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Ajman Police use drones to keep eye on traffic jams, reckless drivers

Drones are fitted with infrared video cameras to catch reckless drivers and improve road safety

Ajman Police use drones to keep eye on traffic jams, reckless drivers
The newly developed drones can live-stream the images and videos of the emergency situations to patrol vehicles and senior officers at the central operations room

Ajman Police has recorded 2,000 traffic violations using drones since March 2016, according to a media report.

The drones are fitted with infrared video cameras to catch reckless drivers and improve road safety. They take video footage of accidents and identify locations with major traffic jams to help patrol cars clear these areas and carry out their duties more effectively.

Major Saif Al Falasi, deputy director, Ajman Police Traffic Department, told Gulf News that the violations included driving on the road hard shoulder, failure to maintain lane discipline and obstructing traffic.

The newly developed drones can live-stream the images and videos of the emergency situations to patrol vehicles and senior officers at the central operations room, which help them take appropriate decisions immediately, the official said.

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