Dubai Now Has New Radars To Catch People Using Mobile Phones While Driving

by Vaishnavi Venkataraman
Dubai Now Has New Radars To Catch People Using Mobile Phones While Driving

Dubai is super strict when it comes to following traffic rules and now, there’s yet another addition to the list of don’t’s. Dubai Police have revealed a new system which will prevent accidents. The new technology monitors drivers who speed, use mobile phones or don’t wear their seatbelts. Watch out, all of you!

What’s It?

The next time you use your mobile phone while driving, watch out! You could actually be fined or punished for the same. Dubai Police has now installed new technology on the roads that can capture drivers who speed, use phones or don’t wear seatbelts.

The new state-of-art technology uses artificial intelligence to detect a range of violations, including non-indicated lane changes. Once a violation is detected, it is transmitted to the radar management system (RMS) through 4G-enabled network.

Brigadier Saif Muhair Al Mazroui, Director of Traffic Department at Dubai Police, said, “The radar will reduce traffic offences and ensure the safety of road users across the city. The new smart devices will be installed on different roads and highways to detect drivers’ behaviour who are not committed to driving safely.”

“The device detects violations committed by reckless drivers including the use of handheld mobile phones, failure to abide by lane discipline, not fastening the seat belt, sudden deviation, and other traffic violations that pose danger to road users,” Brig. Al Mazrouei added.

What Else?

Recently, Dubai introduced yet another new rule to ensure safety of pedestrians. The new system will be installed on pedestrian crossings and will detect drivers who fail to give way to pedestrians. The announcement was made on Dubai Police’s official Twitter account.

The new system will be solar-powered and connected through high-speed internet to the nearby control rooms. The new system will indicate drivers through a red light, to stop and give way to the pedestrians. Drivers who fail to stop will be captured in the camera and the clipping will be sent to the Dubai Police. Failure to stop will lead to a fine of AED 500 as well as six traffic points.