Thousands of drivers caught speeding at more than 180kph every week

Youths between 18 and 35 most likely to be caught driving at excessive speed

Knowledge story, The Knowledge

A total of 128,480 drivers were caught driving at speeds of more than 180kph on UAE roads in 2014.

The most common offenders, according to a report by UAE newspaper, 7Days were youths aged between 18 and 35.

‘Those motorists were driving at almost double the legal speed when exceeding 180kph,’ the paper reported Brigadier Gaith Al Zaabi, traffic coordination director at the Ministry of Interior as saying.

‘Driving at such speed is dangerous and can lead to fatal accidents’.

An increase in the number of patrol cars and traffic cameras are key to the police campaign against speeding. If caught cars are impounded for a month and drivers face a fine of Dhs2,000 as well as points on their licence.

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