Video: What's inside a Dubai Police patrol car?

Nilanjana Gupta (Senior Web Journalist / Videographer)/Dubai Filed on May 20, 2017
Video: Whats inside a Dubai Police patrol car?

Khaleej Times spent a day at Dubai's Traffic Police department to understand how they monitor traffic violators.

Dubai Police cars are on the go 24x7 and you will spot them almost everywhere. More than 153 patrol cars make up their world-beating fleet, but do you know what's inside a patrol car?

Khaleej Times spent a day at Dubai's Traffic Police department to understand how they monitor traffic violators.

Every patrol car is equipped with the following: a laptop, a 12-eye camera, sounds, lights, a torch, a cone, a first aid kit, a cleaning brush, a cloth, a tape, a shovel, a reflective triangle, a hammer, an iron rod, a fire extinguisher, a video recorder and an electronic notebook.

Watch this video to know how the features work:

Colonel Jamal Mohammed Al Bannai, Deputy Director of the Traffic Police departent, said: "We have different methods to control the roads in Dubai. We have speeding cameras and patrol cars everywhere. We have meetings every month to see where we need to focus. If we traffic signal or a street that needs focus -- maybe there's some accident or we receive a call reporting about a driver's behaviour -- then we will focus on that road and try to reduce the number of accidents on that road."

He added, "If our policeman spots a traffic violator, depending on the situation, he would either stop the car or just note its number. If we can stop him, we would do that because we don't want him to continue. If we can't chase that car, we will call other policemen who are on duty and give him the details so that they can stop the car."

"If we can stop the car without causing any danger to others, we will do that and follow our procedure. For other cars that are caught by the speed cameras, we have their details here on our system and we will issue fines and take appropriate action. The camera footage is monitored 24x7 by our team in the control room."

The aim of Dubai Police is to have zero deaths on road by 2021.

Also read: Beware, new UAE traffic rules take effect this July


Nilanjana Gupta

As a multimedia journalist, I consider it a privilege to tell the stories of people in the UAE and allow the world to meet the people with whom their paths may never cross. I am a graduate of the Broadcast and Digital Journalism master's programme at Syracuse University in New York. Prior to joining Khaleej Times, I interned with Al Jazeera English in Washington DC and worked as a senior news desk editor with CNN-IBN in Delhi.

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