On The Road

Driving Tips

  • In the UAE, vehicles are driven on the right hand side of the road
  • It is mandatory to carry a valid driver’s licence when driving
  • The maximum speed limit on freeways is 100 or 120 km/h and on residential roads depending on the area, 40, 60 or 80 km/h
  • It is illegal to use a mobile phone while driving
  • It is illegal to drink and drive or have any alcohol in your bloodstream
  • Seatbelts are mandatory and should be worn at all times
  • Drivers must use indicators when changing lanes or overtaking another vehicle
  • Pedestrians have right of way on crossings

  • Seatbelts are mandatory and should be worn at all times
  • Infants weighing up to 14 kg should be in a rear facing child seat; children weighing between 14kg and 30kg need to sit in a forward facing seat
  • Children above 30 kg should sit in a booster seat with seat belt
  • Children under 10 years old are not permitted to travel in the front seat
Routine Vehicle Checks
The vehicle owner is responsible for some routine checks, which should be performed weekly and include:

  • Engine oil level
  • Tyre pressures
  • Coolant level
  • Screen washer fluid
  • Brake fluid level

  • All accidents must be reported to the relevant Police authority
  • Ensure that you always have the vehicle registration card and your driver’s licence with you
  • Vehicles involved in a light accident, where there are no injuries to passengers, should be moved to the side of the road to avoid further danger and traffic obstruction and proceed to the nearest Police Station
Fuel Tips

  • Take it steady: Reduce fuel consumption by cutting speed.
  • Pressure point: Inflate tyres to manufacturers recommended levels. This reduces friction by reducing the contact area of your tyre to the road, helping to achieve a slightly improved fuel mileage.
  • Plan your route: Avoid busy roads, heavy traffic, traffic lights and getting lost by advance route planning. The shortest route is not always the most fuel efficient if you have to stop a lot.
  • Remove excess weight: Leave unnecessary tools and excess weight at home.
  • Brake correctly: A car consumes most fuel as it accelerates. Keep the ride smooth, anticipate traffic and apply slow steady acceleration and braking to increase fuel economy by as much as 20 per cent.
  • Cruise Control is recommended in steady traffic conditions. Keeping a constant speed helps save fuel.
  • Shift into neutral when standing still to reduce transmission strain and cool off the transmission.
  • Service your vehicle regularly: Proper maintenance avoids poor fuel economy related to dirty air filters, old spark plugs or low fluid levels.
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