New radar guns to catch speedsters in Dubai from next year
By Alia Al Theeb, Staff ReporterDubai: Dubai Police will soon start using new digital radars, called radar guns, to catch speeding vehicles.
Published: November 08, 2008, 22:50
Brigadier Mohammad Saif Al Zafein, Director of Dubai Police's Traffic Department, said the radar gun will catch speeding vehicles - both light and heavy - on highways.
The radar can record the offence digitally on video and is easy to carry, given its light weight.
"The new radar gun will become operational during the first quarter of next year [and will be used] to catch offenders, reduce speeding offences and thereby reduce fatal accidents," he said.
Police are already in the process of commissioning 50 such radars. More than 230 people have been killed in traffic accidents in Dubai so far this year.