By Sam Bridge
Roads and Transport Authority and Dubai Police General HQ have decided to increase the speed limit on Tripoli Street
The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) and Dubai Police General HQ have decided to increase the speed limit on a key road in the emirate.
The limit will be increased on Tripoli Street from 80 to 100 km/h from Emirates Road to just before Nouakchott Street, and to 90 km/h from just before Nouakchott Street to Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Road.
The change will take place on Friday, the RTA said.
“The decision to raise the speed limit on Tripoli Street has been taken in coordination with our strategic partner Dubai Police General HQ,” said Maitha bin Adai, CEO of RTA’s Traffic and Roads Agency.
“Increasing the speed limit to 100 km/h does not apply to the entire Tripoli Street as it applies to non-urbanised areas between Nouakchott Street and Emirates Road. The speed limit on the remainder of Tripoli Street has been set to 90 km/h.
"These changes take into consideration key engineering factors addressing the lack of compliance with the set speed limits, and the use of best traffic enforcement measures in accordance with the correlation between optimal speed rates and the traffic flow."
Adai added that current speed limits are being revised as part of RTA’s traffic safety studies continuously commissioned on vital roads across Dubai, with the lowering or increasing of speed limits depending on the road condition and the surrounding environment.For all the latest transport news from the UAE and Gulf countries, follow us on Twitter and Linkedin, like us on Facebook and subscribe to our YouTube page, which is updated daily.