By Shafaat Shahbandari, Staff Reporter www.gulfnews.com
Dubai: Stiff penalties await motorists who disobey new rules governing traffic on roads shared with Dubai Tram, the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has warned.
New signs and pavement markings have been put up all along the 10.6 kilometre tram network ahead of its November 11 opening and RTA has urged motorists as well as pedestrians to learn and understand the signs before they use roads shared with Dubai Tram.
The trams pass through at least 30 junctions, crossings and intersections starting from Dubai Police Academy in Al Sufouh to Dubai Marina and Jumeirah Beach Residence.
The authorities are taking all necessary precautions to ensure the safety of all road users.
“Various signs and markings that are being applied on the road as part of the Dubai Tram project have not been used in the past on Dubai roads and we want people to understand these signs and markings when they are using roads covered by trams. People should be extra careful when they drive or walk on roads and pavements that share space with trams,” said Hussain Al Banna, Director of Traffic at RTA’s Traffic and Roads Agency. More info