It is to draw your kind attention that I could see almost every day, accidents are happening in this area and it is still going on. Please install traffic light, humps or proper sign board to protect the people. Location coordinates are- 24°58’45.34″N, 55° 7’21.37″E. It’s called Dubai Lehbab road (E77). Even though the road speed is 60KM, most of the people, while approaching the 180 degree turn loose control and fall in to the near by sandy area! I would like to suggest that a proper investigation team has to physically check the location then only can understand how dangerous the curves and how it is a life threat to people who take a `u’ turn there. Thanks and best regards.
I do agree with the above suggestion!!!
With the help of location coordinates I just analysed the location on Google map. The location is a ramp/connecting road provided to divert from one carriageway of jebel ali-lehbab road to another carriageway (opposite moving traffic) of same road. As on Google the curve looks very sharp and provided with improper geometrics. The curve needs to be improved with sufficient turning radius, high super elevation and sufficient width. Also placement of rumble strips few metres just before the junction of diversion can help to calm the speed of turning vehicle. Also placement of few cautionary and mandatory traffic boards could help in minimising the accident rates at this location. For more effective resolution the accident analysis for cause should be done and then rectification for same should be carried out.
Imtiyaz Khan (Master of Engineering in Civil (Transportation))
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Your RoadSafetyUAE Team
Thank you The National for creating a great front page story out of this proposal: http://www.thenational.ae/uae/transport/drivers-call-for-traffic-lights-at-dubai-crash-hotspot