Jul 23, 2009

Speed cameras installed on key streets

Ras Al Khaimah: The Traffic and Licensing Department has installed cameras on two main streets with 80 others to be fixed on various streets shortly to control speeding which has proved to be the key reason for accidents here.

According to Colonel Hassan Al Jeeda, who heads the Traffic Section at the Traffic and Licensing Department, the equipment has been purchased by the RAK Police Headquarters.

One of the cameras has been installed on Al Faisal Street, opposite to Al Ittihad University and registers a speeding ticket against a driver at 91km/h.

The second has been installed in Southern Al Dhait, opposite to the new Safir Mall, and is fixed at a speed of 101km/h.

"Speeding is the direct reason for at least 70 per cent of the road accidents reported in Ras Al Khaimah and unless the speeding menace is faced directly and with no delay, the number of death cases and injuries will increase in the emirate," he said.

"The target of installing radars &was not collecting the fines, but ensuring total safety..." he said.

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