More radars planned on Fujairah roads

FUJAIRAH — The Fujairah Police are examining the feasibility of increasing the number of radars on the main streets of the emirate and to reduce the present speed limit from 140 kilometres per hour to 120.

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Published: Wed 27 Apr 2011, 11:57 PM

Last updated: Thu 2 Apr 2015, 4:50 AM

“We are planning to reconsider setting up road humps on the streets, especially the internal ones,” said Colonel Mohammed bin Naiye, Deputy Director of Fujairah Police.

New road humps will be built on roads which have seen large number of accidents, while some humps that proved to be of no use will be removed, after the vehicular traffic had seen discipline in drivers’ attitude, he noted.

“A traffic committee was formed after the police noticed an increase in the accidents where pedestrians are knocked down by speedy cars. The last such accident took place at Fujairah Corniche, opposite Al Hikma Hospital, where an Arab expatriate was hit by a vehicle,” he said.

The committee, according to him, will visit the scenes where serious accidents had taken place, with view of setting up road humps or installing new radar.

“More than 12 radars will be there instead of the present five, on the 60km stretch of Sheikh Maktoum bin Rashid Road which begins from ADNOC petrol pump at the entrance of Fujairah city and ends at Thoban district,” he said.

The speed limit on Shaikh Maktoum Street will be reduced to 120km/hr from 140, due to the remarkable rise in the number of accidents, he said quoting the recommendations of the study.

“The Ministry of Public Works will improve Massafi-Dibba Road,” he said, adding that there are many detours which may not show the condition of traffic at in a best way. The present number of three radars will be multiplied on the road to control the reckless drivers and the speed limit will be reduced by 20 kilometres/per hour.

Speed-limit on Fujairah-Gadfa Road will be reduced to 80km/hr instead of 100, and two or more radars will be added. A number of road humps will also be built, especially at Al Hikma Hospital. More radars will be installed and speed limits will be reduced on roads including Al Bidayya-Dibba and Dibba-Al Taween and Al Manama.

A total of 1,022 accidents took place in Fujairah during the first two months of this year, resulting in the death of four persons and injuries of 74.

Traffic accidents in Fujairah and suburbs constituted 55 per cent of the total while Dibba had 23 per cent, Masafi witnessed 13 per cent and Mirbiah, 9 per cent.

salah@khaleejtimes.com



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