Abu Dhabi Police has announced the adoption of new speed limits on certain roads in the emirate, as well as a new maximum speed limit of 140 kilometres per hour. The grace speed always make many drivers speed too fast, which creates a dangerous situation on the roads that can lead to accidents and deaths. In January, the Abu Dhabi Police revealed that motorists in the emirate were slapped with 4. Major General Mohammad Khalfan Al Romaithi, Commander-in-Chief of Abu Dhabi Police, said the decision to enforce official limits has been taken after careful studies and in co-operation with strategic partners, the Department of Transport and the Department of Urban Planning and Municipalities. I don't want any more in near future. New signage is expected to be unveiled on the roads soon.
Beginning August 12, motorists crossing the set speed limits on Abu Dhabi roads, even by 1kmph, will be fined for speeding as the Abu Dhabi Police have decided to abolish 20kmph speed limit buffer. The raising of speed limit by 20kmph and removal of buffer limit with penalty will help stabilise things on road. This requires the need to take the necessary measures to ensure smooth traffic flow and improved traffic safety standards in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi. According to , the changes impact several roads including E11, the main artery connecting Dubai and Abu Dhabi. This change is being made in order to increase the visibility of speed limits to all drivers. Moreover, strict monitoring of bad driving by commercial vehicles buses, trucks, pickups and vans must also be done.
Starting from today, drivers will want to pay extra attention on the roads across Abu Dhabi as long-existing speed buffers are abolished. This initiative was recommended by Abu Dhabi Police and will be implemented on all main roads in the city by the third quarter of 2011. However, the Abu Dhabi Police have removed the 20kmph speed limit buffer allowed to motorists. All the roads are located in Al Gharbiah, the western region of Abu Dhabi. . Motorists breaking the limit will be fined.
Abu Dhabi Police explained that all , which means that all road signs indicating the speed limit will also be changed. Major-General Al Romaithi pointed out that the decision on the new speed limits and the removal of the speed buffer, was based on scientific studies carried out by a specialised team of the General Command of Abu Dhabi Police, departments of transport and urban planning and municipalities. According to statistics released by the Traffic and Patrols Directorate of Abu Dhabi Police in May last year, 1,837 motorists were caught driving over 200 kmph on the roads of Abu Dhabi. This means once a motorist hits 81kmph on a 80kmph limit road, the radar will set off resulting in a fine. From August 12, you can be fined for doing 121kmph on a 120kmph road as traffic officials look to improve road safety in the capital. The authority said that road radars will also be adjusted to catch speedsters. On Wednesday, the General Directorate of Abu Dhabi Police announced that the speed limit on the roads will be revised and motorists can no longer enjoy the buffer from August 12 onwards.
Abu Dhabi Police, the Department of Transport and the Urban Planning Department said the move will improve road safety. Currently, most roads in the Capital have a buffer that allows motorists to travel 20kmph faster than what is advertised as the speed limit, without being penalised or fined. Since 2011, yallacompare has helped users find and compare credit cards, personal loans, mortgages, car loans and bank accounts from the leading banks in the Middle East. Motorists have welcomed the move and said it will make roads safer. Before the rule was implemented, drivers were able to drive at 80 kmph on a 60 kmph road, however, now, driving only one kilometer over the new speed limit get the motorist a fine worth of Dh. Speed limit on the roads in Abu Dhabi Drivers have long been able to travel 140kph in a 120kph zone with radars triggering at 141kph or 120kph in a 100kph zone with radars triggering at 121kph. The Abu Dhabi Police Department of Transport announced the removal of the 20 kilometer speed limit buffer on the roads to teach drivers the importance of road safety.
Brig Ali Khalfan Al Dhaheri, director general of central operations at Abu Dhabi Police, said the road is a key project in Abu Dhabi and called on motorists to abide by the speed limit. Some countries have achieved outstanding results in traffic safety levels after such studies. Major-General Mohammed Khalfan Al Romaithi, Commander-in-Chief of the Abu Dhabi Police and a member of the Executive Council, said that the decision to amend the speed limit on the roads was taken after several scientific studies. Continue reading to see the complete announcement : I encourage you to share this information with anyone who travels frequently with his own car or near the maximum speed limit. Abu Dhabi, 12 July 2011: The Department of Transport DoT in Abu Dhabi, in cooperation with Abu Dhabi Police Traffic and Patrols Directorate, recently announced that it will launch an initiative to control the speed of vehicles on main roads in order to improve the levels of traffic and passenger safety on the roads of Abu Dhabi. It provides to all the visitors accurate information about our city. A comprehensive study was undertaken before deciding to implement the new system, which will help raise road safety standards.
Major-General Al Romaithi urged the motorists to deal positively with the new road speed limits. Drivers would then be fined if they were clocked driving at 141kph. The police announced that speeding tickets reached 3. Earlier this month, the Abu Dhabi Police hinted at plans to abolish the speed limit buffer on certain roads in the Capital. The police force has increased the number of fixed and mobile radars on the road and established ambulance and rescue points to ensure the safety of drivers. But Abu Dhabi Police are warning road users that radars will begin flashing according to the speed limit on the designated signage. The traffic radars will also be adjusted to 80kph.
But Abu Dhabi Police are warning road users that radars will begin flashing according to the speed limit on the designated signage. We are where the Filipinos are. It was in February that the new but covered signboards appeared on top of the existing speed limit boards. Abu Dhabi city is witnessing rapid growth across various key economic sectors, which will lead to an unprecedented increase in traffic volume in the Emirate. Khaleej Times did a quick check on the Dubai Police website, and has found that no such changes have been made to speed limits. The new highway links the capital to the Al Dhafra Region and Saudi Arabia, and speed cameras are set to record at 161kph, meaning the usual 20kph buffer does not apply. However, officials have not yet revealed the total number of speeding tickets slapped on motorists this year.
Similar rumours have been doing the rounds for Dubai roads claiming that the 20 kmph window of radar flash has been done away with. I think they just need to make the rule very clear and defined. In August last year, Maj Gen Mohammed Al Zafeen, assistant commander-in-chief of the Dubai Police, if they believe the 20kph speed buffer and the fine should be kept or cancelled, and if the fine for breaking the speed limit should be reduced to Dh300 from Dh600. Krilosh Panicker, an avid traveler, said such a move will help cap road accidents. New speed limit signs are already in place across the capital — if the sign says 80kph, drivers can expect to be flashed at 81kph.