Being a busy country,traffic laws in Dubai is getting stricter in order to ensure the safety of the people.Penalty in the form of black points or fines will be incurred in case of any violations.In addition to these, violators can even get suspension or cancellation of their license for a period of time.So be good on the road!!Obey the rules!!
In order to avoid driving offenses,Dubai Police has introduced black point system along with the fines system.A certain number of black points will be placed on your license for committing an illegal offense while driving.For example, speeding fines results in black points with 12 points indicated for more than 60kph speed limit, and 6 black points for more than 50kph. If the black points accumulated exceed 24 points , you may be banned from driving for a year.
The Traffic Department of Dubai Police has offered motorists a chance to reduce some of their the black points before reaching the 24-point limit.All you need to do is to register for the one day training course by Dubai Police,attend the course,pay 810 Dhs as fees at the time of attendance and get 8 points deducted.
If a traffic violation is made after reaching the black point limit, your driving licence is confiscated for the following periods of time:
- 3 months confiscation after the first traffic violation when black point limit has been reached.
- 6 months confiscation after the second traffic violation.
- 12 months confiscation after the third traffic violation, and the driver must pass a driving course at a driving school under the authority of the emirate where the third violation was committed.
All fines and black points are usually issued to the vehicle owner.You can get it transferred to the person who was actually driving. In that case,you need to visit the customer service centre along with the person who was actually driving the vehicle,to declare that he was driving and get it issued against his license.The registered online users can also transfer black points online.
If you have committed a traffic offense while driving a rental car, your car hire company might pay it and later include the cost in your bill.So it is better to contact your car rental company and get to know how to handle it.
Validity of black points incurred is one year and gets cancelled every year.List of Traffic Rules Violations and its related Penalties can be viewed here.
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