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Speed warning issued due to bad weather in UAE

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Filed on March 3, 2019 | Last updated on March 4, 2019 at 08.15 am

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The modified speeds on the roads are determined according to the traffic safety during adverse weather.

Abu Dhabi Police has issued an advisory and tips for driving during unstable weather conditions in UAE.

In a post on their official Instagram handle, Abu Dhabi Police has urged motorists to drive safely during unstable weather predicted across the country during the coming days, with the possibility of rain and dusty conditions mainly in open areas; causing poor visibility and fog.

 
 
 
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Tips for Safe Driving during Unstable Weather Conditions . . Abu Dhabi Police urge motorists to drive safely during unstable weather predicted across the country during the coming days, with the possibility of rain and dusty conditions mainly in open areas; causing poor visibility and fog. Motorists have been urged to comply with the Safety Traffic Committee's decision and drive at a maximum speed of 80 km/h during unstable weather. They have also been advised to maintain a safe following distance and avoid applying brakes suddenly, to prevent the risk of skidding when roads are slippery. @stscabudhabi #??????_???_?????? ?#Abudhabi_safe_and_secure #???????? #?????? #????_?????? #?????_????_?????? #???????_?????? #??_?????? ?#UAE #AbuDhabi #ADPolice #ADpolice_news #Security_media ?#InAbuDhabi

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Motorists had been earlier advised to comply with the Safety Traffic Committee's decision and drive at a maximum speed of 80 km/hour during the unstable weather.

They have also been instructed to maintain a safe following distance and avoid applying brakes suddenly, to prevent the risk of skidding when roads are slippery.

The Traffic Safety Committee had also announced in November 2018, the implementation of a smart intelligent system that will automatically reduce the speed limit on Abu Dhabi roads and highways during adverse weather or foggy conditions.

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According to traffic authorities, in the event of poor visibility (when visibility has dropped to less than 200 meters), the speed limit on the roads will be reduced to 80km/hour.

"The modified speeds on the roads are determined according to the traffic safety during adverse weather," said the Department of Transport-Abu Dhabi (DoT).

RELATED: Speed limits to reduce on UAE roads during bad weather

"The modified speeds are identified on the smart towers installed on Sheikh Rashid Bin Saeed Street (Abu Dhabi - Dubai) and Sheikh Khalifa Street (Al Saadiyat). All vehicles should follow the announced speed limits until the visibility is clear and return to the regular speed limit signs."

RELATED: Fog in UAE: Eight tips to drive safely

As for roads without smart towers, a fixed speed sign with a traffic light will be installed to notify the drivers to reduce the vehicles' speed to 80km/hour. Radar control limits will be adjusted accordingly, authorities said.


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