The UAE could be planning to scrap the 20kmh speed limit buffer
Members of the public have been invited to give their feedback.
Dubai traffic authorities are inviting residents to share their opinion on whether the 20kmh speed limit buffer should be axed.
Major General Mohammed Al Zafeen, assistant commander in chief of Dubai Police, recently asked his 36,000 Twitter followers: “Do you support maintaining the 20km/h speed limit margin and the Dh600 fine or the removal of the speed limit margin and reducing the fine to Dh300?”
الأخوة والأخوات الأعزاء هل تؤيدون وجود هامش للسرعة 20 كم/س والمخالفة 600 درهم أو الغاء الهامش والمخالفة 300 درهم. يرجى ابداء الرأي مع الشكر.
— اللواء محمد الزفين (@mohamedalzafeen) August 28, 2017
The tweet has received more than 500 retweets and 2,000 comments.
Currently, the 20kmh buffer means that if a speed limit is 100kmh, drivers can reach speeds of 119kmh without being clocked. Those who exceed the speed margin face a fine of Dhs600.
It appears to be a subject that divides road users. While some have called for the buffer to be removed, arguing that speed limits are there for a reason, others believe the buffer is valid.
Another suggestion was to reduce the fine to Dhs300 and maintain the speed buffer.
Al Zafeen said the Federal Traffic Council would study the results of the survey and forward its recommendations to Lt. General Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior, so a potential law could be issued, according to the Khaleej Times.
What do you think?