New Traffic Regulations in Abu Dhabi From July 1
Reeling from non-compliance and safety related issues, Abu Dhabi has made it mandatory to use child seats for children under the age of four apart from other laws in a bid to further strengthen traffic regulations.
The newly amended regulations will be implemented from this week, starting from July 1.
The new rules also include a penalty of four points from the driving license and a fine of AED 400 if the drivers and all the passengers haven’t put on seat belts.
Within the amendment are regulations that the drivers will have to follow, such as providing child seats for children aged less than four; additionally making children less than ten years of age and below the height of 145 cm to sit in front will warrant AED 400 fine.
A daily penalty of AED 50 for no claim of the vehicle after the seizure period ends will also be levied with maximum up to AED 3,000.
To curb the menace of motorcycle riders as well as motorists who jump red lights and thus cause accidents, a penalty of 12 points from the driving license and a fine of AED 1,000 will be a part of the new regulations. This is in addition to seizing of the vehicle for a period of one month.
To control the crowding during accidents that lead to congestion, a penalty of six points and a fine of AED 1,000 will be charged from those found doing so.
The new amendments allow tinting of the car’s window glass by up to 50 percent, but the windscreen has been exempted and can’t be tinted. Anybody found driving with tinted windows without permission will have to cough up a fine of AED 3,000 along with 24 points from the license.
A fine of AED 3,000 and seizure for 90 days will be enforced if a person uses three-wheeled motorcycles on the Abu Dhabi roads.