Readers react to police plan to raise speed limit but remove buffer
“People wont drive at 140 anyway if the limit is 120 or 130 strict and they get a 600AED fine every 2km for 100km trip each way. Even the wealthy…..
The higher the speed, the more dangerous it is, simple physics laws dictate that. So speed limits should be as low as possible, preferably 100 kph on highways.”
“Cutting speed limits is never the answer. The problem lies with significantly slower drivers next to the outer lane who make it so difficult to keep a regular speed. Ancient pickups and crawlers sit in it resolutely driving at 80kph causing others to have to weave in and out. The first two lanes, on the other hand, are generally empty. This means cars often overtake to the right causing yet more danger. Driver training here and perhaps in Asia seems to neglect persuading drivers to keep right when driving at a lower speed - this is the biggest problem. Lowering the speed limit will simply cause more frustration and therefore accidents.”
“I disagree with this proposal, as a everyday driver, flexibility is required.”