Dubai Traffic Police: “VITRONIC speed camera six times more efficient than radar”

Thinking Highways
By Thinking Highways April 2, 2014 15:30

Dubai Traffic Police: “VITRONIC speed camera six times more efficient than radar”


Dubai Traffic Police have completed tests comparing VITRONIC PoliScanspeed enforcement systems to standard radar systems on one of the city`s main roads. According to officials the LIDAR-based VITRONIC systems came out six times more efficient than conventional technologies.

The tests were part of a programme to counteract tailgating which has caused 22 deaths and 426 injuries in Dubai last year. “The speed camera was successful in hunting motorists who won´t leave enough distance on the roads, which is the major reason behind the traffic accidents in Dubai”, said Brigadier Saif Muhair Al Mazroui, deputy director of Dubai Traffic Police to a Dubai media outlet. “There is plan to add more systems on the roads to cut the casualties.”

To enforce tailgating offences Dubai Traffic Police intends to install 50 stationary PoliScan systems this year and another 100 in 2015. In addition to the tailgating offences the systems nicknamed “supercam” by Dubai media also distinguish between vehicles of different sizes and vehicle with specific speed limits such as taxis.

Thinking Highways
By Thinking Highways April 2, 2014 15:30