By Habiba Ahmed Abd Elaziz, Staff Reporter www.gulfnews.com XPRESS
Dubai: The city’s finest road is also the one which has the highest number of speeding fines.
Last year, motorists racked up 714,894 fines for exceeding speed limits on Shaikh Zayed Road. That’s nearly 2,000 tickets a day or 81 an hour.
Obviously, they haven’t learnt anything. In the first three months of 2012, the heavy footed incurables have run up 210,128 tickets on this freeway – a 27 per cent jump from 165,074 between January and March last year.
Among the speed kings is Indian actor Kamaal Rashid Khan who clocked Dh7,000 in speeding fines on Valentine’s Day night. But it’s still nothing compared to this man whose car was impounded after he racked up Dh127,000 in fines.
Al Khail Road came a distant second with 113,068 fines last year. Curiously, Emirates Road, which was responsible for the highest number of deaths (14) in 2011, recorded 100,467 speeding tickets.
Fourth on the list is Dubai Al Ain Road (98,531) followed by the Dubai Bypass Road (89,943). More info