Dubai: As of January 1, 2018, motorists taking the Al Mafraq - Al Ghuwaifat road will have to abide by the new speed limit.
Abu Dhabi Police announced that it has installed radars on the Al Mafraq - Al Ghuwaifat international highway, which will now catch light vehicles driving at the speed of 141 km/h.
Radars on Al Mafraq - Al Ghuwaifat highway set to catch vehicles at 141 km/ h pic.twitter.com/TNvIwJRu9a— شرطة أبوظبي (@ADPoliceHQ) January 1, 2018
Brigadier Ali Khalfan Al Dhaheri, director of central operations sector, urged motorists to abide by the speed limit to ensure their safety and that of others.
Gulf News previously reported that the Ministry of Interior launched a nationwide campaign on January 1, 2018, to raise awareness on the dangers of exceeding speed limits.
The awareness campaign is held under the slogan ‘Don’t let speeding turn you into a killer,’ and will continue for three months.
الداخلية تطلق حملة التوعية المرورية الموحدة في يناير القادم على مستوى الدولة Under the slogan ‘Do not let speeding turn you into a killer’ The Ministry of Interior launches a unified traffic awareness campaign next January nationwide. تحت رعاية الفريق سمو الشيخ سيف بن زايد آل نهيان نائب رئيس مجلس الوزراء وزير الداخلية تطلق وزارة الداخلية ممثلة في المجلس المروري الاتحادي، حملة التوعية المرورية الموحدة الأولى لعام 2018 على مستوى الدولة تحت شعار " لا تدع السرعة تجعل منك قاتلا" إعتباراً من الأول من يناير القادم، وتستمر مدة ثلاثة أشهر Under the patronage of HH Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior, the Ministry of Interior, represented by the Federal Traffic Council, will launch the first unified traffic awareness campaign for the year 2018 under the slogan ‘Do not let speeding turn you into a killer’ from the first of January, and will last for three months. @dubaipolicehq @adpolicehq @shjpolice @rakpoliceghq @ajmanpolice @uaq_police @fujpoliceghq #وزارة_الداخلية#أبوظبي#الإعلام_الأمني#الإمارات #MOI#MOIUAE#AbuDhabi#UAE#security_media
According to current statistics, the traffic index stands at 4.4 road fatalities for every 100,000 people.
The Ministry of Interior also revealed that as many as 230 people were killed in traffic accidents caused by speeding across the country until December 23, 2017, as compared to 312 in 2016.