Dubai's 'Sergeant' radar to warn parking offenders
Dubai, June 17, 2014
The Dubai Police is set to use a new electronic device that will warn motorists if they are parking illegally in the parking zone reserved for the handicapped, said a report.
The device, dubbed the ‘Sergeant,’ will use a radar to detect offending vehicles, said the Emirates 24/7 report.
It is fitted with a camera to capture the offending vehicles, further documenting the violation and information is sent immediately to the Dubai Police operating room, it said.
The radar will help vehicles stay clear of handicapped parking zones with a loud alarm going off for 20 seconds, Major General Khamis Mattar Al Mazinah, commander of Dubai Police, was quoted as saying.
The device has been created by Dubai Police, who are currently seeking a patent for it, he said.
Along with the Roads and Transport Authority, the Dubai Police seeks to roll the same out across all malls in the emirate, said the report.
The police have recorded more than 36,000 parking violation in disabled zones during the past four years, with the penalty going up to Dh1,000 ($272) and four black points, it added.