UAE Police enforce minimum speed rules on Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Road

The Abu Dhabi Police Traffic and Security Patrols Directorate has clarified the details of the "minimum speed" system on Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Road, emphasising that it applies to the first and second lanes from the left in both directions of the two express lanes.

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In these lanes, the maximum speed allowed is 140 km/hour, and there is a minimum speed requirement of 120 km/hour. Violators, specifically drivers who go below the minimum speed, will face penalties.

The enforcement includes fines for those driving at speeds below 120 km/hour, categorised as "driving a vehicle at a speed less than the minimum speed specified for the road, if any." The fine for such violations is set at 400 dirhams. It's crucial for drivers to be aware of and adhere to these regulations to avoid legal consequences.

The directive also clarified that the third lane, with a speed limit of 140 km/hour, and the last lane designated for heavy vehicles are exempt from the minimum speed requirement. This exemption acknowledges the nature of heavy vehicles that might not reach the specified minimum speed.

The primary objective behind implementing the minimum speed rule is to enhance overall road safety. By setting a minimum speed, authorities aim to ensure a smoother flow of traffic, compelling slower vehicles to use the right lanes. Additionally, the regulation emphasises the importance of yielding to vehicles approaching from behind or from the left, prioritising the safety of all road users.

Drivers are strongly urged to comply with these rules for their own safety and the safety of others on the road. Adherence to speed limits, both minimum and maximum, contributes significantly to a secure and efficient traffic environment.

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