Video: 5 violations other than speeding that Dubai radars catch

Video: 5 violations other than speeding that Dubai radars catch

Dubai - While we all know that if you overspeed or jump a red signal near a radar, you will get a fine, but do you know what else can a radar catch?



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Nilanjana Gupta

Published: Fri 28 Jul 2017, 9:42 AM

Last updated: Sun 30 Jul 2017, 7:09 AM

Dubai Police have installed 700 radars and you will spot them almost everywhere. While we all l know that if you overspeed or jump a red signal near a radar, you will get a fine, do you know what else can a radar catch?
Radars are either installed at traffic signals or on streets to detect speed. The ones at the signals can detect if you're jumping a red signal, taking a wrong turn, an illegal U-turn, overspeeding or if you're violating the yellow box. The other radars are used to spot overspeeding cars.
While the radars on highways can capture only photos, those at signals can capture videos. 
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Colonel Engineer Mohammed Ali Karam, Director of Traffic Enforcement Technologies, Traffic Police Department, said, "Through our system we can remotely monitor the radars. We know exactly how many violations have been made near every radar, how many cars have passed and what were their speeds."  
"The radars are capable of monitoring six lanes, plus two hard shoulders, simultaneously, even if a car gets hidden behind a truck. Radars can differentiate between a light and a heavy vehicle. Also, they are capable of monitoring cars within a distance of 200 meters. If a car is speeding, the photo is captured in the last 70 meters," he added.
Whenever there are huge laps between two radars, Dubai Police use mobile units to control the vehicles.
"Many motorists know the location of the radars and they slow down based on the location. We have no objection that people know the location. Some even know exactly where the radars are placed. We just want them to maintain the same speed. If they keep accelerating and decelerating, they will burn more fuel and harm their own car," he added. 
When asked about what he thought about the traffic fines being too high, he said, "I agree. The fines are high so you should do the necessary to avoid traffic violation."
Also watch: 14 things you didn't know were inside a Dubai Police patrol car 


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