WhatsApp messages on new speed limits are fake

Dubai Police are urging the public to stop forwarding hoax messages on social media.

That’s after an audio message and an old newspaper article about speed limits in Dubai made their rounds on WhatsApp and left many residents confused.

Authorities have confirmed to ARN News that a man heard in the Arabic audio recording isn’t a police official as he claims to be.

They also clarified that there is no truth to his announcement that there will no longer be a 20km leeway on speed limits across the emirate.

Meanwhile the newspaper article has been found to be a year old. It has since been discredited by officials.

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