By Staff www.emirates247.com
The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) announced that it will tentatively start enforcement of automated offence reporting system against vehicles in breach of the Bus and Taxi Dedicated Lane Code from January 1, 2015 until end-March, where a fine of Dh600 will be recorded against offending vehicles.
Mattar Al Tayer, Chairman of the Board and Executive Director of RTA, said: “In the first stage, RTA will start implementation of the system on the dedicated bus and taxi lane at Naif Street in a sector extending about one kilometre, serving nine routes and accommodating as much as 36 buses during peak hours. The RTA will instal seven surveillance cameras along the lane to monitor vehicles in breach of the system. Offences will be reported either automatically through surveillance cameras or manually through Dubai Police patrols.
“Order No (1) for 2010 regarding Dedicated Lanes on Dubai Roads has specified the vehicles permitted to use the dedicated lanes, namely public buses, taxis, Dubai Police vehicles, Civil Defence vehicles and ambulances vehicles attending to emergency cases. Private vehicles are permitted to use the dedicated bus lane only in the event of entering or exiting subsidiary roads,” said Al Tayer. More info