All motorists who tend to slow down only when a speed camera is spotted, better watch out. The traffic department has launched state-of-the-art speed radars, which is difficult to spot and will work in moving vehicles. And they are fitting them in normal looking civilian cars.
General Directorate of Traffic will be using these civil patrol vehicles equipped with modern radars to cover external and internal roads from where they get large number of complaints. The radar inside the car can catch speeding violations during patrolling or while parked on the road.
Captain Shabib Mohammed Al Nuaimi, from the traffic patrols, pointed out that the new radar has several modern technical features and will be fitted in both civilian and police vehicles in such a way that it will be nearly impossible to spot them.
It operates on the move and adopts infrared imaging and not the annoying flash lights. The speed sensor in the front of the patrol car is well-hidden and not at all visible from outside. It is capable of shooting pictures of cars in both directions in different weather conditions and covers six tracks.
Inside, the patrol car is equipped with latest control devices. The patrolling officials can find out the speed of large and small vehicles as well as know the speed limit and identify the street number. It can also shoot photos and film videos.