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AED1,000 fine for “sudden deviation” on Dubai roads

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The UAE’s Ministry of Interior has released a video clarifying what sudden deviation is.

The 23 second video, which may seem self-explanatory, is worth a watch as the action could see motorists face a cash fine of AED1,000 and four black points added to their driver’s licence.

If you’re new to the roads in Dubai, here is a list of rules that you should know about…

  • Under decree No.178, drivers caught without number plates will face an AED3000 fine, 23 black points and will have their cars confiscated for 90 days
  • Those caught driving noisy vehicles (cars that have had the sound of their exhaust and engine enhanced and those caught blasting music) face a fine of up to AED2000 and will have six black points added to their licence
  • Drivers caught without seatbelts will be penalised with a fine of AED400 and four black points. The driver will be fined the same amount for each passenger caught without a seatbelt
  • Drivers caught exceeding the maximum speed limit by 80kmph will be issued a AED3000 fine, 23 black points and will have their car confiscated for 60 days
  • Drivers caught exceeding the maximum speed limit by 60kmph will be given a AED2000 fine, 12 black points and will have their car impounded for 30 days
  • Drivers who exceed the speed limit by less than 60kmphr will face a fine of AED1500 and will receive six black points and have their car impounded for 15 days
  • People caught driving above the speed limit by 50, 40, 30 and 20kmph will receive a cash fine of AED1000, AED700, AED600 and AED300 respectively

For the full list of fines, click here.

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