Dubai: New reduced speed limits will come into force on Dubai’s two main highways, Shaikh Mohammad Bin Zayed Road and the Emirates Road, from this Sunday, October 15.
The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) and the General HQ of Dubai Police have taken this decision as part of their efforts to curb traffic accidents and enhance the safety of road users.
RTA and Dubai Police are coordinating several measures to maintain the safety of road users during the implementation of the project.
These include changing the speed limit signs to 110km/h instead of 120km/h and the directional and awareness signage; which in turn govern the traffic relationship between road users. Every effort is made to adopt the top global standards and practices to ensure the provision of safe and smooth transport for all.
If you want to avoid getting a speeding ticket, it is worth remembering that motorists will be issued a fine once they exceed the 130 km/h grace window for the speed limit.
According to the UAE’s federal traffic law, motorists will be slapped with a Dh600 fine for exceeding the speed limit by 30 km/h, Dh700 for speeding by 40 km/h, and Dh1,000 if they drive 50 km/h over the speed limit.
In September, the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) and Dubai Police announced the decision to reduce the speed limit on busy highways following a spate of accidents over the last two years.