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As of first of April 2023, the Abu Dhabi Police will start implementing the minimum speed limit system on the Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Road on the first and second lanes from the left of both directions.
The Abu Dhabi Police announced on Thursday.
The maximum speed on this road will be 140kmph, while the minimum speed limit will be 120kmph for the first and second lanes from the left, Major General Ahmed Saif Bin Zaitoun Al Muhairi, Director of the Central Operations Division at the Abu Dhabi Police, said.
From April 1, drivers who will be monitored driving below 120kmph on these lanes will receive warning notices until end of the month, but from May 1, 2023, a Dh400 fine will take effect, Major General Al Muhairi added.
He also explained that the third lane from the left and the last lane designated for heavy-duty vehicles are excluded from the minimum speed limit system, calling on motorists to abide by the safe driving to preserve the public safety.
The step comes with a view to enhancing safety of drivers and forcing slow vehicles to stay on the right lanes to give way to the vehicles coming from behind at high speed on the left, he added.
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According to Law No. (5) of 2020 AD regarding the seizure of vehicles in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, the fine for jumping the red light is Dhs1,000 and 12 traffic points and the vehicle is seized for 30 days.
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