New speed limit announced on Dubai Major road Starting from today
Al Ittihad Street now has a reduced speed limit, thanks to a joint notice from the RTA and the Dubai Police General Headquarters.
Reducing Speeds for Safer Roads: Al Ittihad Street Update
From the Emirate of Sharjah to the Al Garhoud Bridge, the speed limit will drop from 100 km/h to 80 km/h. There will be a change to the speed restriction effective November 20, 2023.
This decision to decrease the speed limit was made through collaboration and consultation between the RTA and the Dubai Police General Command. It is based on a recent study that considered various factors, including the number of entrances, exits, and intersections in the specified part of Al Ittihad Street. Additionally, the study took into account the frequency of traffic accidents in the area and the completed improvement and development measures implemented recently.
Implementation and Alert Systems:
The RTA will implement this change by updating the traffic signs that indicate the maximum legal speed on Al Ittihad Street. The new speed limit of 80 km/h will replace the previous limit of 100 km/h in the section between the Emirate of Sharjah and Al Garhoud Bridge. Red lines will also be added at the beginning of the speed reduction zone to alert drivers using internationally recognized traffic safety standards.
Consideration of Multiple Factors
Emphasizing its commitment to ensuring safe roads, the RTA conducts periodic and continuous reviews of speeds on vital roads in Dubai. These reviews adhere to the Speed Management Guide in the Emirate of Dubai, following modern international best practices. The guide establishes criteria and measures to achieve a balance between optimal speed rates, traffic flow, and the occurrence of traffic accidents.
Coordination with the Dubai Police General Command is crucial for taking joint preventive measures and procedures, especially concerning adjustments to radar devices.
The decision to lower or raise speed limits considers various factors, including the road's design speed, the actual speed most drivers follow (percentile speed), urban development on both sides of the road, pedestrian movement, and the presence of other essential facilities. The level of traffic accidents and overall traffic volume on the street are also taken into account.