Home Industry Transport UAE’s MoI announces amendments to UAE traffic laws, covers fines, points Ministerial Resolution No (178) of 2017, which outlines traffic control rules and procedures, now includes additional violations related to the preventive measures mentioned in the resolution by Gulf Business May 18, 2023 Certain UAE traffic laws will soon see changes implemented to ensure more efficient traffic control and road safety. The Ministry of Interior (MoI) has announced that certain amendments have been made to Article (1) of Ministerial Resolution No (130) of 1997 and the Implementing Regulations of Federal Law No (21) of (1995). These updates aim to amend specific provisions of Ministerial Resolution No (178) of (2017) to include more points that improve traffic safety during emergencies, valley rainwater flow, rainfall and several infractions associated with these preventive measures, according to state news agency WAM. The goal of these tweaks is to bolster the legal and institutional efforts of relevant authorities in times of emergency, crisis, disaster, heavy rainfal and weather fluctuations. The amendments to the articles aim to reinforce existing procedures and underline the significance of adhering to instructions and safety requirements. Photo courtesy: WAM/ UAE MoI Brigadier General Engineer Hussein Al Harthi, chairman of the Federal Traffic Council, ongoing efforts are being made to enhance the achievements of the UAE and realise the vision of its wise leadership, which seeks to establish the country as the best, safest and most secure place in the world. These endeavours are based on institutional modernisation, development, and responsiveness to keep pace with changes. He explained that the amendments include the addition of articles prohibiting gatherings near valleys flowing with rainwater and dams during rainfall, as well as entering valleys regardless of the level of danger. The amendments also prohibit obstructing competent authorities from performing their duties related to traffic organisation, ambulance services, and rescue operations during emergencies, disasters, heavy rainfall, and valley flowing with rainwater. Additionally, new infractions have been introduced that align with these preventive measures. These amendments are introduced alongside other significant and fundamental articles in the law, which urge road users, including drivers and pedestrians, to exercise care and caution. Steps to enhance traffic control and traffic Motorists are expected not to endanger their lives or the lives of others, abide by traffic regulations, signs, and signals, comply with instructions from police officers, stay in their designated lanes, and follow guidance of police, traffic, civil defense, emergency, disaster, and crisis management personnel in emergency situations, WAM reported. Motorists are also expected to avoid causing unnecessary harm, hindrance, or disturbance to others. Al Harthi stated the points in Ministerial Resolution No (178) of 2017, which outline traffic control rules and procedures, now include additional violations related to the preventive measures mentioned in the resolution. Article (113), for example stipulates a fine of Dhs1,000 and six traffic points for the violation of gathering near places of valleys, torrents, and dams during rainy weather. Article (114) imposes a fine of Dhs2,000 and 23 traffic points, and a vehicle impoundment period of 60 days for the violation of “entering valleys while they are flowing with rainwater, whatever the level of severity.” Article No (117) imposes a fine of Dhs1,000 and fourtraffic points, along with a vehicle impoundment period of 60 days, for the violation of obstructing competent authorities from carrying out their work with regard to regulating traffic, ambulance, and rescue during emergencies, disasters, crises, rain, and valleys flowing with rainwater. Tags Federal Traffic Council Ministry of Interior Traffic Fines Traffic law traffic points UAE 0 Comments Share Tweet Share Share You might also like Stiff Dhs10,000 fine announced for UAE corporate tax dodgers UAE’s property market shows no sign of cooling off, says CBRE UAE weather: NCM forecasts cloudy skies, rainfall from Feb 28-March 1 UAE to announce petrol prices for March: will rates increase?