Abu Dhabi: Eight new radars to detect traffic violations and speeding have been installed on Al Ain’s Ittihad Street, the Abu Dhabi Police Traffic and Patrols Directorate in Al Ain announced in a statement sent on Saturday.

These will become operational from today (Sunday), and will catch motorists driving at more than 140km/h, the Directorate said.

The instalment of the eight radars is part of an ongoing scheme to set up 57 new radars on Al Ain’s internal and external roads, said Colonel Khalifa Mohammad Al Khaili, director of traffic engineering and road safety at the Directorate.

In 2012,speeding led to 15 traffic accidents in Al Ain, and the death of 14 people. Two others were also seriously injured.

Colonel Al Khaili therefore urged motorists to practise caution and abide by traffic laws to avoid traffic fines and protect road users in general.