AJMAN // Radars in Ajman recorded more than 230,000 violations for speeding and crossing red lights last year, police said.
The violations increased by 11 per cent on 2014 figures, with 236,509 violations recorded, said Major Saif Abdullah Al Falasi, deputy director of Traffic and Patrol Department at Ajman Police.
“The speeding violations represent 68 per cent of the total number of violations, which is 349,725 recorded during 2015,” he said.
“It was found that 56 per cent of the accidents occurred due to speeding, which is always linked to other violations such as negligence, lack of attention, sudden deviation and not enough distance [between vehicles].”
A breakdown of the violations was not available.
The deputy director said 107 motorists drove their vehicles at more than 200 kph, with some committing the offence on roads with 60 kph speed limits.
He said 14 new cameras were installed last year to catch those who break the rules in various ways.
“Speed violations are still a major concern and Ajman Police is trying to take all possible preventative measures to reduce it — by adding and developing control devices, intensified traffic awareness campaigns, adjusting speed limits and installing speed humps and guide signs,” he said. Maj Al Falasi urged motorists to abide by speed limits for their own safety and for the safety of other road users.
Police also said 106 driving licences were confiscated in the first quarter of this year for racking up more than 24 black points.
Among them, 39 committed serious violations, said Col Ali Al Musaibi, director of the Traffic and Patrol Department at Ajman Police.
Last year 292 licences were confiscated in the emirate, down 7 per cent compared to 2014.
Source: uae news