Don't be caught out by Abu Dhabi's speed limit law change

Motorists face hefty fines if they don't abide by new rule

Don't be caught out by Abu Dhabi's speed limit law change

Abu Dhabi motorists are preparing themselves for the introduction of new speed limit laws.

From Sunday, August 12, drivers will no longer have a 20kmph buffer which has previously afforded them some leeway on speed limits in the emirate.

It means drivers will now be fined for doing 121kmph on a 120kmph road, for example, whereas previously they could have done 140kmph without being fined.

Transport officials are introducing the new law in a bid to improve road safety in Abu Dhabi.

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It brings the capital into line with many countries across the world where the buffer doesn’t exist and the speed limit is the absolute maximum legal speed you can travel.

Advertising campaigns have been informing motorists about the move since it was announced last month.

It includes a series of social media posts and signs on roads across the capital.

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