Black Points on Your License in Dubai

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You will see below, a partial list of black points that can be placed on your license for committing an illegal offense while driving. These black points have been put in place to control bad driving and to keep you safe. They include minor offenses, major offenses and illegal offenses such as alcohol or drugs, careless, reckless driving and the worst, causing a death on the road. The seriousness of erratic driving sinks in rather quickly when the police hands out a huge fine. You will also know how many points will be on your license. It is not only the new drivers; many are those who have had their licenses for years. They just don’t have respect for the rules of the road and continue to involve innocent people in accidents. Incidentally, many insurance companies can check on your unpaid black points through the RTA and can give you a higher rate on your auto insurance should you be someone who has a lot of fines, especially for speeding, as it makes you more likely tocause an accident.

On the other hand, your best defense against these type of drivers, is to be alert, obey the signs, and know the local laws of where you are driving. They are all different and that way you can avoid any problems.

Black Point System Rules

There is a limit on the amount of black points you can accumulate. The maximum is 24 points. If you actually reach this number, you will be banned from driving for a year. The government has set up different programs that you can attend to have your points reduced. Each course will allow you to get back 8 points. To get rid of them all, you must complete all three 

  • The General Programme is aimed towards many of the minor offenses such as, seat belt or using your cell phone to text or talk while driving.
  • The Special Programme was set for major offenses such as reckless driving, running  a red light jumping the red light signal and driving recklessly; and
  • The Heavy Programme which was created for truck drivers.

At present, all fines and fees are charged to the vehicle, and the black points are usually issued to the vehicle owner. It is possible to have the black points transferred to the person who was actually driving the vehicle. You both must go the service center at the same time to have this done.

The chart below is only to give you an idea of how many points each offense will be given to you. It also shows the number of days your vehicle could be confiscated for any of the reasons below. You can read the additional types of offenses at the following site

http://www.guide2dubai.com/living/black-points-dubai.asp

Number Offence

Fine

Black Points

In Present In Absents

Confiscate

Vehicle

 

   1 Driving Dangerously

2000

12

Both

 30 days

2

Driving under the influence of alcohol, drugs or similar substances.

Decided by court

24

Both

60 days

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

30

10

Running away from a traffic policeman.

800

12

Both

15

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

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