Dubai Police use video, AD Police use Bentleys
The Dubai Police is fitting video cameras in almost all their marked patrol cars, to keep track of accident scenes as well as their own officers. Meanwhile, the Abu Dhabi Police is stepping up their campaign on tailgaters, using rental luxury cars and other vehicles.
According to Gulf News, more than a hundred Dubai Police cars have already been fitted with cameras, and the video will be used to catalogue accidents and track errant officers who stray away from their designated areas. The videos will even be used for training, and we expect the cameras to also be used as evidence of traffic violations.
Meanwhile, The National reports that the Abu Dhabi Police has launched an anti-tailgating campaign to warn motorists of the risks of following dangerously close to cars ahead. During the campaign, police will be patrolling the capital in taxis, lorries and unmarked cars, among them rental Bentleys and Porsches supposedly. While the officers abide by the posted speed limits, they will watch for speeding drivers who tailgate, use the horn and flash their headlights at the undercover cars. The current fine for “not leaving a safe distance” is Dhs 400 and 4 black points.