Traffic move at RAK highway.
Ras Al Khaimah: The General Directorate of Ras Al Khaimah Police has arrested a young driver who committed 1,251 traffic violations in two years, with a total value of Dhs1,158,000, setting a record in traffic fines.
Colonel Waleed Mohammed Juma, head of Al Mamoura Comprehensive Police Station, said the 23-year-old driver was a UAE national whose vehicle was seized during the “Tawajodi” Traffic campaign.
He added, “When we checked the vehicle data in the federal traffic system, it turned out that the driver committed 1,200 overspeeding violations and 51 violations under ‘Wanted for impoundment,’ with a total value of Dhs1,158,000.”
Juma explained that the value was the largest recorded on one driver in Ras Al Khaimah during this period, pointing out that the radars on the roads of RAK spotted the vehicle on different roads, exceeding the speed limits on those roads.
Major Mohammed Jaber Al Nuaimi, Director of Traffic and Patrol Branch at Al Mamoura Comprehensive Police Station, said "Tawajodi” continuous campaign team seized the violating vehicle and monitored the total value of the violations recorded against it.
Al Nuaimi called on drivers to be cautious while driving and to comply with the decided speed limits and regulations and traffic laws for the safety and security of both drivers and road users.
Colonel Ahmad Al-Summ Al Naqbi, Director of Traffic and Patrol Department at the General Directorate of Ras Al Khaimah Police, confirmed that the radar known as “sniper” (Al Qunnas) monitors between 100-170 speed violations on the emirate's roads a day, including 50 to 100 on the internal roads and 50-70 on the external ones.
He explained that the department, under the guidance of Major General Ali Bin Alwan, Commander-in-Chief of Ras Al Khaimah Police, is keen to make the roads safer and to develop performance and services offered to the public according to best international practices.
He stressed that the "sniper,” which was launched in the Ras Al Khaimah in 2017, proved successful in the field operation. It is specialised in the detection of high-speed violations. It features many specifications, unlike any other radar, in terms of high accuracy and clarity of its image via digital cameras of high-resolution, covering 250-metre-wide.
It is a mobile radar due to its small size and light weight, with the ability to retain images of the offending vehicles on both directions, in addition to 10-second high-quality video recording showing date, time and location, to be used as a reference in case offenders objected the violation.
The video and photos, which recorded the rescue operation conducted by the patrol’s team, went viral on social media receiving huge number of views and comments praising the bravery of the cops.
The device will be deployed in the residential areas in the city of Sharjah, the eastern and central areas in the emirate, to reduce disturbance in the neighbourhood.
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