Maheshpreet Narula13 May 2018 AT 11:56 AM

Dubai authorities increase speed limit on Sheikh Zayed bin Hamdan Al Nahyan Road

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Maheshpreet Narula13 May 2018 AT 11:56 AM
Dubai authorities increase speed limit on Sheikh Zayed bin Hamdan Al Nahyan Road
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If your daily commute includes a trip down  Zayed bin Hamdan Al Nahyan Road, we’ve got some great news for you.

As of yesterday, May 12, the road's speed limit has increased from 80km/h to 90km/h. This means that you can now drive up to 109km/h without getting a fine.

Dubai’s Road and Transport Authority (RTA) and Police HQ decided to raise the limit after studies were conducted in line with the Speed Management Manual.

“The manual contains procedures, stipulations and flexible engineering standards governing the setting and assessing of speed limits on various roads of Dubai to bring them in line with the latest international practices,” Eng. Maitha bin Adai, CEO of RTA’s Traffic and Roads Agency, explained.

“The Manual charts out the correlation between the optimal speed limits and the traffic flow. It takes into consideration the basic engineering factors relating to the non-compliance with the set speed limits, and advocates the use of best traffic enforcement measures,” Major General Advisor Mohammed Saif Al Zafein, Assistant Commander-in-Chief for Operation Affairs, Dubai Police added.

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