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New Radars to Catch Lane Violators in Dubai

A new radar is coming to Dubai roads to spot drivers who try to illegally cut in queues. Find out more about it here!

New Radars to Catch Lane Violators in Dubai
Dubai authorities have confirmed that a new radar will be coming to Dubai roads to spot queue jumpers. A trial radar was installed on Rebat Street and 3,000 offences were recorded in one week only.

The radar has the capacity to catch the lane jumper from more than 1km away in both directions. These new radars are mostly located at exits, intersections and turns as these are the most likely places where drivers try to bypass traffic by illegally cutting in.

New radar in Dubai
Photo: Twitter @DubaiPoliceHQ

How it works

The radars, which are equipped with a camera, will send a violation report with high-resolution photos to the operations room. From there, an officer will verify the accuracy and approve the fine.

The radar camera analyses the car’s movements through its video-analytics feature.

SEE ALSO: Driving Down Sheikh Zayed Road Just Became More Expensive

The penalty

For motorists who decide to cut in line and possibly endanger others by doing so, the fine is Dh200 and two black points on their driving record.

Cutting lanes
Photo: gulfnews.com

Reasons behind it

Not abiding by lane discipline can endanger the safety of others. Last year, queue jumping has caused 145 traffic accidents, with 7 deaths and 78 injuries.

In the same year, there were 290,336 lane violation fines given to drivers by the police. Therefore, as part of the Dubai Police Strategy of 2020, this radar will help reduce accidents and deaths on the roads.

SEE ALSO: Safe driving tips for young drivers in the UAE

The top three reasons for fatal accidents on Dubai roads are inconsiderate driving, sudden swerving and not leaving enough distance between fellow motorists. Overspeeding is also a significant factor. 

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