This is applicable even if you are driving within the speed limit on Dubai roads.
Refusal to give way to other motorists in the fast lane is illegal in Dubai even if you’re driving within the speed limit.
The Dubai Police and Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) of Dubai have released a new video, explaining the rules of driving in the far left lane. The police reminded motorists that the lane is only for overtaking and emergency vehicles.
“The Dubai Police and RTA remind you to keep the fast lane free unless you’re overtaking another vehicle. … Refusing to give way in the fast lane is illegal.
“Always drive in the right lane to ensure smooth traffic on the highway. In case a fast vehicle approaches you from behind, make way even if you’re driving within the speed limit,” a message read out in the video says.
Should you only use the left lane to overtake?
Watch the video highlighting the importance of keeping the fast lane free unless you’re overtaking another vehicle.#GiveWayInTheFastLane@RTA_Dubai pic.twitter.com/EQ9Q0pUqen
— Dubai Police (@DubaiPoliceHQ) March 28, 2021
Police officers can issue a Dh400 penalty and 4 black points against motorists who fail to give way.
A Dh400 fine can also be issued against motorists for failing to keep a safe distance from the vehicle in front.
“In case the driver doesn’t make way for you, avoid tailgating and keep a safe distance from other vehicle. Remember, the fast lane is only for overtaking and emergency vehicles have priority,” the Dubai Police said in the video message.