Car caught speeding at 225kmph on UAE's Sheikh Zayed Road

Umm Al Quwain, speeding, 225kmph, Sheikh Zayed Road

Umm Al Quwain - The vehicle has been seized.



Published: Tue 3 Sep 2019, 4:24 PM

Last updated: Tue 3 Sep 2019, 4:49 PM

The Umm Al Quwain Police have nabbed a young motorist driving at a speed of 225kmph.

The driver, caught by a speed camera, was driving on the Sheikh Zayed Road in the emirate of Umm Al Quwain, according to Col Saeed Obaid bin Aran, director of the department of traffic and patrols department, UAQ Police.

"The speed limit on the road was 140kmph, and he was exceeding the speed limit by 80kmph."

The driver was summoned and referred to the traffic prosecution, while the car he was driving was impounded, he added.

"As per the amended federal traffic law, exceeding the maximum speed limit by more than 80kmph draws a fine of Dh3,000, along with 23 black traffic points, and the impoundment of the vehicle involved for 60 days."

"Speeding has been reported as one of the main reasons behind fatal road accidents."

Studies show that young drivers are mostly involved in speeding violations, he disclosed.

"More radars, fixed and mobile, are to be deployed along the roads of the emirate to curb speeding drivers."

He urged all drivers to observe the speed limit and never exceed it.

"The UAQ traffic police will have no tolerance towards speedsters."

ahmedshaaban@khaleejtimes.com


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