New project to monitor traffic violations launched
Central Operations Department of National Command Center in association with General Directorate of Traffic and General Directorate of Information Systems (Security Systems Department) launched the project (talaa) for security surveillance which aims to activate cameras in the streets and main roads in the country to monitor traffic violations of all types specified by the traffic law.
Significantly, this will contribute to tightened security control in all parts of the country as well as facilitate traffic movement and monitor any traffic violation. Director of Central Operations Department at National Command Center Col. Sayeed Hasan Al Mazroui insisted that the project aims to monitor all kinds of traffic violations such as not fastening seatbelt , talking while driving , wrong overtaking , excessive speed , violating signals and other irregularities which pose a threat to public safety on the road. He said that these cameras will work to strengthen control over the roads.
During the whole of last month, the trial process of this project was undertaken which recorded more than 23 thousand traffic violations. Col. Sayeed added that all the cameras on the roads are smart cameras and can be controlled from the Operations Room which monitors violations by zooming on vehicles and capturing the numbers of vehicles and its place. He pointed out that the owners of the vehicles will be immediately informed about the traffic violations by text messages through Metrash Services to avoid issues during the license renewal.
From his part, Lt. Col Hassan Mohamed Ghaith Al Kuwari, Assistant Director of Central Operations Department said that the department has cooperated in this project with human element instructor on the use of cameras and deal with them fully to monitor any traffic violation anywhere in the country.