Eight of the radars installed on inner roads will be able to screen vehicles moving in both directions. Image Credit: Abu Dhabi Police

Abu Dhabi: The Traffic and Patrol Department at Abu Dhabi Police has started installing 46 new radars on the roads in Al Ain as part of the strategy to ensure the safety and security of road users, a press release issued by the police said on Saturday.

Thirty new radars are being installed on inner roads and 14 on highways originating from Al Ain.

Eight of them on the inner roads can screen vehicles moving in both directions. The radars will help reduce road accidents which cause injuries and casualties.

Colonel Khalifa Mohammad Al Khaili, Director of Traffic Engineering and Road Safety in the Directorate of Traffic and Patrols at Abu Dhabi Police, said this move is part of a new campaign to improve road safety. This will reduce all sorts of accidents, including those involving pedestrians. Because motorists often drive above the speed limit, causing a threat to other vehicles and pedestrians, he said.

The radars will prompt motorists to adhere to all traffic rules, including the speed limit.

The new radars are being installed on Al Muroor Road, near the camel roundabout area, the street in front of Extra Mall, and the area between Al Bateen roundabout and Al Ghadeer roundabout.

On outer roads, they will be between Al Ain and Al Yahar towns, between Al Ain and the cement plant, between Al Ain Zoo and Truck Road, the street in front of the residential area for Al Ain University students, the area near Al Bateen Mall and near Ghazel roundabout.