On November 20, 2023, the Roads and Transport Authority and the Dubai Police General Headquarters stated that the legal speed limit on Al Ittihad Road in the part that is located between the Emirate of Sharjah and Al Garhoud Bridge will be reduced from 100 kilometers per hour to 80 kilometers per hour. This change will take effect immediately. The governing body said unequivocally that the decision to.
the amount of The speed limit was established after coordination and consultation with the Dubai Police General Command, as well as on the basis of a recent study that was based on the number of entrances, exits, and close intersections in the aforementioned part of Al Ittihad Street. In addition, a study and the number of recurring traffic accidents, as well as the improvement and development measures that have been completed in the area during the recent period, were also taken into consideration.
The authority stated that the traffic signs that set the maximum legal speed in that section of Al Ittihad Street will be changed to 80 km/h instead of 100 km/h on Al Ittihad Street in the part that is located between the Emirate of Sharjah and Al Garhoud Bridge, and red lines will be added at the beginning of the speed reduction zone. In addition, the authority stated that red lines will be added at the beginning of the speed reduction zone. to warn drivers in accordance with the most effective standards and practices currently utilized in the field of traffic safety.
The function that the Authority plays in the organization of periodic and ongoing evaluations of speeds on important highways in the Emirate of Dubai has been validated. To accomplish this, the Authority depends on the Speed Management Guide in the Emirate of Dubai and operates in accordance with contemporary recommendations for the best practices across international transportation. The guide establishes acceptable standards and measurements to achieve quality in the link between the optimal driving speeds, the flow of traffic, and the number of automobile collisions.
The authority emphasized the significance of coordinating with the Dubai Police General Command in order to implement joint preventive measures and procedures. This was especially important in regard to adjusting the speed at which radar devices operate.
They did so while noting that lowering or increasing speed is dependent on a wide variety of factors and engineering standards, the most important of which is the speed that the road was designed to accommodate, as well as the actual speed that the vast majority of drivers travel at. (percentile speed%) 85, in addition to the degree of urban development on both sides of the road, pedestrian movement, and the presence of other critical facilities, taking into account the level of traffic accidents that happened on the street and the volume of traffic, taking into account the level of urban development on both sides of the road.