UAE offers the best of everything, and if there’s one thing the country is utmost serious about, it is rules. From traffic to workplace rules, everyone in the country ensures to follow all the rules laid down by the authorities. Not following the rules and breaking them attract a huge fine, which definitely is not good for the pocket. When we talk about rules, Abu Dhabi has announced a new speed limit on Umm Yafina Street from Al Reem Island to Sheikh Zayed Road. The new speed limit will come into effect on June 7th, and here’s everything you must know.
New Speed Limit Signboards Are Already Put Up
In order to improve traffic safety, the General Command of Abu Dhabi Police, in cooperation with the Integrated Transport Centre, has announced this new speed limit for motorists. The new signboards, including the latest speed limit are already up, and authorities have requested that motorists follow the new limit on Umm Yafina Street from Al Reem Island to Sheikh Zayed Street (Al Qurum) in both directions.
However, the new limit isn’t specified; but the authorities have urged motorists to watch their speed and follow all the rules and regulations. Besides this, the speed limit on Abu Dhabi’s Sweihan Road was revised from 140kmph to 120kmph and came into effect on June 4th.
From May 1st, Abu Dhabi also implemented a minimum speed of 120kmph on Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Road. Motorists now have to maintain a speed of 120 KM/per hour on the first two lanes from the left side, and the maximum speed limit is set at 140 KM/per hour. When it comes to heavy vehicles, they are required to comply with the rules and keep the speed to a maximum speed limit of 140 kph on the third and last lanes. They don’t need to follow the minimum speed limit but should adhere to a maximum speed limit.
Individuals caught driving below the minimum speed limit will attract a fine of AED400. The Abu Dhabi Police will also implement this new rule in both directions of the road to improve overall traffic safety in the region. The initiative to introduce the minimum speed limit by the UAE is to reduce the number of accidents caused by slow-moving vehicles.