Trucks older than 20 years to be monitored in Dubai

 

Trucks older than 20 years to be monitored in Dubai

Dubai - The move is part of the initial stage for the mandatory implementation of the vehicles safety system

By Staff Reporter

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Published: Sat 19 Aug 2017, 12:37 PM

Last updated: Sun 20 Aug 2017, 7:06 PM

The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has started linking trucks that have been in service for more than 20 years with the authority's smart monitoring centre.
The move is part of the initial stage for the mandatory implementation of the vehicles safety system.

The system involves fitting monitoring devices in trucks to enable the personnel concerned at the centre to monitor the conduct of their drivers. If they spot any illegal behaviour, they will communicate with the Dubai Police and the RTA to penalise the drivers.

What is the smart monitoring centre?> The first of its kind system in the region monitors the performance of licensing service providers in Dubai (vehicle testing centres and driving institutes)
> It carries out remote monitoring of heavy vehicles
> It is fitted with monitors and sophisticated systems linked with surveillance cameras in centres run by licensing service providers
> The centre monitors the breaches in the technical testing centres and driving institutes through surveillance cameras
> It also issues offences in absentia supported by video clips and photographic images
Mattar Al Tayer, director-general and chairman of the board of executive directors of the RTA, stressed the RTA's keenness to introduce best solutions to traffic education and safety besides applying smart technologies in various fields. These endeavours, he said, would improve the traffic safety and curb accidents.
"From the beginning of this year, the RTA experimented with the use of the system on 577 trucks. In coordination with the Dubai Police, Dubai Municipality, Civil Defence, and Emirates Gas LLC, three inspection campaigns were launched on heavy vehicles (trucks) and light vehicles (pickups).

"In the final quarter of this year, the RTA would compile information about faults of trucks and conducts of drivers to build a solid database that helps the assessment of vehicle and driver risks and enables taking appropriate actions against violators," said Al Tayer.
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