Dubai authorities increase speed limit on Sheikh Zayed bin Hamdan Al Nahyan Road
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.
#RTA and Dubai Police have decided to raise the speed limit on Sheikh Zayed bin Hamdan Al Nahyan Road to 90 km/h starting Saturday 12th May 2018. For more details, visit: https://t.co/OuTQlDLinJ@DubaiPoliceHQ pic.twitter.com/C74iaRhXVS— RTA (@RTA_Dubai) May 11, 2018
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.