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23 February 2024

Sharjah launches new system to monitor trucks

Radars will keep track of those heavy vehicles seen on roads at prohibited timings. (File)

By Mohammad Al Sadafy

Sharjah Police has launched a new system to monitor the trucks violating traffic rules. The new system has been implemented on nine roads that are used by trucks in Sharjah and the radars will keep track of those seen on roads at prohibited timings.

The new system will help Sharjah police keep track of and catch the errant drivers with the help of radars.

Colonel Abdullah Mubarak bin Amer, Director General of Central Operations Sharjah Police, said that the new system will ensure roads are safer and it will also help curb truck-related fatal accidents and also those that cause serious injuries.

He added: "The new system enables us to organise the trucks’ movement while listing all the detailed data of trucks using Sharjah roads with an electronic information system. This system can issue special approval licence for trucks and connects them to the radar that can monitor their movement on the roads and book erring truck drivers failing to abide by rules and regulations."

The roads that have got the new radars include Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Road, Al Maleeha Road, Sharjah International Airport Road, Al Dhaid Road, Al Dhaid Al Madam Road, the bypass, Al Hamreya Road, Industries Road and Sheikh Khalifa Road.

“Since the beginning of this year we have fined 2,424 trucks as per article 73 of federal traffic rules that states that any violating truck is subject to a Dhs 200 penalty in addition to a one-week confiscation and adding four black points,” Colonel Abdullah Mubarak bin Amer said.

He stressed that the aim of the new electronic system is to organise the daily traffic movement of trucks while taking images/video clips of violating trucks using roads without attaining prior approval from Sharjah police.