Sharjah: Sharjah Police have installed cameras to catch motorists who drive in dedicated bus and taxi lanes, it was announced on Thursday.
The cameras were installed in the main street of Khalid Lagoon in Al Majaz.
Major General Saif Ziri Al Shamsi, Sharjah Police Commander in Chief inaugurated the device in the presence of Lieutenant Colonel Khalid Al Kay, Deputy Director of the Traffic and Patrol Department.
The initiative implemented in cooperation between Sharjah Police and Sharjah’s Road and Transport Authority, aims to achieve the Ministry of Interior’s strategic goal of making roads safer. The cameras will also reduce traffic congestion along major routes.
Al Shamsi said that Sharjah Police pays great attention to ensure the safety of road users through awareness campaigns. He also urged motorists to abide by traffic rules to avoid fines.
Al Kay said there was a plan to cover a number of other routes with bus and taxi lanes, and pointed out that those caught driving in these lanes will be fined Dh400.