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Dubai - Dubai Police to install 20 radars to monitor road shoulder violations

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Published: Mon 16 May 2016, 3:29 PM

Last updated: Wed 8 Feb 2023, 3:25 PM

The Dubai Police have successfully produced a cutting-edge radar that can monitor road shoulder violation.

Major-General Khamis Mattar Al Mazeina, Commander-in-chief of Dubai Police, revealed that the radar's first prototype proved to be successful recording 134 violations on Emirates Road in two hours.

He also said that Dubai Police tend to install 20 radars on Emirates road to prevent hard shoulder violations.

He added that the new radars are highly accurate and are intended to catch violators of road safety, especially those who drive into hard shoulder areas.

Al Muzainah added that Dubai police are very keen to diversify the methods of monitoring the roads in the emirate to detect violations and save lives.

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Al Muzainah said drivers committing hard shoulder offences are face with a 30-day vehicle impoundment and fined Dh600, and have six black points added to their traffic record.

The Penalty for loading a heavy vehicle

In a statement posted on Twitter, Dubai's police also warned penalty for loading a heavy vehicle in a way that poses danger to others or to the road is a Dh500 fine, six black traffic points, and a seven days' vehicle impoundment.

'Trash can' detects 35,000 speeding violations

Just one mobile radar - which looks like a trash can - caught 35,000 speeding violations on internal roads of Dubai in February and March. The radar only catches speeds in excess of 90kmh on roads with a speed limit of 60kmh.

In February, the radar was placed on Al Fursan Road, which has a speed limit of 60kmh, and detected 22,903 instances when motorists drove at over 90kmh; and 9,217 instances when they drove at 110kmh. The radar also detected 152 instances when motorists drove between 131km/h and 140km/h. Eleven motorists were caught speeding in excess of 140km/h - a 130 per cent increase over the speed limit.

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Watch: Police published a film showing the new camera is ready for deployment that would hunt drivers overtaking in hard shoulder areas.

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