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New radar to tackle hard shoulder violators in Dubai

Offenders could have cars confiscated or face AED600 fine and black points

New radar to tackle hard shoulder violators in Dubai
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Dubai Police will introduce a new radar to detect motorists who drive on the hard shoulder, with offenders facing penalties including a AED600 fine, black points and having their cars impounded for 30 days.

The locally manufactured radar takes high quality photos of the back and front of the offending cars using infrared technology.

It also takes a ten-second video as soon as the car crosses the yellow line.

The lightweight radar makes it easy to be installed at different places and can cover a distance of 50 metres, Brigadier Saif Muhair Al Mazroui, director of Dubai Traffic Police, told Gulf News.

The device can be placed temporarily on the roadside using a tripod and a battery, or in fixed locations.

The report said that the police will use 20 of the new radars.

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