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Dubai Police releases speed and radar limit on major roads

By Bindu Suresh Rai

As traffic conditions continue to plague daily commuters across Dubai, the statistics paint a grim picture with excessive speeding resulting in 42 traffic accidents, resulting in the deaths of five people and injuring another 35 in 2013 alone.

In a bid to curb rash driving on the roads, heavy fines and new radars have been implemented on a regular basis across the emirate, with offences still continuing to rise annually.

However, in the past commuters have complained of being in the dark on speed limits on certain roads due to lack of clarity and fluctuating speed limits.

When Emirates 24|7 quizzed 10 drivers, seven of them got the speed limit on Sheikh Zayed Road wrong, while six were unsure what the grace limit was on Business Bay Crossing.

To avoid further confusion, Dubai Police released an updated list of speed limits on major roads across the emirate, along with the radar setting speed that will have you facing a heavy fine if crossed.

Major highways, including Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Road, Emirates Road, Dubai-Al Ain Road, Hatta Road, the Lahbab Road and the Aweer-Lahbab Road, all have a maximum speed limit of 120kmph.

The radar setting for these roads have been set at 141kmph, the speed following which your car will be captured on camera.

The popular Sheikh Zayed Road maintains two speed limits since 2007, with 100kmph until Interchange five and 120kmph after that, heading towards Jebel Ali.

Both limits come with a 20kmph grace limit, with the radar set at 121kmph for the former and 141kmph post the fifth Interchange.

Similarly, Oud Metha Road which takes you past Latifa Hospital, has two speed limits, 80kmph and 90kmph with a 20kmph grace limit for both. The road also clearly marks when the speed limit drops an additional 10kmph to avoid confusion.

Meanwhile, other main arteries for commuters, including Sheikh Rashid Road, Ras Al Khor Road, Ittihad Road, Rabat Street, Khawaneej Road, Business Bay Crossing and Aweer Road are all set at 100kmph, with the radar setting at 121kmph.

For a complete list of road speed limits, see the table below.