Dubai: A number of initiatives have been put into place across the UAE’s roads to stop drivers from speeding, such as raising speeding fines and lowering the speed limit.
But that still did not deter one reckless motorist from driving erratically.
A motorist in Ras Al Khaimah was caught driving at a speed of 235km/h on a road with a 120km/h speed limit – that’s 115km/h over the legal limit.
The Central Operations Department at Ras Al Khaimah Police said the traffic violation took place on Shaikh Mohammad Bin Zayed Road, in the fourth quarter of 2017.
“Driving at an excessive speed on highways and internal roads is one of the most important causes of traffic accidents, which have led to a number of injuries and deaths to motorists and other road users,” Brigadier Dr Mohammad Saeed Al Humaidi, Director General of the Central Operations Department, told the Arabic daily Al Ittihad.
Most expensive fine
Last year, Ras Al Khaimah also issues a motorist with a total fine of Dh1 million, which was the most expensive ever given. The second largest fine was issued at Dh250,000.
According to the revised UAE Traffic Law, motorists caught speeding 80km/h over the speed limit will face a Dh3,000 fine, 23 black points and have the vehicle confiscated for 60 days.