The police in the Emirate of Sharjah has recently launched a new noise-detecting radar that can detect sounds above 95 decibles coming from a vehicle.
The project has been announced on the directives of His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Member of the Supreme Council and Ruler of Sharjah, to increase road safety and make driving a more secure and comfortable experience in Sharjah.
The noise-detecting radar will specifically be installed in various residential areas across the Emirate with an aim to help reduce violations and accidents caused by distracted drivers due to loud noise coming from the vehicles.
The radar was developed in-house by the Sharjah Police at one of its laboratories in the Traffic and Patrols department. It uses precise audio detection technology to determine the level of sound coming from a specific vehicle, and sends a signal to operations centre once with vehicle identification details. The radar also consists of surveillance cameras, and is operated by solar technology so it can be installed anywhere and in remote locations as well.
Any vehicle making a noise in excess of 95 decibels will be fined AED 2000 immediately and 12 black points will be issued to the driver’s license. In some case the vehicle can also be seized for 6 months.