Tail-gating cameras on Dubai's Sheikh Zayed Road
Dubai’s traffic police have installed 52 high-performance cameras on Sheikh Zayed Motorway targeting aggressive drivers involved in speeding and tail-gating within plans to curb accidents on that busy road, a newspaper reported on Friday.
Police have also installed 31 cameras to detect red lights jumpers following an increase in such serious offences, the Dubai-based Arabic language daily ‘Emarat Al Youm’ said, quoting Dubai’s traffic police chief Colonel Saif Al Mazroui.
“We chose to install these cameras on Sheikh Zayed Road because it is a busy street and drivers often commit serious offences, including excessive speed and not leaving enough space with other cars,” he said.
“These new cameras replaced old devices which we moved to other roads which are less vulnerable to accidents…the new cameras are high-performance devices which can hunt speedsters in both directions of the street and detect vehicles which do not leave enough space with other cars…they can record car movements and film all such offences…we started operating these cameras at the beginning of July.”
Mazroui said the new cameras are also capable of detecting all cars involved in overtaking and trucks which move during ban periods, adding that this will reduce reliance on police patrols on those areas.
He said the 31 cameras can track drivers jumping red signal and those who exceed the speed limit at intersections.
“All these cameras are intended to ensure discipline on road to improve safety and prevent accidents…we are not stalking motorists or seeking extra revenue.”
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