It comes into effect on Sunday 17th March...
17 March 2019| Last updated on 18 March 2019
The speed limit on a popular Dubai road has increased by 10 km/hr...
Dubai's Roads & Transport Authority (RTA) announced an increase in the speed limit on Sheikh Zayed bin Hamdan Al Nahyan Street from Sunday 17th March onwards.
The speed limit is being raised from 90 to 100 km/hr in the area between Dubai - Al Ain Road, and Al Yalayis Street.
The road (D54), which lies between Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Road (E311) and Emirates Road (E611), links new communities such as The Villa to more established communities, like Dubai Silicon Oasis and Arabian Ranches.
"The decision to raise the speed limit on this sector of Sheikh Zayed bin Hamdan Al Nahyan Street has been taken after elaborate studies conforming to the Speed Management Manual in Dubai", said Eng. Maitha bin Adai, CEO of RTA's Traffic and Roads Agency.
"The current speed limits are being revised as part of traffic safety studies continuously commissioned by Traffic and Roads Agency on vital roads across the Emirate of Dubai. Lowering or increasing speed limits depends on the road condition and the surrounding environment, in coordination with the strategic partners. The speed limit is also judged by a host of engineering factors such as the designed speed of the road, actual speed observed by most motorists (The 85th Percentile Speed), urbanisation rate on both roadsides, pedestrian movement, and the availability of vital facilities. Consideration is also given to the number of accidents in the area, and the traffic volumes of the road.
"The existing speed limit signs will be changed to reflect the new speed limits of 100 km. Changes will also include directional and cautionary signs governing the traffic relationship between road users as per the approved standards in line with RTA’s vision of Safe and Smooth Transport for All," she added.
Due to Dubai's buffer of 20km/h on all roads, the speed cameras on Sheikh Zayed bin Hamdan Al Nahyan Street will be adjusted to 120 km/h.