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    Default Saudi - Traffic Department to install $267m system

    KSA: Traffic Department to install $267m system to monitor violations
    MENAFN - 01/03/2007

    (MENAFN) The Director General of the Saudi Arabian Traffic Department announced that the department is planning implement a new system for monitoring traffic violations through installing cameras on the streets at a total cost of $266.7 million, Arab News reported.

    He pointed out that the new system aims to reduce traffic accidents that cost 5 percent of the country's gross domestic product (GDP) each year. He added that the cameras will take live pictures of the violators and send them to the department's data center to register violations against them. However, violators will have the right to object violations taken by the cameras.

    Traffic violations in the Kingdom have more than tripled in the past ten years. Every minute at least 11 traffic violations take place on the Kingdom's roads.
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    Wow thats crazy. I used to live in Riyadh cause my dad was in the military. Everyday I used to see 10 year old driving around on the highway, mainly cause there moms aren't allowed to drive. I can personally tell you that they really suck at driving over there.



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