Dubai Police launched a new smart surveillance system to monitor the city’s roads and keep reckless drivers at bay.
The so-called 'Smart Controller' device has a high-resolution swivel camera to monitor moving traffic and the ability to read and record number plates, and monitor speed limits and traffic jams, officials said.
It can also feed live broadcasts of traffic conditions to a traffic control centre, and sound the alarm if any serious offences are committed, the Commander of Dubai Police, Major General Abdullah Khalifa Al Marri, said.
Major General Al Marri, said the new system aimed to increase the level of surveillance on external roads and maintain road security by cracking down on reckless driving.
He added that traffic police have launched campaigns to heighten awareness of road safety and beefed up traffic patrols in hotspots for traffic violations to try and reduce road accidents.
Dubai Police are also keen to deploy further technology to monitor drivers and create a safe driving environment in Dubai, he said.
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