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Combating coronavirus: UAE's limit on three passengers per car - all you need to know

Staff Report/Dubai
Filed on May 4, 2020 | Last updated on May 4, 2020 at 12.34 pm
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The limit was introduced to help implement social distancing rules as part of precautionary measures to stem the spread of Covid-19.


Multiple police forces in the UAE have announced an update to the three-passenger limit per vehicle when travelling within the country.

The rule was amended to allow passengers of the same family to travel together, as families with more than three members complained of having to leave their children at home due to the restriction.

Here's all you need to know:

Can I travel in the same vehicle with my wife and three kids, or will I get fined?
Authorities this week confirmed that members of the same family and first-degree relatives are allowed to travel in the same vehicle without getting fined for violating the three-people limit.

Does the relaxation on number of people in one vehicle apply only to Abu Dhabi?
No, similar announcements have also been made by the Dubai and Sharjah Police departments.

Who does the three-person limit apply to?
The limit is only for taxis and motorists who take passengers in their vehicles. Members of the same family do not need to worry about the limit.

What is the fine for drivers violating this rule?
A fine of Dh1,000 was announced for drivers violating the three-person limit.

Why was the three-person limit introduced in the first place?
The three-person limit was introduced to help implement social distancing rules as part of precautionary measures to stem the spread of Covid-19 in the UAE.





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