New Speed Limits to be Implemented on Abu Dhabi-Al Ghuwaifat Road Next Sunday
According to Brigadier Khalifa Mohamed Al Khaiaili, Acting Deputy Director of the Traffic and Patrols Directorate at Abu Dhabi Police, the new speed limits for the Abu Dhabi - Al Ghuwaifat Road will go into effect as of next Sunday, 15 November. He also noted that the new signage has been installed indicated the road speed, and the radar speed limits have been changed accordingly on the three phases of the road.
Brigadier Al Khaiaili also explained that the project to widen the Abu Dhabi- Ghuwaifat Road is among the key projects that reflect the government’s commitment to achieve traffic safety and prevention. “This road is one of the ten most dangerous roads in the Emirate,” he noted. “Technical studies have identified the risk factors on the road including lack of lighting, which is dangerous, especially at high speeds, and could lead to loss of control and accidents.”
Colonel Jamal Salem Al Ameri, Chief of Public Relations Section at the Traffic and Patrols Directorate of Abu Dhabi Police explained that the modified speed limits on the Abu Dhabi – Al Ghuwaifat road are divided into three key stretches. The first stretch starts from Al Dhafra bridge diversion to Baynunah Forest (stretching 176 km/both ways) with speed limits of 100 km/h and including a grace speed radar setting at 121 km/h. The second stretch starts from Baynunah Forest to Barakah region, with a speed limit of 120 km/h and including a grace speed radar setting of 141 km/h. The third stretch extends from Barakah to Al Ghuwaifat (64 km/ both ways), with a speed limit of 100 km/h and including a grace speed radar setting of 121 km/h. The speed limit for heavy trucks will remain set at 80 km/h, while the speed limit of passenger buses will be set at 100 km/h for all phases of the road.
Colonel Al Ameri, called upon motorists to adhere to the designated speed limits in order to maintain their safety. This would help to boost safety levels and enhance protection for all road users across the Abu Dhabi Emirate.