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MENAFN - Khaleej Times - 11/01/2017
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(MENAFN - Khaleej Times) Abu Dhabi Police denies what is being circulated via social media about abolishing speed margin in Abu Dhabi. googletag.defineSlot('/1251894/News-InArticle-300x250', [300, 250],'div-gpt-ad-1482928565536-6').addService(googletag.pubads()); googletag.pubads().enableSyncRendering(); googletag.enableServices();googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1482928565536-6'); Want to escape traffic fines? Keep tabs on your brakes and don't rely onhearsay.

Abu Dhabi Police have quashed rumours that speed limits oncertain roads have been revised. They announced ontheir official Facebook page: "Abu Dhabi Police denies what is being circulated via social media about abolishing speed margin in Abu Dhabi."

Most roads in Abu Dhabi have agrace margin that allows drivers to exceed thespeed limit by upto 20 kmph.For instance, onroads where the postedlimit may be 120kmph,you can accelerate till140kmph, before the radar flashes.

According to statistics released by the Traffic and Patrols Directorate of Abu Dhabi Police in May last year, 1,837 motorists were caught driving over 200kmph on the roads of Abu Dhabi.

Brigadier Hussain Al Harthi, Director-General of Central Operations in Abu Dhabi Police, said that the number of fatalities on Abu Dhabi roads dramatically increased in the first three months of 2016, compared to the first three months of 2015, with over 489 road accidents.

Similar rumours have been doing the rounds for Dubai roads claiming that the 20 kmph window of radar flash has been done away with.

Khaleej Times did a quick check on the Dubai Police website, and has found that no such changes have been made to speed limits.

However, what has changed on the roads is that some radars have become "friendlier. Instead of flashing after the driver exceeds the 20 km/hr window, these radars send out a warning flash when they find that a driver is about to go beyond the grace window. Therefore, don't worry if you are driving at 118 km/hr on a road that has a 100 km/hr speed limit and you are flashed by a radar.

Here are the speed limits on key Dubai roads, according to the Dubai Police website:

S. No.RoadRoad speedRadar control 1 Al Nahda 80 101 2 Damascus 80 101 3 Al Quds 80 101 4 Tunisia 80 101 5 Sheik Khalifa 80 101 6 Amman 80 101 7 Port 80 101 8 Beirut 80 101 9 Zaabeel second 80 101 10 University City 80 101 11 Airport Tunnel-Beirut 80 101 12 Tripoli 80 101 13 Al Jumeira 70 91 14 Nad Al Shiba 70 91 15 Al Wasl 70 91 16 Baghdad 70 91 17 Um Al Sheef 70 91 18 Al Manarah 70 91 19 Al Athar 70 91 20 Al Thunaya 70 91 21 Park 70 91 22 Al Seif 70 91 23 Al Orouba 70 91 24 Towers 70 91 25 Muscat 70 91 26 Al Khail 100 121 27 Al Yalayes 80 101 28 Al Awwer 80 101 29 Emirates 120 141 30 Dubai-Hatta 100 121 31 Mohammad Bin Zayed 120 141 32 Jabal Ali Lehbab 100 121 33 Al Itihad 100 121 34 Ras Al Khor 100 121 35 Sheikh Zayed 100 121 36 Al Rabat 100 121 37 Al Khawaneej 100 121 38 Al Amardi 100 121 39 Al Sheik Rashid 100 121 40 Hatta General 100 121 41 Al Khaleej 80 101 42 Airport 80 101 43 Nad Al Hamar 80 101 44 Al Soufouh 60 81 45 Al Soufouh 2 70 91 46 Oud Metha 80 101 47 Um Hurair 80 101 48 Um Suqaim 90 111 49 Al Mankhoul 80 101 50 Al Manama 80 101 51 Al Maidan 80 101 52 White House 70 91 53 Hessa 80 101 54 Al Mafraq 70 91 55 Dubai Financial 80 101 56 Al Qudra 100 121 57 Algeria 80 101 58 Tunisia 80 101 59 Dubai-AlAin 100 121 60 Al Asayel 80 101 61 Qarn Al sabkhah 80 101 62 Al Khail First 60 91 63 Al Forsan 60 91
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