Crew buses to be fitted with speed limiters

Light crew buses in Dubai will soon be fitted with speed limiting devices, a senior police official has revealed.

A spate of light bus accidents throughout the region has prompted Dubai Police to call for speed limiters to be fitted.
A spate of light bus accidents throughout the region has prompted Dubai Police to call for speed limiters to be fitted.

Light crew buses in Dubai will soon be fitted with speed limiting devices, a senior police official has revealed.

The move comes following a meeting on Monday between police and representatives of more than 50 companies that own or rent minibuses.

In the past fortnight, seven people have died and many others injured in road incidents involving speeding minibuses and police chiefs were keen to hear the reasons behind the increasing number of traffic offences and accidents, reported UAE daily Gulf News.

Brigadier Mohammad Saif Al Zafein, Director of Dubai Police's Traffic Department said there is a plan to install speed limiters in minibuses which will prevent drivers from exceeding 100kmh.

"Most minibuses which were involved in fatal accidents resulted in high number of victims were speeding excessively which does not suit the vehicle's nature," he said.

He added that the minibus involved in the fatal crash on Sheikh Rashid Road two weeks ago was travelling at between 140-160km/hr.

He added the traffic department had confiscated 65 minibuses as part of a campaign launched to crack down on offences.

The news comes just days after safety group Build Safe Dubai issued guidelines over the correct way to drive and handle the vehicles. The rules include leaving safe distances, signaling and not speeding.

Most popular

Awards

CW Oman Awards 2020: Meet the winners
A round of the thirteen winning names at the Construction Week Oman Awards 2020 that

Conferences

Leaders UAE 2020: Building a sustainable, 'resilient' infra
AESG’s Phillipa Grant, Burohappold’s Farah Naz, and Samana's Imran Farooq on a sustainable built environment
CW In Focus | Inside the Leaders in KSA Awards 2019 in Riyadh
Meet the winners in all 10 categories and learn more about Vision 2030 in this

Latest Issue

Construction Week - Issue 767
Sep 01, 2020