DO YOU THINK THE RECENT DECISION TO LOWER THE SPEED LIMITS IN SOME PARTS OF MUSCAT WILL BRING DOWN ACCIDENTS?
Taha Hussain al Zadjali Safety officer It is a good move by the authorities, which will help check speeding on city roads and ultimately bring down accidents. However, we need more radars on the roads where speed has been reduced, like Darsait to Wadi Kabir road, as people are still seen breaking the specified limit.
Uzair Asgar Businessman Of course bringing down speed limits helps in having safer roads and it is a good move by the authorities. We still need better surveillance to keep a check on rogue drivers as it is only a few who break the rules and create problems for others.
Manoj Anchan Financial sector High-speed limits within city is not always the best thing for safe road transport. Authorities recognising that is a good thing. We hope more such measures are taken to curb speeding and bring down resulting injuries and deaths.
Najeeb al Balushi Private sector employee Lowering the limits will obviously help in reducing accidents but there are many who continue to flout the rules. People still drive at 120km/hr where the limit is 100km/hr and 100km/hr where it is 80km/hr, and only slow down seeing a speed camera.
Saleh al Maskari Banker Speeding is the main cause of most accidents. Reducing the speed limits will surely boost confidence of those drivers who were intimidated by fastmoving traffic. It will also help check those speeding and bullying others on roads.