UAE: Fog red alert issued; speed limits reduced as visibility hit – NewsFebruary 13, 2021
Motorists are urged to follow the revised speed limits while driving in foggy weather.
The UAE woke up to a thick, foggy morning for the fouth day straight on Saturday, February 13.
The National Centre of Meteorology (NCM) has issued a fog alert, with low visibility conditions expected to pursue till 11.30am.
Most parts of the country have been engulfed in the thick fog.
— (@NCMS_media) February 13, 2021
The Abu Dhabi Police have warned motorists of reduced speed limits on key roads as visibility has been affected.
— (@ADPoliceHQ) February 12, 2021
According to the police, the speed limits have been reduced to 80kmph on Shk. Khalifa Bin Zayed Intl. road (Al Mafraq – Al Ruwais); Maktoum Bin Rashid road Abu Dhabi – Dubai ( Al Mafraq – Al Shahama); Abu Dhabi – Al Ain road (Al Khaznah – Al Sad); and Sweihan road (Abu Dhabi – Zayed Military City).
The police called on motorists to exercise caution due to reduced visibility during the fog and to follow changing speed limits displayed on electronic information boards.
The penalty for not adhering to safe driving instructions during fog is Dh500 and four black points, according to the Federal Traffic Law.