A senior police officer said that Sharjah has developed the newly installed speed radar "Al Rased" to detect sudden swerving on the emirate's roads.
Lt. Col. Muhammad Ali Al Naqbi, Director of Traffic and Patrols Department at Sharjah Police, said that sudden deviation is one of the main causes of traffic accidents.
Sudden deviation causes severe danger and confusion to road users, especially on highways, as violators change lanes without using signals. Most of the time, this is due to the driver’s lack of attention while driving. Motorists should make sure that there are no vehicles coming before changing lanes. They should use pointers. "
Colonel Al Naqbi said that controlling traffic accidents that occur due to sudden deviation requires "intensive awareness campaigns in addition to increasing the penalty."
The Traffic and Patrols Department has organized several awareness campaigns related to sudden deviation in several languages to educate drivers about the risks it poses to road users.
He added that as part of the campaign, the police circulated messages through various means of communication, including videos, to alert the public to the dangers of this violation.
Sudden swerving is a violation under the Federal Traffic Act, which results in a fine of 1,000 dirhams and four black points.