ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates - Wednesday, October 21st 2015 [ME NewsWire]
The Traffic and Patrols Directorate at the Abu Dhabi Police announced that it will be changing speed limits on the Abu Dhabi - Al Ghuwaifat road as of November 15th. The reduced speed limit will help preserve lives and ensure a streamlined flow of traffic during the on-going work to widen the Abu Dhabi – Al Ghuwaifat road.
Brigadier Khalifa Mohamed Al Khaili, Acting Deputy Director of the Traffic and Patrols Directorate at Abu Dhabi Police stated that reducing the speed limit aims mainly to preserve the lives and properties of road users. He stressed that government bodies are working day and night to serve the public, by building an advanced roads infrastructure according to the highest quality engineering standards.
Brigadier Al Khaili explained that the modified speed limits on the Abu Dhabi – Al Ghuwaifat road are divided into three key stretches. The first stretch starts from Al Dhafra bridge diversion to Baynunah Forest (stretching 176 km/both ways) with speed limits of 100 km/h and radar setting at 121 km/h. The second stretch starts from Baynunah Forest to Barakah region, with a speed limit of 120 km/h and radar setting of 141 km/h. The third stretch extends from Barakah to Al Ghuwaifat (64 km/ both ways), with a speed limit of 100 km/h and a radar setting of 121 km/h. The speed limit for heavy trucks will be set at 80 km/h, while the speed limit of passenger buses will be set at 100 km/h for all phases of the road.
He also noted that the Department has announced the change in speed limits and radar setting has been clearly marked by sign boards; stressing that the main goal of installing radars is not to catch road users, but to instruct them to reduce their speeds in order to realize the vision of the Abu Dhabi Police to maintain traffic safety.
Brigadier Al Khaili also explained that the project to widen the Abu Dhabi- Ghuwaifat road is among the key projects that reflect the government’s commitment to achieve traffic safety and prevention. “This road is a vital economic route that witnesses intensive traffic flow during Haj and Umrah seasons. The project is also designed to facilitate the flow of tourists coming from neighboring countries that increases during holidays,” he added. “The road is also the main route for trucks traveling to and from the Abu Dhabi ports; consistent with economic progress witnessed by the UAE.”
Brigadier Al Khaili called upon motorists to adhere to the designated speed limits in order to maintain their safety. This would help to boost safety levels and enhance protection for all road users across the Abu Dhabi Emirate.
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