Surveillance cameras lead to 60pc reduction in Ajman traffic offences

AJMAN - Traffic violations have come down by 60 per cent in Ajman following the installation of 30 surveillance cameras on the roads last year. Around 200 violations used to be recorded daily before the cameras were installed and now the number has reduced to around 80 per day.


Afkar Ali Ahmed

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Published: Tue 12 Aug 2008, 1:11 AM

Last updated: Sun 5 Apr 2015, 5:01 PM

An official of the Ajman Police Department said following the good response, the department has announced to set up 40 more surveillance cameras in the emirate at an estimated cost of Dh7 million.

“The additional cameras would help reduce traffic congestion and violations on the busy routes," the official said, adding the cameras would be directly connected to the department's operations room.

Besides, the police patrol vehicles will be equipped with 500 Tetra (Terrestrial Trunked Radio), an advanced communication radio network, to facilitate better and quicker communication and quicker response during emergencies.

Ali Abdullah Alwan, Director-General of Ajman Police, told KT that this project is part of the police efforts to enhance services and reduce the crime rates in the emirate as well as eas traffic congestion on the roads.

Cameras are being installed on main roads in areas that witness heavy traffic jams daily, including Al Jarf, Al Nuaimia, Al Zahra, Mushairif, and the new and old Corniche Road. The focus also will be on roads along which banks and financial institutions are located.

More than 30 cameras are currently operational on the roads and they contribute a great deal in controlling the traffic movement without deploying patrols. These cameras were installed last year.

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