Abu Dhabi: No grace speed limit from August 12
Police in Abu Dhabi have just announced that they have removed the grace speed limit of 20 Km/hr across all roads all over the Emirate starting from August 12th. The statement was mentioned by the Abu Dhabi Police on Wednesday.
Major General Mohammad Khalfan Al Romaithi, Commander-in-Chief of Abu Dhabi Police, said, “The amendment of speed limits on the roads was decided to implement after studies were conducted as per road accidents index and traffic density on the roads.”
Al the radars on all the roads will be re-set as per the amended speed limits on all of the Emirate’s roads. At the moment, all drivers of all vehicles have a grace speed limit of 20 Km/hr. from the actual mentioned speed that is displayed on the sign-board.
For example, if the board on the normal main roads mention that the speed limit is 60 Km/hr, the motorists that travel that road can go up to 80 Km/hr. on the same road. The radar will not have this speed captured, but if they touch 81 Km/hr. then the radar will flash and will have all the details of the vehicle recorded. This is going to change now completely from August 12.
The Abu Dhabi Police also in a statement mentioned that they will “launch wide awareness campaigns among the public to educate them about the new speed limits and removal of grace speeds on the internal and external roads of the Emirate.”
Major General Mohammad Khalfan Al Romaithi, Commander-in-Chief of Abu Dhabi Police, urged motorists to “cooperate with the traffic police to yield positive results and obey new speed limits, which will be implemented as per international standards to make roads more safer.”