Speed limits on two of Dubai’s main highways are to be lowered in a bid to reduce the number of accidents, it has been announced.

The decision has been taken following a meeting between the Roads and Transport Authority and Dubai Police, state news agency WAM reported.

The two parties agreed to lower the speed limit from 120km/h to 110km/h and reset the radar at 131km/h on Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Road and Emirates Road “given the recurrent traffic and run-over accidents on the two roads”, WAM said.

Discussions also touched on the management of traffic accidents in Dubai with the aim of reducing the time taken in managing traffic accidents and restoring the traffic movement back to normal as quickly as possible.

Under this project, the RTA said it will provide logistical support needed by the police in managing traffic accidents by opening alternative roads and introducing traffic diversions.

The two parties also discussed safety issues of Dubai Metro and Dubai Tram.

“These regular coordinative meetings offer an important communication channel for discussing new developments especially those relating to enhanced safety of roads and mass transit means for the benefit of citizens and residents of Dubai,” said Mattar Al Tayer, director-general and chairman of the RTA…. see more

source: arabianbusiness