On Sunday midnight, the ruling to reduce speed on Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Road and Emirates Road to 110km/h came into effect.
And just three hours after, an Egyptian woman crashed her jeep into a parked lorry and sustained some serious injuries on the E311 road. As per the police, she was overspeeding.
This means that the new report that says we can see more speed reductions on some of the most busy roads in Dubai can definitely curb fatal accidents on the road.
But, there’s a catch to to it
Speed limits on other roads will be reduced ONLY if the new ruling on E311 and E611 prove to be successful.
But if we were to take the past directive on Al Ain road in mind, where the speed limit on the road were reduced two years back, it contributed to cutting down the number of fatalities on the road, then this can definitely be viewed as a good news.
According to Brig Saeed Hamad bin Sulaiman, director of Rashidiya Police Station, the examination of the result will take place after three months and, accordingly, they will take a call on reducing speed limits on other roads.
A number of major road accidents took place on Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed and Emirates roads, the most serious of which have taken place on Emirates Road, so the move to reduce speed limits aims to curb major accidents. Reducing the speed limit will enable drivers to react and behave better on the roads. The only time when slow driving is dangerous is when driving at the wrong speed in the wrong lane
Brig Saeed Sulaiman