Sharjah police crackdown on vehicles in bus lanes

Officers will be using a radar to catch people driving illegally

Sharjah police crackdown on vehicles in bus lanes

Police in Sharjah have introduced a radar that tracks vehicles incorrectly using bus and taxi routes for the first time, in an effort to improve road safety.

The radar was launched on the main street of Lake Khalid in Al Majaz area on Thursday, and was overseen by Major General Saif Al-Zari Al-Shamsi, the Commander-in-Chief of Sharjah Police.

Anyone caught driving in lanes meant for taxis and buses will face a fine of Dhs400.

Introducing the new device on Twitter and Instagram, Sharjah police explained that there are plans to cover a number of routes across the Emirates in a bid to alleviate bottlenecks.

It is hoped the technology will help reduce traffic congestion and help traffic flow smoothly across Sharjah.

Al-Shamsi urged all road users to stay out of lanes they should not be in.

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