08 April, 2007

Trucks Banned From Using The BB Bridge

Lorries, tankers and other heavy vehicles have been banned from using Dubai’s Business Bay Crossing.

The order by the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) is intended to ensure the safety of drivers and keep traffic moving in both directions between Bur Dubai and Deira.

The ban applies to any vehicle weighing 2.5 tonnes or more and will be in force 24 hours a day as well as on all holidays.

[
Emirates Today]


secretdubai said...

Please don't post five full-length cut and paste articles from the same publication - it is sheer copyright infringement. Post a few lines then a link to "read more".

Please also don't paste articles that are of no real relevance to this community, especially if you aren't going to bother to add any commentary to them. I've left the two photo stories up as people like to see photos, and I have left the Emirates Airline one up because it is important and relevant information, but the others have no place here.

If you find a story that you think is particularly funny/shocking and you actually blog properly about it - add your own comments and so on - then mabye. Otherwise no.

rosh said...

Is it just me, or have you folks noticed as well - that somehow - the ugliest looking, and perhaps not too functional trucks somehow end up in this country - a country with such fantastic highways?

I wish they took it a step further and banned such crappy trucks and perahps some crappy drivers as well.

Grumpy Goat said...

It may be a surprise to learn the majority of trucks on Dubai's roads are less than 15 years old. They look the way they do largely because of endemic overloading: despite the federal law stating a maximum gross vehicle weight of 45 tonnes, it's easy to find trucks weighing 100 tonnes or more :-0

IMO a lot could be done with regard to truck safety by the authorities removing from the road those trucks that are dangerously overloaded, those with bald tyres, and the ones with defective brakes and lights.

B.D. said...

Excellent points. I hope someone in govt. looks through these posts. : ) Although there are some trucks with filthy black exhaust, fortunately there isn't so much of this. When visiting any 3rd world country, its frightening what spews out of truck exhaust. I often drive on the desert route running between Abu Dhabi and Doha. This highway is full of trucks and unlit at night. Yet the hugest of trucks often have the dimmest of tail lights. It is so dangerous while so easy to fix and fine them when they don't comply.

Anonymous said...

ugly looking trucks since when did we start beautifying trucks?

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