Police advisory: Drop speed to 80kmph in foggy conditions on UAE roads

Filed on November 2, 2020 | Last updated on November 2, 2020 at 08.33 am
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Abu Dhabi Police have urged motorists to keep a safe distance and avoid using hazard warning lights when visibility is reduced in fog

The Abu Dhabi Police have urged drivers to follow safe driving practices during foggy weather conditions in the coming days, and reduce their speed to 80kmph. The move comes as part of the police carrying out the decision of the Traffic Safety Committee related to unstable weather conditions.

The National Center of Meteorology (NCM) has warned of fog formation and deteriorating horizontal visibility over some internal and coastal areas between 1am and 9.30am on Monday morning.

Abu Dhabi Police were among the UAE authorities reinforcing the warning by urging motorists to exercise caution due to reduced visibility during the fog.

A maximum speed limit of 80kmph will be in place during the fog, the force said. It also urged motorists to keep a safe distance and avoid using hazard warning lights.In a tweet, the force added: "Motorists are urged to follow changing speed limits displayed on electronic information boards."

They also urged drivers to commit to preventive procedures, such as stopping their vehicles in low visibility, while highlighting the importance of leaving an appropriate gap between vehicles to avoid accidents.

The police also stressed the need to follow instructions on smart signs, and urged drivers to follow its messages sent via social media, which will aim to help them travel through fog. It also instructed drivers to monitor weather forecasts and be prepared to drive in bad weather conditions.

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