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MENAFN - Khaleej Times - 11/05/2014
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(MENAFN - Khaleej Times) Official says all old and new radars and red light cameras are highly efficient in recording speed violations and red light jumping.

the traffic and patrols directorate at abu dhabi police has announced that it has installed 185 new radars on internal and external roads in abu dhabi and al ain during the first quarter of 2014.

colonel khalifa al khaili director of traffic and road safety engineering department said that all old and new radars and red light cameras are highly efficient in recording speed violations and red light jumping. he also urged drivers to observe traffic laws.

colonel al khaili indicated that the increase in the numbers of automatic control devices is a multi-level operation that is part of a comprehensive plan to improve traffic safety.

he said that the new radars will catch offenders travelling on all lanes in both ways and record speed limits violations overtaking on the hard shoulder of the road and failure to leave sufficient safe distance between vehicles. he also noted that installing these radars aims at maintaining drivers’ safety in the first place and promoting adherence to traffic laws. this would ultimately prompt drivers to reduce speed which may pose a significant risk to drivers and other road users should drivers lose control of their vehicle.

he also explained that the new radars’ locations have been determined according to traffic accidents and violations indicators.

colonel al khaili cautioned drivers against the dangers of exceeding the designated speed limits on both internal and external roads as over-speeding was touted as the major cause of traffic accidents last year and accounted for 15 per cent of the total number of road accidents. over-speeding violations accounted for 79 per cent of the total number of violations that were issued during the same period.

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