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Abu Dhabi, UAEThursday 21 June 2018

Red road markings on Sheikh Zayed Road to warn speeders in Dubai

The new road colour is to alert motorists of a speed reduction as part of the RTA's initiative that began this summer

Sheikh Zayed Road is turning red in some areas. Jeffrey Biteng / The National
Sheikh Zayed Road is turning red in some areas. Jeffrey Biteng / The National

Areas of Sheikh Zayed Road are being painted red as part of a road safety campaign to alert motorists of a speed reduction.

Drivers noticed a stretch of the road being painted over the weekend.

But this is not a new occurrence.

Dubai’s Road and Transport Authority (RTA) began its red road venture this summer to highlight where maximum speed limits have been reduced to 80 kilometres per hour from 100km/h.

RTA said in June: “Asphalt colouring would be implemented in phases at locations subject to speed change in other vital roads in Dubai in a gradual timeframe.”

The new hard-to-miss roads are to help drivers avoid the penalty for speed offences.

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