Sharjah Police plan to “steal” cars, air traffic offenders on TV
Sharjah Police is apparently getting serious on certain types of violations in an attempt to improve the driving and safety standards there. In one initiative, they plan to “steal” cars left with the ignition on as their owners disappear into shops and such, to highlight that their cars could be easily stolen by real criminals. Another initiative is their plan to air videos of motorists who jump red signals on a local television channel to increase awareness of the action’s severity.
According to Gulf News, the show called The Observer, which airs every Saturday at 7 pm on Sharjah TV will show CCTV image of motorists breaking red signals.
There has been a significant increase in traffic offences recorded this year since Sharjah Police recently installed 24 cameras in different junctions around the emirate.
Colonel Sultan Al Khayyal of Sharjah Police claims that the initiative has been launched due to motorists not responding to traffic awareness campaigns.