DUBAI 24 October 2019: Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) and Dubai Police General HQ have decided to increase the speed limit on Tripoli Street from 80 to 100 km/h in the sector from Emirates Road to just before Nouakchott Street, and to 90 km/h in the sector from just before Nouakchott Street to Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Road. The change will take place as of 25 October.
Maitha bin Adai, CEO of RTA’s Traffic and Roads Agency, said current speed limits are being revised as part of RTA’s traffic safety studies continuously commissioned on vital roads across Dubai. Lowering or increasing speed limits depends on the road condition and the surrounding environment, and is decided in coordination with the strategic partners.
The speed limit is judged by a host of engineering factors such as the designed road speed, actual speed observed by most motorists (The 85th Percentile Speed), urbanisation rate on both roadsides, pedestrian movement, and the availability of vital facilities. Consideration is also given to the level of crashes experienced, and the traffic volumes of the road,” added Maitha.
Major General Mohammed Saif Al Zaffein, Assistant Commander-in-Chief for Operations Affairs, Dubai Police, said, “Measures will be taken to adjust speed cameras and set them to match the new speed limits as per the prevailing practices in Dubai. RTA and Dubai Police are engaged in continuous consultation in examining the current speed limits on some roads that need to be adjusted, and take appropriate actions in line with the vision of Dubai Government aimed at enhancing the traffic safety on Dubai roads.”