A new AED 1,000 fine has been added to the list of traffic fines in Dubai, with the introduction of a new vehicle on the road.
Dubai Trolley, now operative in Downtown Dubai, requires tracks to be free of passengers at all times. “Keep off tramway. Violators will be fined Dh1,000,” reads a warning sign addressing pedestrians.
Pedestrian crossings have been laid for safe crossing, and crossing at any other point is a violation. The hefty fine adds to some of the highest fines in the emirate with previously introduced penalties along the track of Dubai Tram, which runs in Al Sufouh, Dubai Marina, Jumeirah Beach Residence and Jumeirah Lakes Towers.
Similarly, pedestrians crossing Dubai Tram track at undesignated places are fined Dh1,000. This being the lowest among the fines, motorists risk even higher penalties. Jumping a red light at the tramway intersection and causing an accident leading to injuries incurs a fine between Dh5,000 and Dh15,000, while jumping a red traffic signal at the tramway intersection causing an accident that leads to the death of a person is punishable with a fine between Dh10,000 and Dh30,000.
At Dubai Trolley, motorists will not be intersected by the new transit mode, and the warning is there for mindful pedestrians. The double-decked catchy transit mode connects visitors and residents over a distance of 1km, passing by Burj Khalifa, Dubai Mall, Dubai Fountain, Souk Al Bahar and Mohammed bin Rashid Boulevard.
It travels at an operational speed of 16 km per hour, although it has a maximum speed of 80 km per hour.