Drivers of new and used cars in Abu Dhabi, the toll-gate system has now been activated in the Emirate. If you haven’t registering your vehicle yet, the good news is that you have a three-month grace period to register it. CarSwitch.com has compiled the complete details.
The Abu Dhabi toll-gate system went live on January 2, 2020 after being on a trial operation since October 15, 2019. The aim of this system is to reduce traffic congestion and encourage sustainable modes of transport like public transit. Motorists from Abu Dhabi have been automatically registered but people from other Emirates will have to register their vehicles if they want to pass through these gates during peak hours.
Those who haven’t been able to register yet still have some time to do so. The three-month grace period gives plenty of time to drivers to register their vehicles and top up their accounts. The Integrated Transport Centre (ITC) confirmed this news in its recent awareness campaign.
The four toll gates include Al Maqtaa Bridge, Shaikh Khalifa Bridge, Al Khaleej Al Arabi Road and Shaikh Zayed Bridge. Drivers will be charged AED 4 every time they pass these gates during peak hours (7am to 9am and 5pm to 7pm). No toll will be charged on public holidays as well as Fridays.
Owners of used cars in Abu Dhabi do not need to register as ITC has already created free accounts for their vehicles. These vehicles will also not be fined if they don’t top up their accounts, however, they will have to pay the toll fee when they renew their car registration. Drivers from areas other than Abu Dhabi also do not need to register if they only pass through these gates during off-peak hours.
So, owners of new and used cars in Abu Dhabi, make sure to top up your account before passing the toll gates, and those from other Emirates, register your car if you travel to Abu Dhabi frequently. If you’re looking to buy or sell a car, you can do so in an easy, transparent and hassle-free way through CarSwitch.com!