Over 1,700 drivers caught doing 200kph

Abu Dhabi traffic police cameras hunted more than 1,700 drivers travelling as fast as more than 200 kph on just one motorway in the first half of 2012, the emirate’s traffic police chief was quoted on Sunday as saying.

Brigadier Hussein Al Harthi also said nearly 392,000 offences were committed by drivers on the motorway leading to Ghuweifat border point in the same period.

“During the first half of this year, our cameras and patrols caught 1,732 drivers doing more than 200 kph on the Abu Dhabi-Ghuweifat motorway..…this motorway has become the most dangerous road in the emirate,” he told the Arabic language daily Alittihad.

He said Abu Dhabi is planning to intensify police patrols on that motorway and other roads and plant more cameras in a bid to curb reckless driving and cut accidents following a surge in road mishaps.

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