UAE TRAFFIC LAWS

  1. 1. The Traffic system in UAE is designed for Left Hand Drive Vehicles.
  2. 2. The speed limit on highways varies between 100 to 120 kmph. Interior roads carry speed limits of 40, 60 & 80 kmph.
  3. 3. A safe travelling distance of 5 meters needs to be maintained between cars, when travelling at 80 kmph or higher
  4. 4. All highways & some interior roads are controlled by speed radars
  5. 5. Jumping of traffic signal & driving on hard shoulder are considered major traffic offences, and attract heavy fines (including imprisonment & impounding of vehicle).
  6. 6. It is compulsory for all front occupants in a vehicle to wear safety belt.
  7. 7. Children below the age of 12 years are not allowed to occupy the front seats.
  8. 8. Use of cellphone (without hands-free) while driving is a offence liable for being fined.
  9. 9. Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs is strictly prohibited.
  10. 10. Round-abouts are prevalent across the UAE. While negotiating the round-about, give way to traffic approaching from the left.
  11. 11. Most public parkings especially in Dubai & Sharjah are designated paid parkings.
  12. 12. In case of an accident it is mandatory to call the police and obtain a Police Report.