UAE may levy steep fines on drivers who drive slowly

Beginning on May 1, 2023, a new minimum speed restriction will be in effect on a key road in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

The two leftmost lanes on the Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Road will have a minimum speed limit of 120 kph in both directions.

The top speed limit will continue to be 140 kph in the interim. After the infraction warning period has passed, Abu Dhabi Police will begin to enforce this new law. AED 400 will be fined for exceeding the minimum speed restriction.

There will be no minimum speed limit in the third and last lanes, but the maximum speed limit, which includes heavy vehicles, will remain at 140 kph.

The Abu Dhabi Police has also urged drivers to put safety first and maintain attention when driving. The police have advised slow drivers to stay in the proper lanes because the minimum speed restriction is in place to guarantee the safety of all motorists.

Abu Dhabi has revealed a new bridge that would connect East and West Bani Yas, cutting travel time from 11 minutes to only three.

Ali Al Shorafa, the chairman of the Department of Municipalities and Transport (DMT), formally opened the new endeavour. The inauguration ceremony was attended by a number of Director Generals (DGs) and pertinent officials.

The bridge will enhance traffic flow from Bani Yas to other sections of the city and is situated at Abu Dhabi Al Ain Road (E22). 1,400 vehicles per hour from E22 and 1,100 vehicles per hour from East or West Bani Yas will be able to pass through it at one time.



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