Abu Dhabi Police install speed limit on this major route

Dubai: As of January 1, 2018, motorists taking the Al Mafraq – Al Ghuwaifat road will have to abide by the new speed limit.

Abu Dhabi Police announced that it has installed radars on the Al Mafraq – Al Ghuwaifat international highway, which will now catch light vehicles driving at the speed of 141 km/h.

Brigadier Ali Khalfan Al Dhaheri, director of central operations sector, urged motorists to abide by the speed limit to ensure their safety and that of others.

Gulf News previously reported that the Ministry of Interior launched a nationwide campaign on January 1, 2018, to raise awareness on the dangers of exceeding speed limits.

The awareness campaign is held under the slogan ‘Don’t let speeding turn you into a killer,’ and will continue for three months.

According to current statistics, the traffic index stands at 4.4 road fatalities for every 100,000 people.

The Ministry of Interior also revealed that as many as 230 people were killed in traffic accidents caused by speeding across the country until December 23, 2017, as compared to 312 in 2016.


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