UAE imposes a Dh400 fine for violating "minimum speed" on Abu Dhabi highway

Asma - | UAE

On Monday, January 29, the Abu Dhabi Police provided clarification regarding the' minimum limit' of 120 km/h that was enforced on Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Road. The rule is applicable to traffic moving in both directions and was implemented in April 2023.

According to the Abu Dhabi Police, the "minimum limit" regulation, which has a 120 km/h speed limit, will be in effect starting in April 2023 for traffic traveling in both directions on Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Road. This regulation applies specifically to vehicles entering from the left using the first and second rapid lanes. It remains critical to mention that the highway maintains a maximum speed limit of 140 km/h.

Drivers who breach the'minimum speed' requirement, driving at speeds lower than 120 km/h in the designated fast lanes, will face a fine of Dh400. The enforcement of this rule is a measure aimed at promoting a safer driving environment, particularly on high-speed roads. The police underscored that the 'minimum speed' regulation does not extend to the third and last lanes. In these lanes, motorists driving at a slower pace are permitted without any restrictions.

Furthermore, heavy vehicles, which are anticipated to use the last lane, are exempt from the'minimum speed' rule. The objective behind implementing'minimum'speed' is to enhance overall driver safety. It mandates slower-moving vehicles to occupy the right lanes, yielding to faster vehicles approaching from behind or from the left. This strategy is designed to facilitate a more secure and efficient traffic flow on the road.

The Abu Dhabi Police advised drivers to be extremely cautious, especially when changing lanes. It is recommended that, prior to changing lanes, motorists verify that the roadway is clear. Furthermore, to ensure secure movement, drivers ought to change lanes only when a sufficient distance separates their vehicle from those of the other vehicles. The objective of the police on Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Road is to reinforce responsible and secure driving practices among motorists by placing emphasis on the importance of utilizing indicators when changing lanes.

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