Starting July 1, you will most definitely get a fine for not wearing a seatbelt, even in the back seat!
Newly amended Federal Traffic laws will be implemented this summer, Major General Mohammed Saif Al Zafeen, Head of the Traffic Prosecution Council and Assistant Commander-in-Chief of the Dubai Police Operations said, reports Khaleej Times.
He added that the Federal Traffic Prosecution is also studying the possibility of assigning community service to individuals committing dangerous violations.
The amendments come into place after thorough research and studies conducted over the last 4 years, with the main goal of reducing mortality. You will soon see awareness campaigns throughout the city to increase awareness about the new laws coming into place.
New Traffic Laws:
- Mandatory child seats for children age 4 and under
- Mandatory seatbelts for all passengers, including rear seat ones
- Front seat passengers must be a minimum of 145cm tall and above age 10
- Worst violations: Dh3,000 and vehicle confiscated for 90 days
- Vehicle without number plates: Fine and 24 black points
- Seatbelt violation: Dh400 per passenger, including rear seat ones
- Speeding 60km over limit: Dh2,000 fine, car confisction for 30 days and 12 black points
- Quad bikes/RVs: Dh3,000 and confiscation of vehicle for 30 days if caught driving on highways or residential areas
We're glad these rules are coming into place, the roads will soon be safer for us.