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Old 4th December 2009, 02:25 PM
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I live in Dubai, but work by Abu Dhabi. I was told that you can go 140 in Dubai up until the trees. Then, once the trees start, you are Abu Dhabi and can go 160. I swear I got flashed today at like 145 after the trees. Also, I take the Mafraq ? (spelling could be way off) exit, and coming off the bridge, I think I have gotten multiple flashes on that stretch as well in the 145 to 150 range.

I am worried I am going to end up with ALOT of tickets. I know.. slowing down would be the easiest way not to get tickets but with 12 hour work days and an hour and a half back and forth, I want to get to and from as quickly as possible. The car rental company we use doesnt let us know about tickets for months I am told, sometimes six months between times. Little worried! Thanks in advance.

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I live in Dubai, but work by Abu Dhabi. I was told that you can go 140 in Dubai up until the trees. Then, once the trees start, you are Abu Dhabi and can go 160. I swear I got flashed today at like 145 after the trees. Also, I take the Mafraq ? (spelling could be way off) exit, and coming off the bridge, I think I have gotten multiple flashes on that stretch as well in the 145 to 150 range.

I am worried I am going to end up with ALOT of tickets. I know.. slowing down would be the easiest way not to get tickets but with 12 hour work days and an hour and a half back and forth, I want to get to and from as quickly as possible. The car rental company we use doesnt let us know about tickets for months I am told, sometimes six months between times. Little worried! Thanks in advance.
You can check if you have any fines on:

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Hi, it looks like it's cheaper for you to find another accommodation closer to your work rather than speeding every day. You gonna end up with xxxxK fines + black points, which is not good.
Follow the speed limit, much better

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Accomodations are not changeable.

Cruise control would work wonders! But I didnt pick the cars either.

How does one find the actual speed limit that you are allowed to drive in each area? I was told 160 in abu dhabi where its 120. How/where do I find this info.

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As I know it, once you see the grey radars that get you from behind, you can do a max of 160. The blue lollipop ones are still dubai, and will catch you at 140+.

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I advise slowing down and checking your fines online either on Dubai Police or Abu Dhabi Police website. One thing to bear in mind is that these old cameras in AUH flash from the back, so unless you are looking in your side mirror, you will not see it flash. It has happened to my colleagues as well that they have received fines but never seen any camera flash them!!

Very easy to know when the speed limit changes to 160km/hr! The road surface changes and we all take off!! Speed limits are displayed in Abu Dhabi. Add 40km/hr on top and you will have the speed at which you will get flashed by the camera (you get 40km/hr grace over and above the displayed speed limit).

Whilst you might want to get there faster, I would advise slowing down! Two weeks ago, I saw a really bad accident and it served as a reminder as to why we all need to slow down. A Mustang tried to pass someone on the hard shoulder, miscalculated really badly, ended up with part of his car sheered off as he ended up hitting the barrier at about 180km/hr and then spinning across the road and hitting the barrier again on the other side! It's a miracle that other cars avoided him!

Slow down! Better to get there late than to never get there at all!

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My near miss in KSA (Mustang rammed (while riding in the road's shoulder) rammed square into a mini van that was letting him pass, sending his spinning through the air 5 times before landing on the other end of the road) makes me think a gazillion times before exceeding 120 on any freeway .

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once the type of cameras change , here the start of Ab Dubai boarder,
what we all heared that in AD road the limit is up to 160 and never seen any flash on that ??

u may keep it to 140 whcih won't make any differance at the end

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Whilst you might want to get there faster, I would advise slowing down! Two weeks ago, I saw a really bad accident and it served as a reminder as to why we all need to slow down. A Mustang tried to pass someone on the hard shoulder, miscalculated really badly, ended up with part of his car sheered off as he ended up hitting the barrier at about 180km/hr and then spinning across the road and hitting the barrier again on the other side! It's a miracle that other cars avoided him!

Slow down! Better to get there late than to never get there at all!
Wait a second, that accident didnt happen because somebody was driving at 160, that happened because some dumb ass tried to overtake on the hard shoulder!!! This could've very much happened if he had been driving at 100!

I have driven at 250km/h on 3-lane Autobahns WITH curves, and honestly I think it sucks that I am limited to 120 just because the majority of the idiots in the UAE dont know how to drive (frak that, they dont even have an ounce of common sense!)

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Wait a second, that accident didnt happen because somebody was driving at 160, that happened because some dumb ass tried to overtake on the hard shoulder!!! This could've very much happened if he had been driving at 100!

I have driven at 250km/h on 3-lane Autobahns WITH curves, and honestly I think it sucks that I am limited to 120 just because the majority of the idiots in the UAE dont know how to drive (frak that, they dont even have an ounce of common sense!)
No, the accident happened because an idiot drove at 180km/hr with limited driving skills and then pushed a bit more luck than he had! At 100km/hr, he certainly would not have been in the fast lane and would have been able to maintain control of his car, even if he'd ended up hitting the barrier for whatever reason and there would have been no reason to overtake on the hard shoulder either. Speed makes a difference when you have an accident in AUH - lucky for him he wasn't driving a 4x4 else, he would have ended up flying through the air!!! Try driving to AUH in rush hour; it's an eye opener - Europe is full of sensible drivers, whilst the UAE is full of people with a lack of basic driving skills! In AUH, if you don't get out of the way, you get tailgated and flashed and passed on the hard shoulder - speeding has been identified here as one of the main causes of accidents and it's terrible in AUH! This idiot thought he could bully another car out of the way by trying to pass him on the hard shoulder! He realised too late that there was not enough space for him to get through and he is also now going too fast for him to be able to stop - car makes contact with the barrier and the rest is history!

I'm pretty sure that if the speed limit got increased to 250km/hr here and you witnessed the shocking driving skills, you'll be one of the first to leave the car at home (and so would I for that matter!!). If people manage to crash at 120km/hr, then God help us all if they were allowed to drive at 250km/hr! Dubai is very different ball game compared to the racing and tailgating that you witness in AUH! My friends even say that you can tell an Abu Dhabi driver apart from one that only drives in Dubai just by the way they drive!!

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