22 Jan 2018 – 8:28
The Peninsula Online
Qatar Traffic Department has been taking various steps and initiatives to ensure speeding and related accidents do not occur. Mobile radars placed at locations with high risk of speeding has helped reduce the number of accidents say officials.
Here are the locations for the radars today (Sunday, January 22) – Al Shamal (120km/hr), Dukhan Shahaniya (120km/hr), Salwa (120km/hr), Al Wakra Road (80km/hr), Al Dafna (80km/hr) and University Road (80km/hr).
Ministry of Interior began with this initiative to promote road safety by forcing motorists to abide by the speed limits. These radars will catch seat belt violations, over speeding, overtaking from wrong side in addition to usage of phone while driving.
General Directorate of Traffic Brigadier Mohammed Saad Al Kharji in an earlier interview had said that mobile radars are more effective in reducing speed violations since motorists are aware that radars are in place and they need to reduce their speed accordingly.
He requested motorists to take care of their lives and lives of road users. Al Kharji advised the youngsters to respect the traffic laws specially the speed limits because he said that most of the traffic accidents were occurring due to speeding.