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.For all the latest transport news from the UAE and Gulf countries, follow us on Twitter and Linkedin, like us on Facebook and subscribe to our YouTube page, which is updated daily.
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