UAE increases fine for blocking emergency vehicles

@moiuae/ Twitter

Stiffer penalties are being imposed on motorists in the UAE who don’t give way to emergency vehicles.

According to the Ministry of Interior, the fine has been increased to AED 3,000, while the offender's car will be impounded for 30 days and the driver will also be slapped with six black points.

The revised law will come into effect from July 1.

Under the previous law, the penalty was AED 1,000 and six black points.

 

More from Local

Coming Up on Dubai Eye

  • Extra Time

    7:00pm - 8:00pm

    Chris & Robbie bring you the latest from the sporting world plus interviews with upcoming and legendary sporting stars.

  • The Night Shift with Mark Lloyd

    8:00pm - 11:00pm

    Musicians and music, entertainers and entertainment, industry gossip and songs selected by you, get ready to bring your night time to life! Every evening from eight, Mark Lloyd brings you an energetic mix of local and international content and contests, featuring an array of celebrity interviews and entertaining anecdotes. Get involved in the show and pick your favourite jukebox hits, every night from 8pm - 11pm.

BUSINESS BREAKFAST LATEST

On Dubai Eye

  • Flying Taxis

    It sounds like an episode of The Jetsons, but the sight of flying taxis whizzing around our cities could be much closer than you think.

  • Tough penalties for deliberate tax evasion

    The UAE has said that tougher penalties will come into force from 1st August for not keeping proper corporate tax records.