Avoid 5th Ring Road


This is one of the things that I really get annoyed with. On Friday and Saturday mornings from 6 am onwards there is almost no one on the road, and the roads belong to the bikers. Over the past three weeks there have police check points just after going under the round about on the Visa Round About heading towards Bede’a on 5th. It is a speed trap since everyone is used to traveling 120 on 5th Ring Road, but just before going the underpass it changes from 120 kph to 80 so if you are going 130 kph then you are doing 50 kph over the speed limit and they fine you, take your license and registration. Some cars also get towed depending on how fast they were going, and they were even stopping bikers. Most of the time police leave bikers alone but at this check point they pull people over and either tow them or hold them for a few hours.

I would honestly think that they would have much better things to do instead of hassling people that early in the morning and it police check point starts around 6 or 7 am, ends around 10 or 11 am on both Friday and Saturday.

A guy who is just trying to enjoy life!


  1. The law never sleeps my friend.

    Just because we are all sleeping at these times, it doesn’t mean we should break the speed limit now should we? :)

  2. I have seen that from day one on the weekends since the day they started that underpass on 5th ring road.

  3. I never take 5th… two of my friends have been pulled over there and had their cars impounded. The part that kills me is it isn’t even clear when the speed limit drops!

  4. Sharan

    What if the Bikes are towed and registration and license taken away?
    How do you get it back?

  5. RoNiN

    I paid 30KD fine, I thought i was observing the speed limit until the officer told me that the speed limit was 80 and i was doing 110KM/hr.

    I agree with you it is a trap. Because you can’t really see them until you are too close and out of option.

  6. RoNiN

    They took my license for 3 months and i get 4 points on it.

    0004/14 سحب رخصة السوق لمدة ثلاثة شهور

    On the ticket it said i was doing 110/80

  7. Why So Indignant

    What makes bikers driving in the morning above the law? 7alhum 7al everyone else. I’m glad there are cop cars stopping people. It’s the least they can do considering the number of broken hearted parents who lost their kids due to speeding.

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