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Abu Dhabi slashes speed limits in urban areas

Emirate has cut speed limits in residential areas to between 20kph and 40kph

Abu Dhabi slashes speed limits in urban areas
Speed limits on highways outside the capital will remain the same, at 140kph

Abu
Dhabi has rolled out new speed limits for motorists in the capital, cutting
speeds in residential areas to between 20kph and 40kph.

Speed
cameras across the emirate have been adjusted to monitor the new limits, which
went into effect on Saturday, while new signs have been mounted on roads to
flag up the new speed zones.

Abu
Dhabi Municipality has also begun laid red paving on some roads to alert
motorists that they are entering a revised speed area.

Patrol
cars will be enforcing the new speed limits, Abu Dhabi Police said.

Speed
limits outside the capital, on the Abu Dhabi/Dubai and Abu Dhabi/Al Ain
highways, and Suwaihan Road, will remain the same, at 140kph.

The
move follows a study carried out on Abu Dhabi roads by Abu Dhabi Municipality
and the Department of Transport, with other agencies, that determined speed
limits in urban areas should be lowered for safety reasons. 

 

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