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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. The system is aimed at enhancing road safety since complaints of taxi drivers exceeding speed limits are commonly received by RTA.
His Highness Shaikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, in his capacity as the Ruler of Dubai, has ordered the payment of Dh 26.5 million to Emiratis whose 6, 591 taxicab number plates are being used by the Dubai Taxi Corporation and taxi franchise companies registered with RTA.