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UAE saw 4.9 million speeding violations in 2023, reveals ministry

The Ministry of Interior has revealed that 4,920,558 speeding offences were recorded in 2023 across the country.This included 4,202,967 offences for exceeding the speed limit by no more than 20 km/h.
A total of 587,527 offences were recorded for exceeding the speed limit by no more than 40 km/h, while 130,064 offences were recorded for exceeding the speed limit by no more than 50 km/h.
Statistics on traffic accidents by type of accident that occurred in the UAE last year reveal that 87 accidents were caused by speeding without regard for road conditions. Abu Dhabi led the way with 48 accidents, followed by Dubai with 37, Ras Al Khaimah, and Fujairah with one each.
Speeding fines range from Dhs300 to Dhs3,000. If you exceed the speed limit by no more than 20 km/h, you will be fined Dhs300.
If you exceed the speed limit by no more than 30 km/h, you will be fined Dhs600. If you exceed the speed limit by no more than 40 km/h, you will be fined Dhs700.
If you exceed the speed limit by no more than 50 km/h, you will be fined Dhs1,000. If you exceed the speed limit by no more than 60 km/h, you will be fined Dhs1,500, with six traffic points, and your vehicle will be impounded for 15 days.
If you exceed the speed limit by more than 60 km/h, you will be fined Dhs2,000, with 12 traffic points, while the vehicle will be impounded for 30 days.
If you exceed the speed limit by more than 80 km/h, you will be fined Dhs3,000, with 23 traffic points, and your vehicle will be impounded for 60 days.
The Ministry stated that the accidents caused by over speed resulted in significant damage, including flipping over, running over people, falling, rear-end collisions, hitting fixed objects outside the road, hitting animals, hitting lampposts, hitting concrete barriers, hitting signboards, and others.

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