Dubai Traffic Police to send instant violation messages
Reckless motorists snared by new speed cameras will be alerted by an SMS informing them of their violation within minutes.
Dubai Traffic Police have announced that 50 new cameras will be deployed on highways in the emirate.
The force said the devices will be linked to the traffic system and a text message will be sent to the driver caught breaking the road rules on camera.
Brigadier Saif Muhair Al Mazroui, deputy director of Dubai Traffic Police, said: “The recorded offence will go immediately to the specific department which will send a text message to the driver. This will cut time and no one can object to his offence.”
Al Mazroui said the radars will be placed at junctions in newly-constructed areas.
He added: “We have noticed motorists driving recklessly in those areas, taking advantage of the fact there are no radars.
“They have been crossing red signals, causing many fatal accidents. The new radars will record vehicles crossing red signals and speeding.”
The new cameras bring the total number of road snipers in Dubai to 630.
Al Mazroui said: “We are nearly finished this project. We are cooperating with the Roads and Transport Authority on the locations of the radars. It will be up and running from October.”