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Driver caught speeding at 236 kmph on UAE road

Ahmed Shaaban /Ras Al Khaimah Filed on November 24, 2019
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Reckless drivers warned against speeding.

A reckless motorist was caught driving at a speed of 236kmph by the Ras Al Khaimah Police.

"These drivers do not pay heed to rules and continue to perform stunts which jeopardise safety of road users and theirs as well," said Col Ahmad Al Sam Al Naqbi, director of the traffic and patrols department, RAK Police.

Records showed that recently, another callous motorist was nabbed driving at 264kmph - "the top speed registered at RAK's radars".

"Five other motorists were earlier caught driving at speeds of 247kmph, 244kmph, 243kmph, 232kmph and 222kmph," he said.

The traffic and patrols department reviews speed limits on all the roads of the emirate, Col Al Naqbi pointed out. "This review applies to all internal roads and highways."

10 more radars

Ten more radars are to be installed at hot spots, he added. "This will top up the 83 already installed radars to 93."

Col Naqbi said the reckless drivers were detected by the fixed and mobile radars set up across all the highways of the emirate.

"Despite repeated warnings that speeding is the primary cause behind most of the deadly accidents in the emirate, some drivers, particularly the youth, turn a deaf ear," said Col Al Naqbi.

Speeding is blamed for around 85 per cent of the deadliest accidents in the emirate, according to the latest traffic report.

A few days ago, the RAK Police caught a driver who had racked up fines of Dh1.2 million.

Col Waleed Mohammed Juma, chief of the Maamura police station, said the 23-year-old Emirati driver, had been involved in 1,251 traffic violations.

"He was booked 1,200 times for speeding, including one in which he was driving at a speed of 200kmph."

"Most speeding drivers lose control over the steering wheel, veer off the road, and their vehicle flips over."

Few weeks ago, four teenagers died in a tragic accident that was attributed to speeding. A 21-year-old Emirati was also killed on the RAK ring road due to speeding.



Ahmed Shaaban

Originally from Egypt, I am a sound professional with a 23-year diverse experience as a researcher, lecturer, instructor, reporter, journalist, copy writer, translator, interpreter, proofreader, correspondent, and voice-over specialist with so many public and private entities in USA, UAE and Egypt. I have full command of all English and Arabic languages skills. I have a “Doctorate of Business Administration” degree, Swiss Business School. I have two Master’s degrees; one in Media Sciences, Mass Communication College, Cairo University, 2014, and one in Applied Business Research, Swiss Business School, 2018. I have a bachelor’s degree in English Language and Translation, Al-Alsun College for Languages & Translation, Ain Shams University, Egypt, 1996. I have three post graduate diplomas in Education, Curricula and Instruction, and Islamic Studies. I enjoy reading, writing and adventuring.

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