The UAE has introduced stricter fines for 10 weather-related traffic violations, resulting in fines of up to Dh2,000 and 23 black points, as well as 60-day vehicle confiscation for violators. violation.
Dangerous driving in bad weather
If you drive dangerously in bad weather, you risk being fined Dh2,000, along with 23 black points and confiscation of your vehicle for 60 days.
Improper use of hazard lights
Some drivers use hazard lights in rain or fog, causing confusion on the road. This offense carries a fine of Dh500 and four black points.
Driving without headlights in fog
In foggy conditions, if your vehicle’s headlights are not on, you risk a Dh500 fine and four black points.
Ignoring official instructions
Failure to follow official instructions not to drive in fog can result in a Dh500 fine and four black points.
Failure to follow police instructions
Failure to follow police instructions can result in a fine of Dh400 and four black points.
Fleeing the police
If the police ask a motorist to stop and he tries to run away, he risks being fined Dh800 and 12 black points.
Gathering near dangerous areas
Gathering near valleys, flooded areas and dams in rainy weather can result in a fine of Dh1,000 and six black points.
Driving in flooded valleys
Driving in flooded valleys, regardless of danger, can result in a Dh2,000 fine, 23 black points and confiscation of the vehicle for 60 days.
Obstruction of emergency vehicles
Obstruction of traffic managers, ambulances and rescue vehicles during emergencies, natural disasters and rain can result in a fine of Dh1,000, four black points and confiscation of the vehicle for 60 days.
These tougher penalties are intended to ensure road safety in adverse weather conditions and discourage dangerous driving behavior that can endanger both the driver and others on the road.