Speeding fines up 250% after limit cut on two major Dubai highways

Speeding tickets on Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed and Emirates roads were increased by 150 percent on the first day and by more than 250 percent on day two since the speed limits on their Dubai stretches were cut from 120kph to 110kph, police said on Tuesday.

Dubai traffic police said that there were more than 1,000 drivers caught speeding on Sunday and more than 1,400 on Monday when normally there are no more than 400 per day. It looks like people either find it hard to adapt or just didn’t get the news.

“A total of 1,018 radar violations were committed on the first day, 679 offenses on Mohammed bin Zayed Road and 339 others on Emirates Road.  And some 1,424 radar fines were issued on Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Road, while there were 924 fines on Emirates Road on the second day.”
– Brigadier Saif Al Mazrouei, director of Dubai traffic police.

The speed limit on both the E311 and the E611 in Dubai were reduced from midnight on Sunday, meaning that the buffer limit before a speed camera flashes was reduced from 140kph to 130kph.