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Revised Speed Limits on Key Roads Across the UAE and Penalties for Speeding

It's crucial to stay updated on the speed changes to avoid fines

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Published on May 28, 2024, 12:42:05

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Attention frequent travellers between Sharjah and Dubai: the speed limit on Al Wahda Road leading to Al Ittihad Road has been lowered from 100 km/h to 80 km/h.

This change, announced by Sharjah’s Roads and Transport Authority (SRTA) recently, applies to the section from the interchange near Abu Shaghara to Al Taawun Bridge on Al Ittihad Road.

Speed Limit Changes Across Emirates

In the past year, several emirates have revised speed limits on key roads. It's crucial to stay updated on these changes to avoid fines. Continuing to drive at old speed limits can result in penalties.

Penalties for Speeding

  • Exceeding by up to 20 km/h: Fine of Dh300
  • Exceeding by up to 30 km/h: Fine of Dh600
  • Exceeding by up to 40 km/h: Fine of Dh700
  • Exceeding by up to 50 km/h: Fine of Dh1,000
  • Exceeding by up to 60 km/h: Fine of Dh1,500, 6 black points, 15-day vehicle retention
  • Exceeding by more than 60 km/h: Fine of Dh2,000, 12 black points, 30-day vehicle retention
  • Exceeding by more than 80 km/h: Fine of Dh3,000, 23 black points, 60-day vehicle retention

Abu Dhabi's Policy on Speeding

Abu Dhabi eliminated its grace speed limit in 2018, meaning any excess over the speed limit incurs a fine.

Fines for Driving Below Minimum Speed Limits

Driving too slowly can also result in fines. Roads in the UAE often have both maximum and minimum speed limits, indicated on signboards. Driving below the minimum speed limit can attract a fine of Dh400.

Notable Speed Reductions

Sharjah:Al Wahda Road, from the interchange near Abu Shaghara to Al Taawun Bridge on Al Ittihad Road – speed reduced to 80 km/h.

Dubai:Al Ittihad Road, between Sharjah and Al Garhoud Bridge – speed reduced to 80 km/h.

Abu Dhabi: Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Road – minimum speed of 120 km/h on the two left lanes.

Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Street – speed reduced to 120 km/h from Sheikh Zayed Bridge to Qasr Al Bahr intersection.
Abu Dhabi-Al Ain Road (E22) at Sas Al Nakhl area towards Abu Dhabi – speed reduced to 100 km/h.Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Road (E311) at Sweihan Bridge towards Bani Yas – speed reduced to 120 km/h.
Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Road (E311) from Baniyas Cemetery towards Baniyas – speed reduced to 100 km/h.
Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Street (E10) from Sheikh Zayed Bridge towards Abu Dhabi – speed reduced to 100 km/h.
Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Road (E12) between Jubail Island and Saadiyat towards Abu Dhabi – speed reduced to 120 km/h.
Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Road (E12) from Saadiyat Island towards Abu Dhabi – speed reduced to 100 km/h.

Al Ain: Sheikh Khalid bin Sultan Road – speed limit reduced to 80 km/h.Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Road (E311) at Sweihan Bridge towards Bani Yas – speed reduced to 120 km/h.

Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Road (E311) from Baniyas Cemetery towards Baniyas – speed reduced to 100 km/h.
Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Street (E10) from Sheikh Zayed Bridge towards Abu Dhabi – speed reduced to 100 km/h.
Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Road (E12) between Jubail Island and Saadiyat towards Abu Dhabi – speed reduced to 120 km/h.
Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Road (E12) from Saadiyat Island towards Abu Dhabi – speed reduced to 100 km/h.

Al Ain: Sheikh Khalid bin Sultan Road – speed limit reduced to 80 km/h.

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