In collaboration with the General HQ of the Dubai Police, the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) in Dubai has decided to raise the speed limit of the entire Umm Suqeim Road (from Al Sufouh Road to the Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Road).
This modification covers a sector of Al Qudra Road (from Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Road up to Emirates Road). The new speed limit will be increased to 90 km/h from the current speed limit of 80 km/h.
The speed limit of the remaining part of Al Qudra Road (from Emirates Road up to Seih Assalam Roundabout) will be raised to 100 km/h from the existing speed limit of 90 km/h. The decision as a whole shall take effect from February 6, 2016.
Maitha bin Udai, CEO of RTA’s Traffic and Roads Agency said, "RTA’s decision to raise the speed limit of Umm Suqeim and Al Qudra roads is based on the Speed Management Manual, which charts out a flexible strategy and procedures for setting speed limits of Dubai roads conforming to the highest international practices. The manual defines the correlation between the optimal speed limits and the traffic flow. Such a strategy provides for intensifying basic engineering tools for addressing dangerous speeds, intensifying media campaigns highlighting speed risks, and advocating the use of the optimal traffic enforcement measures."
She continued, "One of the key tools of controlling the speed in Dubai is the radar system, and accordingly studies focused on the grace margin between the road speed and the grace speed according to the best international practices. RTA continuously revises maximum speeds of vital roads and in the Emirate of Dubai to increase or reduce the speed limits depending on the condition of the road and the surrounding environment, in cooperation with our strategic partners."