If you live in the UAE or are new to the place, know that following traffic rules is a must here. The country keeps on introducing speed limit adjustments as necessary after a regular assessment of the road conditions. So if you are driving in any of the emirates in the UAE, make sure that you check the newly introduced speed limits for each one. To help you with the same, here are the recent changes.
New Speed Limits Introduced In UAE
An effective way to introduce road safety is to moderate the speed limits. When the speed limits are followed seriously by motorists, it leads to fewer serious crashes and better road safety.
Over the last six months, some major changes have been introduced by emirates like Dubai, Ajman, Abu Dhabi, and Sharjah.
Also, people driving vehicles must keep in mind that overspeeding is an offence, and that too is a punishable one. The fine is in the same range of Dh300 to Dh3000 in the UAE. The penalty actually depends on how much the driver’s speed went over the limit. Not only this, but a fine is charged even if you are driving below the given cap limit.
Different Emirate, New Changes
Sweihan Road, Abu Dhabi: The speed limit on this road was previously set at 140 kmph but now it has been changed to 120 kmph.
Dubai-Hatta Road: The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has reduced the speed limit to 80kmph which previously was 100kmph.
Abu Dhabi-Al Ain Road: The Abu Dhabi Police have reduced the speed limit on this highway to 140kmph from 160kmph. There are no speed buffers in place in the UAE capital.
Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Road, Abu Dhabi: The minimum speed limit on this major highway is 120kmph and violators will have to pay a fine of Dh400. If you are driving in the first and second lanes, the speed limit has to be 120kmph. The vehicles that are slower can take the third lane.
Masfout and Muzair’a areas, Ajman: The speed limit on the Hatta street is reduced to 80kmph which earlier was 100kmph.
Wadi Madiq-Kalba Road: The speed limit on this wide road has been increased to 100kmph from 80kmph previously. This is because there are no urban centres or residential areas.
Make sure you take note of these new changes in UAE and drive safe.
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