The Ministry of Interior has recently announced new traffic rules with tougher penalties. It will be made official soon and will be implemented in all seven emirates.

Here are some of the violations and corresponding penalties:

Driving at 80km/h over the speed limit for light vehicles Dh3,000 fine, 23 black points, and car impounded for 60 days
Exceeding maximum speed limit by more than 60km/hr Dh2000 fine, 12 black points and vehicle impounded for 30 days
Driving under the influence of alcohol Penalty to be decided by the court, 23 black points and vehicle impounded for 60 days
Causing death of others Penalty to be decided by the court, 23 black points, vehicle impounded for 60 days
Causing serious injuries Penalty to be decided by the court, 23 black points and vehicle impounded for 30 days
Jumping a red light for light vehicles Dh1000 fine, 12 black points and vehicle impounded for 30 days
Overtaking on the hard shoulder Dh1000 fine, 6 black points
Driving against traffic Dh600 fine, 4 black points
Failure to fasten seat belt while driving for all passengers Dh400 fine, 4 black points