Shar­jah radars to help spe­cial driv­ers

The Gulf Today - - FRONT PAGE - LINA ABDEL RAH­MAN

SHAR­JAH: To pre­vent mo­torists from ex­ploit­ing car park­ing space for peo­ple with de­ter­mi­na­tion, Shar­jah Po­lice started op­er­at­ing en­vi­ron­ment friendly radars us­ing so­lar en­ergy to de­tect and pe­nalise er­rant driv­ers who do so.

The radar is cur­rently op­er­at­ing in the trial phase to de­tect its pros and cons and to de­tect vi­o­lat­ing mo­torists. The radar will be lo­cated at shop­ping malls, parks and other ‘dy­namic’ ar­eas in the city.

Lieu­tenant Colonel Mo­hamed Alai Al Naqbi, Di­rec­tor of the Traf­fic and Pa­trolling Depart­ment of Shar­jah Po­lice, said that the new de­vice will ini­tially warn and alert vi­o­lat­ing mo­torists through a warn­ing beam­ing light when they park their cars in the area marked for peo­ple with de­ter­mi­na­tion. The light will keep on flash­ing for one minute when the vi­o­lat­ing motorist is in­tend­ing to park his car in the unau­tho­rised area and in case the motorist in­sists on park­ing the car he will be vi­o­lated.”

SHAR­JAH: To pre­vent mo­torists from ex­ploit­ing car park­ing space for peo­ple with de­ter­mi­na­tion, Shar­jah Po­lice have started op­er­at­ing en­vi­ron­ment friendly radars us­ing so­lar en­ergy to de­tect and pe­nalise er­rant driv­ers.

The radar is cur­rently in the trial phase to de­tect its pros and cons and mon­i­tor aber­rant mo­torists. The radar will be lo­cated at shop­ping malls, parks and other ‘dy­namic’ ar­eas in the city.

Lieu­tenant Colonel Mo­hamed Alai Al Naqbi, Di­rec­tor of the Trafic and Pa­trolling Depart­ment of Shar­jah Po­lice, said that the new de­vice will ini­tially warn and alert feck­less mo­torists through a warn­ing beam­ing light when they park their cars in the area marked for peo­ple with de­ter­mi­na­tion. The light will keep lash­ing for a minute when the vi­o­lat­ing motorist is seen in­tend­ing to park his car in the unau­tho­rised area and in case the motorist in­sists on park­ing he will be booked.”

Lt Colonel Al Naqbi noted that the main ob­jec­tive of plac­ing the radars is to re­spect the right of peo­ple of de­ter­mi­na­tion to park their cars in des­ig­nated ar­eas and en­sure their park­ing ar­eas are not mis­used.

Of­fer­ing more de­tails about the fea­tures of the radar, Lt Colonel Al Naqbi said that the radar has a cam­era that will take pic­tures of the car park­ing in, and leav­ing, the dif­fer­ently-abled area to cal­cu­late the du­ra­tion of the pe­riod the car was parked and en­sure that the ve­hi­cle has the spe­cial per­mis­sion to park in the des­ig­nated area.

The main ob­jec­tive of plac­ing the radars is to re­spect the right of peo­ple of de­ter­mi­na­tion to park their cars in des­ig­nated ar­eas.

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