A new traffic law on UAE roads regarding vehicle weight will be activated on October 1

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The UAE authorities announced the activation of a new traffic law regarding the weight of vehicles on UAE roads on October 1, 2023, in order to reduce traffic accidents by 50% on the roads.

The United Arab Emirates will implement a new weight-related legislation for vehicles on its roads as of October 1st, The authorities in the UAE have announced that a new traffic regulation addressing the weight of vehicles on UAE roads will go into effect on October 1, 2023. The goal of this law is to minimize the number of accidents caused by traffic on the roads by fifty percent.

A new decree law reduces traffic accident deaths in the UAE by 50%

The number of people killed in car accidents in the UAE has dropped by half thanks to a recent decree law, This afternoon in Abu Dhabi, the Ministry of Energy and Infrastructure held a press conference to announce the specifics of the amendment to the federal law regarding regulating the weights and dimensions of heavy vehicles that use the country's roads. The amendment was approved by the Council of Ministers, which is headed by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates (UAE). This amendment was approved by the Council of Ministers. The Ruler of Dubai, may God protect him, in the presence of Suhail bin Mohammed Al Mazrouei, the Minister of Energy and Infrastructure, as well as a number of the Ministry's strategic partners. During the conference, the Minister of Energy and Infrastructure confirmed that the most notable amendments that were included in the federal decree law governing the regulation of the weights and dimensions of heavy vehicles were the adoption of a number of new standards for controlling the weights and dimensions of heavy vehicles. To implement a maximum weight of 65 tons for these vehicles and trucks on the roads beginning in 2024, as well as the obligations of heavy vehicle operators, regardless of whether they are owners or renters, and to determine the powers of the regulatory authorities responsible for enforcing monitoring procedures and issuing violations, as well as related corrective and preventive work, with the caveat that the decree law will enter into force experimentally beginning on October 1, 2018.

Installing traffic gates on UAE roads to monitor the weights of heavy vehicles

Putting up traffic gates in the UAE so that they can keep an eye on how much weight large vehicles are carrying, According to the Minister, "Coordination will be made with the competent federal and local authorities to install 24 smart electronic portals by the end of 2024 concerned with measuring and monitoring the weights and dimensions of heavy vehicles, and to work on preparing decisions related to tables of total and maximum axle weights and tables of maximum permitted dimensions according to vehicle classifications and the number of their axles." These portals will measure and monitor the weights and dimensions of heavy vehicles. Additionally, they will measure and monitor the dimensions of heavy vehicles. In addition to the list of infractions and administrative penalties for activities that contravene the requirements of the legislation and the decisions that implement it, there is also a grievance procedure against the institutions responsible for imposing these penalties.

Reasons for activating the vehicle weight law in the Emirates

Activation of the Vehicle Weight Law in the Emirates Due to the Following Reasons, He pointed out that the new amendments support the government's endeavor to accelerate the achievement of the goals of making the infrastructure interconnected, technologically advanced, and the safest and most secure in the world within the "We Are the Emirates 2031" vision. This vision requires qualitative and multiplied efforts that contribute to achieving government aspirations and reflect positively on society and the various sectors of the country. He said that the new amendments support the government's endeavor to accelerate the achievement of the goals. He emphasized that adherence to the federal law regarding the regulation of the weights and dimensions of heavy vehicles would reduce road accidents and enhance traffic safety on the roads, and he said the following: "It is expected that the implementation of the new decree law will contribute to reducing traffic accident deaths by 50% per 100,000 people, as it indicates. " According to some studies, the fatality rate in truck accidents might reach as high as 62%. Additionally, it will have a beneficial effect on road networks, which will include bridges, and it will contribute to the annual cost of road maintenance being reduced by 200 million dirhams. Studies that were prepared in this regard have also shown that putting into effect the federal law and the decisions that will work to put it into effect will work to reduciustainability today for tomorrow.

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