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Sharjah Police unveil device detecting noise caused by vehicles


The modern radar will detect disturbing noises from vehicles across the emirate.

Maj. Gen. Saif Al Zarri Al Shamsi, Commander-in-Chief of Sharjah Police, has unveiled a noise detector that is customised to track vehicles that create noise and cause disturbance in the residential areas.

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.

Maj. Gen. Al Zari expressed his hope to expand the deployment of modern noise control systems in order to curb violations of noise, disturbance and recklessness driving, in addition to reducing accidents and risks that result from such irresponsible conducts.

Lt. Col. Alay Al Naqbi, Director of Traffic and Patrols Department at Sharjah Police, said that the solar-powered device monitors the noise-causing vehicles via HD audiovisual features, which assess the level of sound on roads.

“The device has been customised to alert the operations room when more than one vehicle causing noise at the same time referring to the possibility of traffic chaos in the location,” Alay added.

He continued, “It is equipped with security surveillance cameras, which detect the vehicles that cause noise form 95 decibels, which fall under Article 20 of the Federal Traffic Law. Such a violation attract a minimum fine of Dhs2,000 with 12 black points and may reach impounding the violating vehicle for six months in accordance with the law.”

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