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Speed limit reduced on Sharjah highway

SHARJAH // Police have lowered the speed limit on a busy road in the central region of Sharjah after more than 3,000 violations for speeding over the weekend.

Motorists using the Al Quta – Nazwa road can now drive no faster than 100kph, down from 120kph, after mobile speed radars caught 1,584 violations while fixed radars recorded another 1,454.

“The new speed limit is effective as of Sunday,” said Maj Raed Al Kai, from Sharjah Traffic police. “Radars, both mobile and fixed, will be set according to the new speed limit to catch offending motorists.”

In October, statistics released by police showed the highest speed recorded in Sharjah was 230kmph on the same road between January and September this year.

Maj Al Kai, urged motorists to abide with speed limits and drive carefully.

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