The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) in Dubai, and the General HQ of Dubai Police, have decided to increase the speed limit of the Sheikh Zayed bin Hamdan Al Nahyan Road in the sector between Dubai-Al Ain Road, and Jebel Ali-Lehbab Road - from 80km/h to 90 km/h starting Saturday May 12. Accordingly, radar speeds will be adjusted to 110 km/h.

Major GeneralAdvisor Mohammed Saif AlZafein, Assistant Commander-in-Chief for Operation Affairs, Dubai Police, said: "Measures would be taken to adjust speed cameras and set them at 110 km/h for the safety of road users.

"There is a continuous consultation and coordination between RTA and Dubai Police in taking decisions that realise the vision of Dubai and taking preventive measures to maintain the safety of road users."

"The Manual charts out the correlation between the optimal speed limits and the traffic flow.

"It takes into consideration the basic engineering factors relating to the non-compliance with the set speed limits, and advocates the use of best traffic enforcement measures," added Maitha

The speed limit signs will be changed to display 90km/h instead of 80 km/h, together with directional, cautionary signs, which govern the relationship between road users to ensure safe and smooth mobility for all.

"The current speed limits are being revised as part of traffic safety studies continuously undertaken by the Traffic and Roads Agency, in cooperation with strategic partners, on vital roads across Dubai. Lowering or increasing speed depends on the road condition and the surrounding environment.

"The speed limit is also judged by a host of engineering factors such as the designed speed of the road, actual speed observed by most motorists (The 85th Percentile Speed), 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 volume of traffic on the road," added Maitha.

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