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Dubai gets lower speed limits

The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) and Dubai Police are reducing the speed limit on two main arteries in Dubai from next month From October 15, the speed limit on Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Road and Emirates Road will drop from the current 120km/h to 110km/h, it was announced yesterday.…

More hybrid taxis for Dubai

Dubai is adding 554 hybrid vehicles to its taxi fleet with the goal of making 50 percent of the emirate’s taxis electrified vehicles by the year 2021  It seems 2017 really is the year of the electric vehicle (EV) in the UAE. Besides US automaker Tesla launching its first regional…

New manual ‘box rule announced in Dubai

The Dubai Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) is making it possible from October this year to change automatic driving licenses over to manual licenses Good news for late-blooming driving enthusiasts in the UAE — it will soon be possible for automatic transmission driving licence holders to easily change over to…

Driverless laws coming to the UAE

The Emirates Authority for Standardisation and Metrology (ESMA) starts preparations for regulating self-driving cars in the UAE Currently car companies are already several steps ahead of the world’s governments when it comes to driverless cars. Numerous production models include features that allow them to operate autonomously, or at least semi-autonomously…

5 things Dubai commuters can look forward to in 2018

Dubai’s RTA gets to work on five key congested areas of the city with road improvements to ease traffic – does your commute take you through any of the locations? Here’s what you need to know… Dubai commuters are used to regular road congestion and long drives to work, but…

RTA to curtail tailgating with ‘Back off Radio’

RTA recently announced an innovative step to help reduce road traffic accidents due to tailgating and protect the lives of taxi drivers and other road users.…

Dubai to introduce new number plate design

Vehicles registered in Dubai will soon have number plates with new designs as the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) is working on plans to replace the existing designs and colours, sources confirm. …

Cars Taxi – first private company with a hybrid fleet

Cars Taxi requests for 28 hybrid vehicles and becomes the first private company in the UAE to own a hybrid fleet. Upon receiving the vehicles, Abdullah Sultan, Executive Director, Cars Taxi said: “As an operator of over 4,000 taxis, we feel privileged to be the UAE’s first private company to…

Dubai Police supercars | Slideshow

Past few days and hours have been abuzz with the news of supercars acquired by Dubai Police. Here’s a selection of images from the Internet. Tags: RTA…

AED 16.9m fetched at the 72nd Number Plates Auction

The 72nd Distinguished Number Plates Auction organized by the Licensing Agency, Roads & Transport Authority (RTA) was a largely popular event fetching over AED16.9m in proceeds.…

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