DUBAI - The safety of motorists figures high on the agenda for the Roads and Transport Authority, which has installed 235 cameras on main junctions in Dubai.
These will be linked to the traffic control centre to ensure the smooth flow of traffic, said Mattar Al Tayer, Chairman of the Board and Executive Director of the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) on Tuesday.
Intelligent Traffic Systems like Virtual Messaging Signs which consist of 32 electronic signs cover Shaikh Zayed Road, Al Khaleej Road, Emirates Road, Shaikh Rashid Road, Abu Baker Al Siddique Road, Al Ittihad Road, Al Mina Road, and Bani Yas Road in addition to Al Maktoum Bridge, Al Garhoud Bridge, Al Shindagh Tunnel and Airport Tunnel.
The system calculates the volume of traffic congestion on main and express roads, detects abnormal traffic patterns such as accidents and vehicles breakdown on roads, and indicates the congestion generated by high traffic volumes.
Al Tayer toured the Traffic Systems Control Room which operates around the clock where he was briefed by engineer Maitha Mohammed bin Udai on the Roads Management System comprising 27 giant screens linked to 235 cameras on main junctions and roads to monitor the traffic movement across Dubai.
Al Tayer reviewed the latest developments of the Dynamic Navigation System (Dalili) which offers users real-time traffic information about tailbacks, accidents and traffic diversions to ease the mobility of motorists and facilitate their travel to their intended destinations.
The system is fed by data captured from all taxicabs roaming the Emirate of Duba. The system has GPS and provides live information about road traffic movement in the Emirate.