Important Speed Limit Changes in Dubai & other Emirates you should be aware of

Important Speed Limit Changes in Dubai & other Emirates you should be aware of

To ensure road safety, authorities continually evaluate the conditions and make necessary adjustments to speed limits across the country. Here is a recent update on speed limit advisories to help you stay informed.

As you navigate the roads in the UAE, it is crucial to remain attentive to speed limit sign boards, as recent changes have been implemented.

Studies have shown that adjusting speed limits is an effective measure in enhancing road safety. By adhering to traffic regulations and driving responsibly, motorists can contribute to the reduction of severe accidents.

Authorities in various regions of the country regularly assess road conditions and traffic regulations, resulting in periodic updates to speed limits. In recent months, significant revisions have been announced across several emirates, including Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Sharjah, and Ajman.

It is essential for drivers to bear in mind that speeding is considered a serious offense, carrying fines that range from Dh300 to Dh3,000. The severity of the penalty increases based on the degree to which the speed limit is exceeded. Additionally, driving below the designated minimum speed, if specified, may also result in a fine.

Here is an updated guide to the roads where speed limits have recently been modified:

  1. Sweihan Road, Abu Dhabi: Starting June 4, the speed limit on this road, specifically from Al Falah Bridge towards Abu Dhabi International Airport, has been reduced from 140kmph to 120kmph.
  2. Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Road, Abu Dhabi: Since April, a minimum speed limit of 120kmph has been enforced on this major highway in Abu Dhabi. Violators may face a Dh400 fine starting from May 1. The maximum speed limit remains at 140kmph, but drivers must maintain a speed of 120kmph on the first and second lanes from the left to avoid penalties. The third lane allows slower vehicles without a specified minimum speed.
  3. Dubai-Hatta Road: The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) lowered the speed limit on the Dubai-Hatta Road from 100kmph to 80kmph in January. This adjustment affects a 6km section spanning Dubai, Ajman, and the Al Hosn roundabout.
  4. Masfout and Muzair'a areas, Ajman: Following Dubai's decision, the Ajman Police set the speed limit on Hatta Street in the Masfout and Muzair'a areas to 80kmph. Warning signs have been installed to indicate the revised limit.
  5. Abu Dhabi-Al Ain Road: The Abu Dhabi Police have reduced the speed limit on this highway from 160kmph to 140kmph. The change applies to the stretch from Al Sad Bridge to Al Amera Bridge in the direction of Al Ain City. It's important to note that there are no speed buffers in place in Abu Dhabi.
  6. Wadi Madiq – Kalba Road: Since this road lacks residential areas or urban centers, transport authorities have increased the speed limit from 80kmph to 100kmph. The road, also known as E102, connects Wadi Madiq to Kalba, located just 12 kilometers from the Fujairah border.

News Source: Khaleej Times

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