Crackdown on speeding taxis in Dubai

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By Shafaat Shahbandari, Staff Reporter  www.gulfnews.com

Dubai: Cabbies in Dubai can no longer exploit grace speed limits as the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) introduces a monitoring system forcing taxi drivers to stick to the stated speed limits on roads.

Image Credit: Francois Nel/Gulf News The system is aimed at enhancing road safety as complaints of taxi drivers exceeding speed limits are commonly received by RTA.The system is aimed at enhancing road safety since complaints of taxi drivers exceeding speed limits are commonly received by RTA.

“Among the complaints that we commonly receive are about taxi drivers’ bad behaviour, including speeding. We are trying to control the cases of speeding and improve safety on roads,” said Yousuf Al Ali, CEO of RTA’s Public Transport Agency.

The system termed Aman, which means safety in Arabic, implements a gradual process of warning and penalty for taxi drivers. The system will monitor speeds of taxis all the time and employ both GPS and pulse technology that will make note of speed limits on every street of the city. More info