112,116 violations caught by radar guns

112,116 violations caught by radar guns

The General Department of Traffic of the Dubai Police has registered around 112,116 violations using radar guns in the first nine months of the year, according to Major-General Mohammed Saif Al Zafin, Director of the department.



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Amira Agarib

Published: Mon 15 Oct 2012, 9:31 AM

Last updated: Tue 7 Apr 2015, 2:32 PM

Of these, 46,067 violations were committed by vans and taxi cabs, he said, adding that the radar guns were placed in various police and civilian cars aiming at reducing reckless driving and traffic violations. He noted that the Dubai Police are committed to achieve target to reduce traffic accidents to zero by the year 2020.

“Police patrols are keen to use radar guns to catch reckless drivers who know the locations of fixed radars and slow down when they get closer and speed up after that. However, when they will be fined by radar guns, they will be careful in the future and will abide by traffic laws. Drivers should watch out themselves to ensure the safety of themselves and other road users.”

He said the highest number of traffic violations recorded by radar guns was in July when it reached 14,226, followed by 12,886 violations in May. Most of the violations were recorded on Shaikh Zayed Road (42,800) while 21,200 were on Dubai Bypass Road, 20,935 on Ras Al Khor Road and 14,764 on Emirates Road.

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