ABU DHABI, UAE: The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has decided to ban heavy vehicles with weight exceeding 65 tonnes from next year.
In the UAE Cabinet meeting held on Monday under the Chairmanship of the Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, it was decided to approve the issuance of a federal law to regulate the weights of heavy vehicles plying on UAE roads.
The decision aims to preserve UAE’s advanced infrastructure and enhance the road safety.
“We decided today to approve the issuance of a federal law to regulate the weights of heavy vehicles that use state roads… which will be implemented at the beginning of next year, God willing… as heavy vehicles whose maximum total weight exceeds 65 tons will be prohibited from using state roads in order to preserve our advanced infrastructure and to raise safety levels on our roads,” Sheikh Mohammed said.
ترأست اليوم بقصر الوطن بأبوظبي اجتماعاً لمجلس الوزراء .. أكدنا في بدايته استمرار دولة الإمارات في استراتيجيتها الطموحة لقطاع تكنولوجيا الفضاء .. واستمراريتها في تأهيل وإرسال المزيد من رواد الفضاء لمحطة الفضاء الدولية .. وترحيبها بعودة ابن الإمارات سلطان النيادي أول رائد فضاء عربي… pic.twitter.com/TkFvOwYUZv
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A smart electronic gate system will be installed to measure and monitor the weights and dimensions of heavy vehicles.