A top official recently announced that a new advance traffic system as well as cutting edge road technologies will be introduced soon in the country.
Smart tower radars, fog sensors, and electronic signs will be installing on UAE roads to provide early fog and visibility warnings along with reduced speed limits on motorways to avoid pile-ups.
He said that these technologies will be under trial in the capital for a short while and will be built around UAE roads within months.
The advanced system is capable of giving primitive hazard warnings live on the radio, cellular phones via electronic signs on the motorway.
During the announcement, he commended the initiative as part of UAE’s leadership and its approach on protecting its citizens citing the London robbery of Emiratis cases as an example.
Meanwhile, the Director-General of the Traffic Coordination Department at the Ministry of Interior reported that the country’s road deaths and casualties during the first quarter of 2014 decreased by 6.3% and 3.1% respectively.
The decrease of the traffic accidents and the related deaths and casualties was attributed to the efficiency of the procedures adopted by the Ministry, and the efforts of the Police General Headquarters and the directorates of traffic and patrols in the UAE to improve traffic safety, through the Ministry’s strategy to control road security, and create a safe traffic environment according to international standards.