Dubai Police Issue 6,472 Traffic Fines by MMS
Published on: 17th May 2008
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Dubai Police have issued 6,472 traffic fines by mobile phones during the first quarter of this year, said Lt. Col Saif Muhair Al Mazroui, deputy director general of Dubai Police traffic department.
He indicated the mobile phone system saves the time and effort of police as well as the offender, as the chance of a traffic fine put on a car's windshield flying away or getting lost is avoided.
He noted that the system also will give a chance to the policemen or officers take a still picture or a video of the offending vehicles. The system includes issuing on-the-spot fines and abscentia fines.
"Dubai Police are keen on keeping up with the developments in the technology field and mobile phones today are widely available. This system will make it easy for police to issue fines and record the offence. It also provides evidence in case a motorist objects to an offence," he said.