TRAFFIC VIOLATIONS AND FINES

Sharjah Traffic Fines

Traffic rules are something to be taken very seriously which is why Sharjah Traffic fines are considered quite strict. There is a huge influx of traffic in between both Sharjah and Dubai through the highway which means that there are more violations than most of the smaller cities in the Gulf. These traffic fines are in place to make sure that there are little or no violations and no accidents happen. It is quite hard to control such a heavy traffic influx in between Sharjah and Dubai making things even trickier. Following the traffic rules and regulations is the key to a safe and easy flow of traffic.

In order to know about the Sharjah traffic fines in advance, you can visit the Sharjah Police Department website which offers a special service regarding Sharjah Traffic violation. You can get the service through calling on the helpline which can give you a comprehensive but easy to understand the list of Sharjah Traffic fines.

sharjah traffic fines

Importance of Traffic Rules:

The mindset that rules are put in place just to make it harder for the people using the road network needs to be done away with. The rules are put in place whenever human life is at stake and there is no way the society can thrive without them. Sometimes, especially in urban centers or big cities, the traffic rules are broken on a daily basis making the traffic fines rate per year go sky high. This is also one of the major reasons why Sharjah Traffic Fines are taken very seriously and if penalized, there is no way one can get away with it.

However, the system is made really easy to pay off these fines (that is if it is not an extremely serious offence and the traffic police court needs to step in for court hearing/proceedings). If the offence is really serious and involves these case proceedings then paying off a fine cannot help. The offender needs to show up for all hearings until and unless he is free to go and has been told so by the judge.

Ignorance of the law is no excuse in any case and this applies extremely well in the case of traffic fines Sharjah. Make sure that as a responsible citizen you are well aware of all the potential traffic violations and their respective traffic fines so that you and others can drive safe.

Sharjah Traffic Fines List

Sr. No Traffic Violation Description Fines Amount in AED Black Points Vehicle Confiscation Period
1 Driving dangerously (racing) 2000 12 30 Days
2 Driving under the influence of alcohol, drugs or similar substances Decided by court 24 60 Days
3 Driving a vehicle without number plates 1000 24 60 Days
4 Causing death of others Decided by court 12 30 Days
5 Not stopping after causing an accident that resulted in injuries Decided by court 24 60 Days
6 Reckless driving 2000 12 30 Days
7 Exceeding maximum speed limit by more than 60km/h 1000 12 30 Days
8 Driving in a way that is dangerous to the public 1000 12 30 Days
9 Jumping a red light 800 8 15 Days
10 Running away from a traffic policeman 800 12 30 Days
11 Dangerous overtaking by trucks 800 24 60 Days
12 Causing a car to overturn Decided by court 8 -
13 Causing serious injuries Decided by court 8 -
14 Exceeding maximum speed limit by not more than 60km/h 900 6 -
15 Exceeding maximum speed limit by not more than 50km/h 800 - -
16 Overtaking on the hard shoulder 600 10 30 days
17 Entering road dangerously 600 6 -
18 Causing moderate injury Decided by court 6 -
19 Heavy vehicle lane discipline 600 6 -
20 Overtaking from a prohibited place 600 6 -
21 Causing serious damage to a vehicle Decided by court 6 -
22 Exceeding maximum speed limit by not more than 40km/h 700 - -
23 Parking in fire hydrant places, spaces allocated for people with special needs and ambulance parking 1000 4 -
24 Exceeding maximum speed limit by not more than 30km/h 600 - -
25 Driving against traffic 400 4 -
26 Allowing children under 10 years old to sit in the front seat of a vehicle 400 4 -
27 Failure to fasten seat belt while driving 400 4 -
28 Failure to leave a safe distance 400 4 -
29 Failure to follow the directions of a traffic policeman - -
30 Exceeding maximum speed limit by not more than 20km/h 500 - -
31 Entering a road without ensuring that it is clear 400 4 -
32 Exceeding permitted level of car window tinting 500 - 30 Days
33 Not giving way to emergency, police and public service vehicles or official convoys 500 4 -
34 Driving a heavy vehicle that does not comply with safety and security conditions 500 - 30 Days
35 Failure to stop after causing an accident 500 - -
36 Driving a noisy vehicle 500 - 30 Days
37 Allowing others to drive a vehicle for which they are unlicensed 500 - -
38 Loading a heavy vehicle in a way that may pose danger to others or to the road 500 6 7 Days
39 Overload or protruding load from a heavy vehicle without permission 500 6  7 Days
40 Driving a vehicle that causes pollution 500 - -
41 Stopping on the road for no reason 500 4 -
42 Stopping on a yellow box 500 - -
43 Not giving pedestrians way on pedestrian crossings 500 6 -
44 Failure to abide by traffic signs and directions 500 - -
45 Throwing waste from vehicles onto roads 500 4 -
46 Refusing to give traffic police name and address when required 500 - -
47 Stopping vehicle on the left side of the road in prohibited places 500 - -
48 Stopping vehicle on pedestrian crossing 500 - -
49 Teaching driving in a training vehicle that does not bear a learning sign 500 - -
50 Teaching driving in a non-training vehicle without permission from licensing authority 500 - -
51 Placing marks on the road that may damage the road or block traffic 500 - -
52 Operating industrial, construction and mechanical vehicles and tractors without permission from licensing authority 500 - 7 Days
53 Modifying vehicles engine without permission 400 - -
54 Modifying vehicles chasses without permission 400 - -
55 Changing vehicles color without permission 400 - -
56 Exceeding maximum speed limit by not more than 10km/h 400 - -
57 Driving with a driving license issued by a foreign country except in permitted cases 400 - -
58 Violating the terms of the driving license 300 - -
59 Parking behind vehicles and blocking their movement 300 - -
60 Towing a vehicle or a boat with an unprepared vehicle 300 - -
61 Driving a vehicle that omits gases or fumes with substances exceeding permitted rates 300 - -
62 Leaving a vehicle on the road with its engine running 300 - -
63 No lights on the back or sides of trailer container 200 - -
64 Lights on the back or sides of container not working 200 - -
65 Taxis, which have designated pickup areas, stopping in undesignated places 200 4 -
66 Prohibited entry 200 4 -
67 Blocking traffic 200 - -
68 Vehicle unfit for driving 200 - 7 Days
69 Driving a light vehicle that does not comply with safety and security conditions 200 - 7 Days
70 Not lifting exhaust of trucks 200 - 7 Days
71 Not covering loads of trucks 3000 - 7 Days
72 Using vehicle for purposes other than designated 200 4 7 Days
73 Heavy vehicle prohibited entry 200 4 7 Days
74 Violating loading or unloading regulations in parking 200 4  7 Days
75 Carrying and transporting passengers illegally 200 4 7 Days
76 Writing phrases or placing stickers on vehicle without permission 200 - -
77 Not taking road safety measures during vehicle breakdowns 200 - -
78 Turning at undesignated points 200 4 -
79 Turning the wrong way 200 4 -
80 Loading a light vehicle in a way that may pose a danger to others or to the road 200 3 7 Days
81 Overload or protruding load on light vehicles without permission 200 3 7 Days
82 Stopping vehicle without keeping the distance specified by the law from a curve or junction 200 - -
83 Transporting passengers by vehicle undesignated for this purpose 200 4 -
84 Sudden swerve 200 4 -
85 Driving a taxi without required license 200 4 -
86 Carrying passengers in driving training vehicle 200 4 -
87 Driving a taxi with an expired warranty 200 - -
88 Reversing dangerously 200 - -
89 Taxi refusing to carry passengers 200 4 -
90 Falling or leaking load 3000 12 30 Days
91 Not securing vehicle while parked 200 - -
92 Parking in prohibited places 200 2 -
93 Parking in loading and offloading areas without need 200 - -
94 Parking on road shoulder except in cases of emergency 200 - -
95 Using multi-colored lights 200 - -
96 Not wearing helmet while driving motorbike 200 4 -
97 Exceeding passenger limit 200 3 -
98 Driving with tires in poor condition 200 - 7 Days
99 Driving with an expired driving license 200 3 -
100 Not renewing vehicle registration after expiry 400 - -
101 Driving unlicensed vehicle 200 - 7 Days
102 Violation of laws of using commercial number plates 200 - -
103 Not fixing number plates in designated places 200 2 -
104 Driving with one number plate 200 2 -
105 Driving at night or in foggy weather without lights 200 4 -
106 Using not matching number plates for trailer and container 200 - -
107 Not fixing reflective stickers at the back of trucks and heavy vehicles 200 - -
108 Not using indicators when changing direction or turning 200 3 -
109 Not giving way for vehicles to pass on the left 200 - -
110 Not giving way to vehicles coming from the left where required 200 - -
111 Stopping a vehicle in a way that may pose danger or block traffic 200 3 -
112 Failure to have vehicle examined after carrying out major modification to engine or body 200 - 7 Days
113 Using training vehicles outside of timings specified by licensing authority 200 - -
114 Using training vehicles in places not designated by licensing authority 200 - -
115 Overtaking from the right 200 4 -
116 Overtaking in a wrong way 200 3 -
117 Driving an unlicensed vehicle 200 - 7 Days
118 Abuse of parking space 200 3 -
119 Number plates with unclear numbers 200 3 -
120 Violating tariff 200 6 -
121 Light vehicle lane discipline 200 2 -
122 Parking vehicles on pavement 200 3 -
123 Not showing vehicle registration card when required 200 - -
124 Not showing driving license when required 200 - -
125 Not fixing taxi sign where required 200 - -
126 Not fixing a sign indicating licensed overload 200 3 -
127 Using interior lights for no reason while driving 100 - -
128 Failure to abide by specified color for taxis or training cars 200 - -
129 Failure to display tariff of buses or taxis or not showing them when required 200 - -
130 Broken lights 200 6 -
131 Using horn in prohibited areas 200 2 -
132 Driving below minimum speed limit 200 - -
133 Failure to keep taxis and buses clean inside and outside 200 - -
134 Smoking inside taxis and buses 200 - -
135 Using hand-held mobile phone while driving 200 4 -
136 Not abiding by taxi drivers obligatory uniform or not keeping it in good condition 100 - -
137 Calling on passengers in the presence of signs 100 - -
138 Not displaying trucks load on both sides 100 - -
139 Not carrying driving license while driving 100 - -
140 Not carrying vehicle registration card while driving 100 - -
141 Driving without spectacles or contact lenses 100 - -
142 Not using interior light in buses at night 100 - -
143 Broken indicator lights 100 2 -
144 Using horn in a disturbing way 100 2 -
145 Having no red light at the back of vehicle 100 - -
146 Opening left door of taxi 100 3 -
147 Pedestrians crossing from undesignated places (If any existed) 200 - -
148 Hand Gestures (Finger flicking, 2 Finger salute etc) 30 days
149 Driving on dedicated RTA Bus or Taxi lanes 600
150 Speed below minimum speed limit
151 Failure to maintain enough distance between other vehicles
152 Not wearing seat belts
153 Drivers using mobile phones
154 Heavy vehicles outside their designated lanes
155 Heavy vehicles outside their designated times on roads
156 Driving on the Hard Shoulder
157 Tailgating other vehicles 400 4
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