New sophisticated radars in Dubai
Dubai traffic police have finished replacing 52 old radars across Dubai roads with the new vitronic, Al Burj, radars.
The vitronic radar, which was introduced on some roads around April 2014, has the ability to record eight violations, vehicles speeding, vehicles going below the speed limit, vehicles not leaving enough distance between other vehicles, drivers not wearing a seat belt, drivers using their mobile phone, heavy vehicles not abiding by their designated lanes, heavy vehicles that are on the road outside their designated timings and vehicles driving on the hard shoulder.
The radars at traffic signals can monitor vehicles in both directions at the same intersection, catch vehicles crossing the red light and measure the speed if they exceed the speed limit and turns in the left or right direction.
Colonel Saif Muhair Al Mazroui, Director of Dubai Traffic Police, said the new radars replaced the old ones on Shaikh Mohammad Bin Zayed Road, Shaikh Zayed Road and Emirates Road.
He said they also installed 31 new radars at intersections, which catch motorists running a red light.