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Speed limit increased on key Dubai road

Speed limit increased on key Dubai road

The speed limit on Tripoli Street has been hiked from 80km/hr to 100 km/hr in a certain section

The speed limit on a key Dubai road has been increased, Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) announced on Wednesday.

The speed limit on Tripoli Street has been hiked from 80km/hr to 100 km/hr in the sector from Emirates Road to just before Nouakchott Street, and to 90 km/h in the sector from just before Nouakchott Street to Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Road, the RTA said in a message on Twitter.

The change will take place as of October 25, 2019.

The decision was taken “following elaborate studies” conducted by Traffic and Roads Agency, said Maitha bin Adai, CEO of RTA’s Traffic and Roads Agency.

“Increasing the speed limit to 100 km/h does not apply to the entire Tripoli Street as it applies to non-urbanised areas between Nouakchott Street and Emirates Road. The speed limit on the remainder of Tripoli Street (between interchanges of Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Road and Nouakchott Street) has been set to 90 km/h.

“These changes take into consideration key engineering factors addressing the lack of compliance with the set speed limits, and the use of best traffic enforcement measures in accordance with the correlation between optimal speed rates and the traffic flow.”

The existing speed limit signs will be changed and directional and cautionary signs will also be added.

“Measures will be taken to adjust speed cameras and set them to match the new speed limits as per the prevailing practices in Dubai,” said Mohammed Saif Al Zaffein, assistant commander-in-chief for Operations Affairs at Dubai Police.

“RTA and Dubai Police are engaged in continuous consultation in examining the current speed limits on some roads that need to be adjusted, and take appropriate actions aimed at enhancing the traffic safety on Dubai roads.”

Current speed limits across Dubai are being revised as part of RTA’s traffic safety studies commissioned on vital roads, said Bin Adai.

“Lowering or increasing speed limits depends on the road condition and the surrounding environment, and is decided in coordination with the strategic partners.

“The speed limit is judged by a host of engineering factors such as the designed road speed, actual speed observed by most motorists, urbanisation rate on both roadsides, pedestrian movement, and the availability of vital facilities. Consideration is also given to the level of crashes experienced, and the traffic volumes of the road,” she added.

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