Here’s why some parts of Dubai’s main highway are being painted red

The initiative is part of Dubai’s Road Transport Authority (RTA) plans launched earlier in June to indicate to drivers of speed changes on the roads. (Photo courtesy: RTA)

Eagle-eyed drivers in Dubai are seeing red after parts of UAE’s Sheikh Zayed Road were painted with speed limits marked on them earlier this week.

The initiative is part of Dubai’s Road Transport Authority (RTA) plans launched earlier in June to indicate to drivers of speed changes on the roads.

“RTA has started coloring asphalt in red in parts of streets subject to change in speed limits such as Oud Metha Street (near Bu Kadrah Interchange) along the extension of Dubai-Al Ain Street, where the maximum speed limit is reduced from 100 km/h to 80 km/h,” RTA tweeted at the time.

“The process involved coloring all lanes in an eye-catching style such that the step would help in inviting the attention of road users to the new speed limit,” RTA added.

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