The Traffic and Patrols Directorate at Abu Dhabi Police intensified traffic supervision on the Abu Dhabi – Al Ghuwaifat Road by providing the various patrols in the Western Region with the mobile radar “Al Qannas”. This effort falls in line with the priority to make roads safer, and the traffic safety strategy in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, and the efforts exerted to reduce traffic accidents.

Major Suhail Sayah Al Mazroui, Head of the Highways Section in the Western Region, emphasized that a comprehensive plan is being implemented to promote efforts to reduce accidents on the roads, especially the highways, which are expected to witness high traffic density in the upcoming period for drivers coming into or leaving the UAE during the summer holiday. He also noted that the supervision includes all of the hotspots that witness a density of accidents in all directions.

Major Al Mazroui said that the number of violations registered by “Al Qannas” in the first quarter of 2016 amounted to 415 speed tickets. He also pointed out that the police will show no leniency in enforcing the traffic law on “reckless” motorists, who endanger their lives and the lives of others.

For his part, Captain Abdurrahman Al Ali, Public Relations Branch Manager at the Highways Section in the Western Region, called upon motorists to adhere to legal speed limits, and to wear their seat belts. He also highlighted the risks of overloading vehicles, and faulty expired tires. Captain Al Ali urged drivers not to use cellphones while driving, and to stop their vehicles on the right side of the road if they feel tired or drowsy, and to take a break.

Captain Al Ali noted  that the modified speed limits on the Abu Dhabi – Al Ghuwaifat Road are divided into three key stretches. The first stretch is 176 km both ways, reaching from the Al Dhafra Bridge diversion to the Baynunah Forest, with a speed limit of 100 km/h and radars set at 121 km/h. The second stretch runs between the Baynunah Forest and the Barakah region, with a speed limit of 120 km/h and radar setting of 141 km/h. The third stretch extends 64 km both ways from Barakah to Al Ghuwaifat, with a speed limit of 100 km/h and a radar setting of 121 km/h.

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