Mattar Al Tayer, Director General and Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA), has opened the Smart Monitoring Center at the Licensing Agency to monitor the performance of licensing service suppliers in Dubai Emirate.
Its monitoring activities cover vehicle technical testing centers, driving institutes and the remote monitoring of heavy trucks.
The Center is fitted with surveillance monitors and hi-tech gadgets linked with surveillance cameras installed at centers affiliated to providers of licensing services.
The Center is also connected with monitoring devices fixed on heavy vehicles enabling it to communicate with the patrols of Dubai Police and the RTA on roads to report offending vehicles.
The Center aims to improve the safety of transport and traffic, and curb accidents and fatalities through intensifying the surveillance of the facilities of vehicles driving centers.
It also helps boost environmental sustainability through an intense monitoring of vehicle technical testing centers besides enhancing the offering of smart sustainable government solutions and services through the implementation of smart techniques integrated in the electronic systems of the Center.
The Center will also contribute to improving the relationship with service providers and strategic partners besides contributing to raising the compliance with the applicable rules and regulations.
Al Tayer stressed RTA’s commitment to deliver the best solutions in raising the awareness and traffic safety levels, besides employing smart technologies in various fields such as the smart monitoring of licensing service providers.
The system ensures the compliance of providers and clients with the approved systems of the RTA, contributes to improving the level of security and traffic safety on roads, and reduces accidents resulting from mal driving practices of drivers.
Ahmed Bahroyzan, CEO of Licensing Agency and Mohammed Nabhan, Director of Monitoring and Enforcement briefed Al Tayer about the tasks of the smart monitoring center.
The Center has four key systems namely: CCTV system, eVehicle Safety System, Central Vehicle Testing System, and the Smart Licensing and Traffic System.
Explaining the roles of the Center, Bahrozyan said, It is the first center of its kind in the RTA that monitors violations in technical testing centers and vehicle driving facilities through surveillance cameras.
It issues offences in absentia and retains video clips and images in proof of violations committed. All service providers are notified with all offences reported by the Smart Monitoring Center.
During the initial phase, the Center reported offences on a trial bases to alert service providers and urge them to comply with the procedures and controls set for the delivery of service and take corrective measures.
From the start of this year, the RTA started to issue offences bearing respective fines as stipulated in the applicable legislations.