Department of Transport - Abu Dhabi launches website to encourage drivers to register vehicles ahead of October 15 launch
Motorists will have to pay AED100 ($27) to register their vehicle for the new Abu Dhabi toll system which is set to launch on October 15.
The Department of Transport - Abu Dhabi (DoT) and the Integrated Transport Centre (ITC) said the toll gate systems will be installed on Sheikh Zayed Bridge, Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Bridge, Al Maqtaa Bridge and Mussafah Bridge.
It has launched a website for drivers to register their vehicles ahead of the launch which allows them to create an account by entering an Emirates ID and its expiry date, a car number plate, an email address and phone number and a password.
An amount of AED100 is charged per vehicle, according to the Department of Transport website.
The toll fee will be AED4 for every pass during peak hours from Saturday to Thursday (7-9am and 5-7pm).
During off-peak hours, on Fridays, and during public holidays, the toll fee will be AED2 for every pass. The toll collection system is operational 24/7, with a daily maximum fee of AED16 per vehicle.
There will be a 10 working day grace period, after which, traffic fines for crossing the toll gate with a non-registered vehicle will be AED100 for the first day, AED200 for the second day, and AED400 for the third day, up to a maximum of AED10,000.
Crossing under the toll gates without sufficient balance in the user’s account for vehicles registered outside Abu Dhabi, and after the grace period deadline, will result in a fine of AED50 incurred each day.
In case users tamper with the vehicle’s license plate for the explicit purpose of evading the payment of fees, the fine is AED10,000. Additionally, causing damage to any e-payment machines or toll gates, will result in a fine of AED10,000.
Electric vehicles are exempt from the charges over a period of two years from the launch of the toll system, in order to preserve the environment and encourage sustainable living in the emirate.