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 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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