To ensure maximum safety of the residents and tourists in Dubai, Dubai’s traffic police shows strictness when it comes to breaking traffic rules and regulations. The Dubai Police has recently issued a list of the top traffic offenses in 2015, spanning across the first seven months of the year.
According to the stats, obstructing traffic was the No. 1 violation witnessed on Dubai’s roads as 150,829 motorists were caught and fined for the offense. A fine of Dh200 is paid by defaulters.
With 117,739 motorists violating this traffic rule, lane indiscipline became the second highest traffic violation. Violators of the rule pay Dh200 and get two black points by the traffic police. On third number comes, parking in prohibited places with 104,781 violators in 2015. People who do not follow this rule are required to pay a fine of Dh200 along with getting two black points.
If a motorist switches lane without waiting, they have to pay a fine of Dh200 plus two black points while those with cars or other heavy vehicles are fined Dh600 and given six black points.
In the UAE,tailgating is the third major cause of traffic death and comes to fifth position in the list of most violated traffic rules. 36,196 people violated this law in 2015 and were fined Dh400 with four black points.
With a total number of 35,958 violators, not wearing seatbelt while driving is the sixth traffic rule which is violated the most. Violators are charged Dh400 and given four black points. Parking on the pavements comes on seventh position with 35,243 violators and a penalty of Dh200 and four black points.
While using handheld mobile phone while driving, 24,360 people were fined Dh200 and given four black points as a penalty. For overtaking on hard shoulder of the road, a fine of Dh600 plus six black points was taken from 21,690 people and were given six black points.
A total of 21,096 people reversed dangerously and were fined Dh200 as a result. People who took a u-turn at undesignated places in 2015 were 15,926 and were fined Dh200 with four black points. Jumping a red signal is the twelfth most violated rule with 13,466 violators. They were fined Dh800 plus 8 points and a penalty.