UAE | Traffic and Transport

Radars set to 121km/hr along Al Raha Beach

The speed limit will help prevent all the causes that lead to traffic accidents

  • WAM
  • Published: 14:12 February 8, 2014
  • Gulf News

Abu Dhabi: The Directorate of Traffic and Patrols has urged motorists using both sides of Al Raha Beach to exercise caution, reduce speed and respect speed limits indicated on the signs along the construction detours.

The speed limit will help prevent all the causes that lead to traffic accidents, resulting in deaths and serious injuries.

Radars will be set to 121 kilometres/hour in both directions from Al Qanat Bridge (the Channel Bridge) to Shaikh Zayed Bridge, to catch speed violators.

The policy of increasing traffic regulation aims to ensure the safety of the drivers, and promote compliance with laws, leading to reduced speeds. High speeds pose risks to the driver as well as others on the road.

Comments (9)

  1. Added 19:03 February 9, 2014

    its good, is possible to reduce from 120 to 100, then they can give 20 grace speed, like 100 is the speed limit and grace speed is 20. otherwise driver has to monitor the speed every minute, right

    jaleel, sharjah, United Arab Emirates

  2. Added 13:59 February 9, 2014

    Sure, this will help alright - 120 km/h when one comes close to a radar then 140++ km/h when far from radar.. I bet you this will cause more accidents!

    Pam A, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

  3. Added 13:37 February 9, 2014

    Wouldnt It be Much Easier if the authorities makes it Mandatory to Put Speed Limiters in Every Car , so that No Car can go above 120kms/hr in a particular zone , or above 100 kms /hr in such roads . then no matter if You floor the Pedal , the vehicle wouldnt move any faster . This is especially for Family Cars and Taxis and Other Transport . Electronic Devices such as Limiters can Drastically Reduce Over Speeding . Also Why import Family Cars with Speeds Upto 260 km/hr . When 99% of all roads have Speed limitations . Why dont they Only Import Cars with Speedometers max. to 150 km/hr . No One Needs faster speeds in any life situations . If One feels the urge to race , then seperate tracks can be built for racing , and special licences given to individuals with more powerful cars . Other than that I do not see the need for a normal sedan having a 200+ km/hour speedo on the dash ..

    Vivek, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

  4. Added 13:32 February 9, 2014

    Its not only the high speed that cause accident but also the slow driving. Drivers must understand about the Mandatory speed of 60 km/hr. But I usually finds drivers driving at very slow speed making it difficult for other drivers. And if you wanna drive slower please use tracks 1 or 2 from the right so that others can move smoothly. Recently one Dubai Traffic official also mentioned the same that slow drivers are the root cause of many accidents. So please care about other drivers on the road as well.

    Ramshi, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

  5. Added 13:30 February 9, 2014

    It is good sign from Abu Dhabi Traffic Department.

    Muhammad Naved Arshid, Dubai, Pakistan

  6. Added 12:58 February 9, 2014

    Manufacture a car/vehicles which can have speed limit only upto 125 km or max 150 km..this will resolve the problem.

    Naveen, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

  7. Added 12:48 February 9, 2014

    I thinks its aready set. I used the road from dubai last night and all the cars that were above 121 suffered. Drive with caution

    Abdulkarim, Abu dhabi, United Arab Emirates

  8. Added 11:28 February 9, 2014

    That's a very good step taken out by the Abudhabi traffic police. This will definitely help in redcing the number of accidents due to intensive speeding.

    Mohamad Shadab, Bur Dubai,Dubai, United Arab Emirates

  9. Added 11:14 February 9, 2014

    Hi, Its start from when?

    Tony Anto, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

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