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Abu Dhabi activates early warning system to alert motorists

Police can now send e-messages to motorists in the event of fog, unstable weather and accidents that might cause traffic jams

Abu Dhabi activates early warning system to alert motorists

The General Command of the Abu Dhabi Police has activated a national early warning system, which sends e-messages to motorists in the event of dangerous driving conditions.

The messages aim to alert drivers and those living in nearby areas to be cautious in cases of fog, unstable weather and accidents that might cause traffic jams, state news agency WAM reported.

A message sent by the system to drivers on Wednesday, through smart towers, informed them about the likelihood of intense fog in Abu Dhabi Island and asked them to maintain a safe distance and reduce their speed.

The smart towers used by the system use the most advanced global technologies, including a street speed control panel, a surveillance camera, a closed-circuit TV memory monitor and an automatic camera for vehicles equipped with radar panels, WAM added.

The smart towers, which use sensors to monitor fog before sending instant signals to the control centre, aim to identify areas affected by weather fluctuations through traffic patrols.

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