The new fine for traffic violations will be implemented in the UAE on October 31, reaching 10,000 dirhams

The UAE authorities recently issued new instructions regarding the application of a fine for new traffic violations in the UAE on October 31, 2023, amounting to 10 thousand dirhams, explaining that they are specific to violations of tracking trucks and shipments.

On October 31, the United Arab Emirates will begin enforcing a new fine for traffic offences, which will be equal to 10,000 dirhams.

The authorities in the UAE have only recently published new instructions for the imposition of a punishment for new traffic infractions in the UAE on October 31, 2023. The charge will equal to ten thousand dirhams, and the authorities have explained that it is only applicable to violations involving the tracking of vehicles and cargoes.

Date of activation of “truck and shipment tracking” violations

The day when violations for "truck and shipment tracking" were first implemented, The Federal Authority for Identity, Citizenship, Customs, and Port Security has issued a call to owners of means of transporting goods and owners of trucks registered in the UAE to register in the national system for tracking trucks and shipments electronically during the approved period for registration, which will end on October 30 of this year, provided that the application of the fines received begins. The deadline for registration was set at the beginning of this year. In Cabinet Resolution No. (96) of 2021, which will go into effect on October 31, 2023, the Authority confirmed that the system is one of the most recent customs projects that aims to support the customs security system in the country, facilitate the movement of trade, and raise the level of road security and safety by monitoring the movement of trucks. These goals will be accomplished through the implementation of the system. Shipments from the time they enter the country until the time they reach their final destination in the country can be tracked electronically from the time they enter the first port of entry until the time they leave the country by electronic tracking devices that are installed on shipments and vehicles at the country's ports. This allows their movement to be watched around the clock.

Determining the value of fines for truck tracking violations in the UAE

Figuring out how much money should be fined for breaking the rules of vehicle tracking in the UAE, Within the list of prescribed administrative fines, it identified 7 violations with fines ranging from 500 dirhams to 10,000 dirhams. It explained that the first scheduled violation includes "failing to register in the system no later than October 31," and its fine will be 1,000 dirhams for the first month, and 100. AED 5,000 for each subsequent month, with a maximum fine of 5,000 dirhams. The second and third offences, "Failure to renew the registration within 60 days from the date of its expiration," and "Failure to update the data within 30 days from the date of changing the data," will each be subject to a punishment of up to a maximum of 500 dirhams for each month. 2,500 dirhams, and the fifth violation includes "damaging, removing, or tampering with the locks of the electronic tracking device, or its affiliated devices, or opening the shipment before it arrives." The maximum fine for the fifth violation is 10,000 dirhams. To its destination" and its fine is 1,000 dirhams, with a maximum of 5,000 dirhams, while the fine for the sixth violation, "changing the truck's specified route, changing the truck driver, or changing the head of the truck without informing the authority," is 500 dirhams, with a maximum of 2,000 dirhams. The seventh and final fine is "loading or unloading the goods," and its fine is 1,000 dirhams. Loaded before arriving to its final destination within the allotted period will incur a fine of at least 5,000 and up to 10,000 dirhams, depending on how long it took to get there.

Types of trucks that must be registered in the truck tracking system in the UAE

Truck categories that are required to be registered in the truck tracking system in the United Arab Emirates, The authority also stated that all transported shipments and trucks that carry out the transportation process within the territorial scope of the state, as well as those that carry out transit transportation through the state, are the target audience for the national system for tracking trucks and shipments. The authority has determined that there are five different types of trucks that fall under this category, and they are as follows: "transit trucks." (Transit), trucks transporting dangerous materials, trucks transporting rest areas, and trucks transporting rest areas.

How to register in the truck tracking system in the Emirates

Where can one get instructions on how to sign up for the vehicle tracking system in the Emirates? Regarding the registration mechanism in the system, the Authority has stated thae required documents and papers, Receiving approval via email, and reviewing the centers approved in the system to install the tracking devices," with the Authority emphasizing that it is in compliance with the regulations.

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