Dubai radars to catch you using phone in car

By DG Staff

DUBAI 9 April 2020: To ensure safety of road users, Dubai Police has started installing new smart devices on the emirate’s roads and highways to detect drivers’ behaviour who are not committed to driving safely.

“The device detects violations committed by reckless drivers including the use of handheld mobile phones, failure to abide by lane discipline, not fastening the seat belt, sudden deviation, and other traffic violations that pose danger to road users,” said Brigadier Saif Muheir Al Mazrouei, Director of the General Traffic Department at Dubai Police.

He revealed the new radar device is capable of identifying the status and behaviour of drivers on the road. “The new device, developed by Dubai Police in collaboration with a tech company, had undergone several experiments until it proved worthy of the monitoring process.

The director of Dubai Traffic Police explained that the device would contribute to raising the level of traffic safety and achieving the strategic goals of maintaining road security and reducing traffic-related fatalities.

The new radar features artificial intelligence techniques and can be programmed to detect any violations or other wrong behaviours. It is also connected through a (4G)-enabled network to the force’s violations processing platform and radar management system (RMS).