Say goodbye to speeding in Dubai as two of the speed on two main motorways will be reduced to 110km/h
13 September 2017| Last updated on 19 January 2020
The Khaleej Times reported on September 13th, 2017 that the speed limit on Dubai’s Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Road and Emirates Road are going to be reduced by 10 km/h.
The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) and the General HQ of Dubai Police have announced today that they have decided to reduce the speed limit on the above two roads from 120 km/h to 110 km/h.
There were rumours earlier this year that they are going to reduce the speed limit on these roads but decided against it.
It was eventually decided to implement this decision in an attempt to reduce the number of traffic incidents on these roads. This year alone, Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Road has seen 99 accidents which resulted in 78 injuries and six fatalities. Emirates Road had fewer accidents and fatalities this year with only 40 accidents with 10 fatalities and 75 injuries. Last year there were 33 deaths on Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Road and 29 deaths on Emirates Road.
Even though most residents are annoyed at the change in the speed limit, will it really affect your travelling time? According to the website Car History, it mathematically doesn’t really make a difference.
The only way that you will really notice a time difference because of speeding is with long road trips. The time gained by speeding is lost by traffic signals and traffic during shorter trips.