Watch that speedometer and stick to the rules of the road. Fifty new radars at traffic intersections and pedestrian crossings are being installed across Dubai and erring motorists will be notified about traffic violations within minutes through text messages to their mobile phones.
Colonel Saif Muhair Al Mazroui, acting Director of General, Department of Traffic, said the sophisticated radars will cover all intersections in Dubai in a couple of months and speeding motorists will be photographed. The images will be beamed immediately to the traffic department and those breaking the rules will come to know of the violations through an SMS.
The police officials said the radars project will be completed by October in coordination with the Roads and Transport Authority.
‘‘Preparation for the installation of these radar devices is 90 per cent complete,’’ said Colonel Al Mazroui.
Police, meanwhile, seized 13,000 bicycles from owners who rode on highways and roads, including Shaikh Zayed Road and Emirates Road, with speeds of 80km per hour.
‘‘Pedestrian mortality on roads has increased and the owners of these bikes do not have a traffic culture despite continuous awareness campaigns conducted out by traffic department.’’
He said those riding bicyles on main roads would be fined and their bikes confiscated.