160kmph limit on Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Road

By Sheena Amos

ABU DHABI 31 January 2018: The Abu Dhabi Police General Command has announced that it has adjusted the speed limit for light vehicles on Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Road between Al Mafraq Bridge and Al Ghuwaifat to 160 kilometres per hour, km/h, and the radar speed to 161 km/h, from 24th January 2018.

The Command called on all drivers to respect the new traffic law, said Wam.

Brigadier Ali Khalfan Al Dhaheri, Director of the Central Operations Sector at the Abu Dhabi Police, said that Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Road, which connects the UAE to neighbouring countries, is a key strategic road project in Abu Dhabi, and features four lanes in each direction to support the movement of traffic.

He added that the road helps to facilitate the movement of international trade transportation and supports the economic, social and environmental growth of the region. Enlarging the road will help to improve the level of traffic safety, in line with Abu Dhabi Traffic Safety Strategy, he continued.

Al Dhaheri highlighted the efforts of the Abu Dhabi Police to ensure safety on local roads, by intensifying surveillance and increasing the numbers of fixed and mobile radars, as well as establishing ambulance and rescue areas, which will ensure faster response times to traffic accidents.