Vehicle crossing the sidewalk or stand on it

AED200

Use Forbidden parking

AED200

Park vehicle  without plate number

AED1000

Unauthorized usage of special need parking , or using expired permit, or a permit is not visible clearly.

AED1000

Park  vehicle in reserving parking, or not showing a permit

AED1000

Car demonstration for sale or rent on a restricted area.

AED1000

Implement parking umbrella without a permit.

AED1000

Harmed or damaged parking, ticket machines or zone plates.

AED1000

Removing parking, ticket machines or zone plates without permit

AED10000

3. Salik Penalties

Salik Penalties

Violation Description

AED

When you pass through a Salik toll gate with insufficient funds in your Salik account to cover the toll fee and no Salik account recharge has been made within 5 Business Days after the toll trip..

AED 50 each time you pass through a Salik toll gate.

There is a maximum of one violation per day

When you pass through a Salik toll gate with no registered Salik tag on your vehicle and no tag is purchased and registered within 10 Business Days after the toll trip.

AED 100 the first day time pass,

AED 200 the second time you pass,

AED 400 each subsequent time you pass.

There is a maximum of one violation per day.

4. Dubai Tram Fines

Tram Penalties

Violation Description

AED

Use of public transport facilities and relevant transport services or to enter or exit the fare zone areas without payment of exact fare.

AED200

Failure to present the Unified Card upon request.

AED200

Using a card designated for others.

AED200

Using an expired card.

AED200

Using an invalid card.

AED200

Selling Unified Cards without prior permission from the Authority.

AED200

Using Counterfeit card.

AED500

Causing a disturbance or inconvenience in any way to users of Public Transport and Public Facilities and Services.

AED100

Accessing or sitting in areas designated for specific categories.

AED100

Eating and Drinking in areas where eating and drinking are not allowed.

AED100

Sleeping in passenger shelters or any place where sleeping is prohibited.

AED300

Damaging, vandalising or destroying equipment or seats on Public Transport and Public Transport Facilities and Services.

AED2000

Parking vehicles in areas designated for metro users for a period exceeding the permitted period.

AED 100 per day & Up to 1000

Entry into restricted areas inside Public Transport and Public Transport Facilities and Services in violation of posted warning signs and boards.

AED100

Standing or sitting in non- passenger areas inside Public Transport and Public Transport Facilities and Services.

AED100

Putting feet on seats.

AED100

Selling or promoting, in any way goods and commodities inside Public Transport and Public Transport Facilities.

AED200

Failure to comply with the instructions of the inspectors or authorised personnel of the Authority or obstructing the performance of their duties.

AED200

Using Public Transport and Public Transport Facilities and Services contrary to the Authority’s instructions posted on signboards.

AED200

Bringing animals into Public Transport and Public Transport Facilities and Services, except guide dogs for blind persons.

AED100

Spitting, littering, or performing any act that would compromise the cleanness of Public Transport and Public Transport Facilities and Services.

AED200

Smoking inside Public Transport and Public Transport Facilities and Services.

AED200

Driving through red light without causing an accident.

AED5000

Causing an accident leading to bodily injury.

AED15000

Causing an accident leading to death.

AED30000

Misusing lifts or escalators.

AED100

Boarding the Public Transport Facilities and Services by climbing or jumping.

AED100

Opening the doors or attempting to access or leave Public Transport while it is moving between stations and stops.

AED100

Carrying or using materials or equipment that may cause inconvenience to users of Public Transport and Public Transport Facilities and Services or endanger their safety.

AED100

Causing any distraction or obstruction to driver of Public Transport Facilities and Services while he is driving.

AED200

Carrying Alcoholic beverages inside Public Transport and Public Transport Facilities and Services.

AED500

Carrying hazardous items, including weapons, sharp tools or inflammable materials, inside Public Transport and Public Transport Facilities and Services.

AED1000

Using any security or safety device or tool, including emergency exits where it is not necessary.

AED2000

Throwing or causing the throwing of waste on the tracks.

AED500

Unauthorized access to prohibited zones.

AED1000

Crossing the tracks anywhere other than the designated areas.

AED1000

Interfering with or attempting to interfere with the operation of the Tram or affect its safety or the safety of its infrastructure.

AED2000

Unauthorized interception of the Tram on the Tracks.

AED3000

Misuse of the emergency buttons

AED2000

5. Dubai Metro Fines

Metro Penalties

Violation Description

AED

Use of public transport facilities and relevant transport services or to enter or exit the fare zone areas without payment of exact fare.

AED200

Failure to present the Unified Card upon request.

AED200

Using a card designated for others.

AED200

Using an expired card.

AED200

Using an invalid card.

AED200

Selling Unified Cards without prior permission from the Authority.

AED200

Using Counterfeit card.

AED500

Causing a disturbance or inconvenience in any way to users of Public Transport and Public Facilities and Services.

AED100

Accessing or sitting in areas designated for specific categories.

AED100

Eating and Drinking in areas where eating and drinking are not allowed.

AED100

Sleeping in passenger shelters or any place where sleeping is prohibited.

AED300

Damaging, vandalising or destroying equipment or seats on Public Transport and Public Transport Facilities and Services.

AED2000

Parking vehicles in areas designated for metro users for a period exceeding the permitted period.

AED 100 per day & Up to 1000

Entry into restricted areas inside Public Transport and Public Transport Facilities and Services in violation of posted warning signs and boards.

AED100

Standing or sitting in non- passenger areas inside Public Transport and Public Transport Facilities and Services.

AED100

Putting feet on seats.

AED100

Selling or promoting, in any way goods and commodities inside Public Transport and Public Transport Facilities.

AED200

Failure to comply with the instructions of the inspectors or authorised personnel of the Authority or obstructing the performance of their duties.

AED200

Using Public Transport and Public Transport Facilities and Services contrary to the Authority’s instructions posted on signboards.

AED200

Bringing animals into Public Transport and Public Transport Facilities and Services, except guide dogs for blind persons.

AED100

Spitting, littering, or performing any act that would compromise the cleanness of Public Transport and Public Transport Facilities and Services.

AED200

Smoking inside Public Transport and Public Transport Facilities and Services.

AED200

Misusing lifts or escalators.

AED100

Boarding the Public Transport Facilities and Services by climbing or jumping.

AED100

Opening the doors or attempting to access or leave Public Transport while it is moving between stations and stops.

AED100

Carrying or using materials or equipment that may cause inconvenience to users of Public Transport and Public Transport Facilities and Services or endanger their safety.

AED100

Causing any distraction or obstruction to driver of Public Transport Facilities and Services while he is driving.

AED200

Carrying Alcoholic beverages inside Public Transport and Public Transport Facilities and Services.

AED500

Carrying hazardous items, including weapons, sharp tools or inflammable materials, inside Public Transport and Public Transport Facilities and Services.

AED1000

Using any security or safety device or tool, including emergency exits where it is not necessary.

AED2000

Misuse of the emergency buttons

AED2000

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