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Police to install radars every two kilometres

Police will soon install radars every two kilometres on the roads to deter speeding and reckless motorists, a senior police official said.

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Dubai: Police will soon install radars every two kilometres on the roads to deter speeding and reckless motorists, a senior police official said.

Lieutenant Colonel Saif Muhair Al Mazroui, Acting Director of Dubai Police's Traffic Department, said the traffic will work to install radars every two kilometres in addition to mobile radars to deter speeding and reckless motorists and protect road users.

He said the department has installed 90 new digital radars on several internal roads and highways in Dubai to reduce the number of fatal accidents resulting from speeding and reckless driving.

He said the traffic department had installed the new radars' beams on different roads such as, 30 radars on Shaikh Zayed Road, 22 radars on Dubai-Al Ain Road, 17 radars on Dubai-Hatta Road, 10 radars on Emirates Road, six radars on Al Khail Road and five radars on Business Bay Bridge.

Lieutenant Colonel Al Mazroui said previously used radars were two types, one that could catch offences of light vehicles and one which could catch offence of heavy vehicles.

"These new digital radars are highly advanced and can distinguish between light and heavy vehicles they can catch offences from both sides and the speed limits, on which they flash, can be controlled from the centre of the department," he said.

Lieutenant Colonel Al Mazroui said the technical specifications that must be in radars include being digital, based on electronic sensors that can be installed in the cabin, the sensor must be able to follow up the vehicles from not less than 75 metres and must be able to cover six lanes.

He said the radars must also be able to take pictures of the motorist and the offending car in colour and in clarity that shows he number plate.

The camera used in the radar must also be fitted with pathfinders, be able to deal with various temperatures and humidity, be able to be fitted on a tripod and have a wireless broadcasting system to be controlled from a room at the traffic department.

The department has installed 90 new digital radars on several internal roads and highways in Dubai to reduce the number of fatal accidents.

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