Al Burj radar to catch tailgaters on Dubai roads

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By Razmig Bedirian staff reporter  www.gulfnews.com

Dubai: Tailgaters are now in the crosshairs of new speed radars installed by Dubai Police. With over 50 new Al Burj radars already fitted on Dubai roads, police said that they plan to add 50 more in the next year.

New Radar: On the lookout for offendersThe German-built radar uses laser technology to catch speed offenders. It is more accurate and precise than the microwaves and radio waves used by the older radars. “The Al Burj gets its name from its tower-like shape,” said Lt Col Hassan Nasser Abdul Razzak Al Razooqi, Director of the Technology Department at Traffic Police.

“It keeps track of offenders on both sides of the road and is capable of detecting various traffic offences, including failure to keep a safe distance from other cars.”

Besides catching tailgaters and speedsters, Al Burj will also ensure that heavy vehicles stay in designated lanes.

“Most roads in Dubai have a designated lane and time for heavy vehicles. The Al Burj will help us detect violators by scanning the height of the vehicles,” he added. More info DM News