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Abu Dhabi, UAESaturday 17 November 2018

Complete list of UAE traffic offences and penalties 

Rack up 24 black points for common misdemeanours such as not renewing your registration plates or parking fines and you will be banned from driving for a year

Dubai Police have urged motorists to remain calm while driving during Ramadan and to "remember that they are not the only ones who are fasting.” Chris Whiteoak / The National
Dubai Police have urged motorists to remain calm while driving during Ramadan and to "remember that they are not the only ones who are fasting.” Chris Whiteoak / The National

If you are a UAE driver, getting to know the traffic rules and regulations could save you a lot of money - as well as your licence.

Rack up 24 black points for common misdemeanors such as not renewing your registration plates or parking fines and you will be banned from driving for a year, and could also incur a hefty fine or have your vehicle impounded.

The most common fines come from speeding, while using a mobile phone and driving is a frequently reported violation that risks a Dh800 fine and four black points.

Rubbernecking, or blocking traffic flow at the scene of an accident is also an offence that carries a big penalty.

It's also worth remembering that under new regulations introduced last year, passengers failing to wear a seatbelt could cost the driver Dh400 and four black points.

With hundreds of thousands of fines and points issued this year already, here is a complete list of every penalty you could receive for a traffic violation in the UAE:

Ramon Penas / The National
Ramon Penas / The National

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