New Radars to Catch Lane Violators in Dubai
Trying to cut in front of others drivers is going to get costly…
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.
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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
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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.
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.
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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.