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Black Points Law

Traffic points and penality system.



​When the decision is applied, the following words and expressions are adjacent to each one.

Yellow Box

The area marked yellow in crossing with light signals.

Traffic Points

A number of points are fixed and the violated driver takes them against traffic violations according to the schedule. The number of points are suited with the bulk of violation and it is counted from the date of violation.

Accumulated Limit

When traffic points reach to twenty four during a time period not exceeding one year.


When two persons or more are racing on roads without traffic permission.

Traffic Violation Record

It is the registration book where the traffic violations are written, dates and the number of points against each violation.


The accumulation limit exceeds more than once during the year.

Traffic Department

It is the main authority to apply and execute.


Traffic Points


  1. Traffic department sets a record for violations committed by the driver. These violations are classified according to their seriousness.
  2. Each violation is fixed with a number of traffic points according to the schedule.
  3. Traffic points which passed one year and do not reach the accumulated number are taken away and deleted.
  4. The driver who passed a training course at a driving school and endorsed by traffic department before reaching the accumulated limit, so eight points are taken away from the number of points. The driver avails only once a year.


The driver commits a traffic violation when his violations reach the accumulated limit. The following penalties are taken as :

  1. The driving license is confiscated for 3 months of the first traffic violation.
  2. The driving license is confiscated for 6 months of the second traffic violation.
  3. The driving license is confiscated for a year and will not be given back unless the driver passed a driving course at a driving school signed by the authority of the third traffic violation.

As for the temporary driving license (under probation)

  1. The driving license is confiscated for six months if he reached the accumulated limit. It will not be given back unless he passed a rehabilitation course at a driving school.
  2. If the accumulated limit has been repeated during probation, the driving license is cancelled and he is not allowed to be tested unless passing one year.


The attached schedule goes into effect (Traffic points and fines)


Government or companies vehicles are excluded from confiscation.


  1. Traffic points go into effect on the present and absent violation.
  2. Traffic department notifies the owner of the violations.
  3. If the violation is done absently and the driver is not its owner, so the owner will notify the driver to check with the traffic department within one month. In case of not coming so the vehicle is confiscated for one month.


Rules for traffic procedures


If the driver of a heavy vehicle caused any accidents resulted in collapsing in his vehicle or any other vehicle or jumped the red signal so the vehicle will be confiscated for a year and it will not be given back unless he has a training course at a recognized driving school. He will also be fined with three thousand dirhams and any other punishment in any legislation.


  1. This decision goes into effect for all drivers who have a UAE driving license.
  2. This decision goes also into effect for those who have international or foreign driving license.


Periods are counted according to calendar month.


Regulations are cancelled if they are contradicted with the rules and decisions.


This decision will be published in the gazette. It will go into effect from 1-3-2008.

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