Major General Mohammed Khalfan Al Rumaithi, Commander-in-Chief of Abu Dhabi Police, examined in his office at the ADP General Headquarters, the vehicle-related traffic noise monitoring system, designed to reduce noise and disturbances caused by vehicles in residential neighborhoods.

This system, the first of its kind in the world, was invented by Captain Ahmed Abdullah Al Muhairi, Head of Traffic Safety Section at the Traffic Engineering and Safety Department of the Traffic and Patrols Directorate at the Abu Dhabi Police. This breakthrough represents the significant attention dedicated by the Abu Dhabi Police to encourage outstanding staff members and provide a supportive environment conducive to creativity and innovation.   

Major General Al Rumaithi received Brigadier Engineer Hussein Ahmed Al Harithi, Director General of Central Operations at Abu Dhabi Police, who briefed him about the added value of introducing the “new radar” as a part of the traffic safety system in Abu Dhabi. “Introducing this new device would make Abu Dhabi the first city in the world to use the latest systems aimed at preserving the environment and reducing noise pollution and noise levels caused by vehicles and excessive use of horns. It will also promote Abu Dhabi’s vision to achieve a sustainable traffic safety,” he said.

The Commander-in-Chief of Abu Dhabi Police praised the innovative idea behind the design of the new radar. He also reiterated the attention dedicated by the police leadership to providing the appropriate environment to nurture innovative ideas, and to transform these ideas into future projects aimed at preserving the security and stability taking place in the UAE.

Captain Ahmed Al Muhairi explained that “the noise monitoring radar” consists of two integrated systems: the sound intensity sensor and an advanced camera that takes digital photos of the violating vehicles. “The radar automatically measures the intensity of noise produced by a passing vehicle. If the noise ratio is higher than the allowed limit, the radar will immediately take photos, scan the vehicle’s license plate and fine the violating drivers,” he said.

In conclusion, he pointed out that the noise monitoring system is designed to reduce disturbances and illegal noises caused by vehicles on the city’s different roads, and particularly in residential areas, near hospitals, mosques, and educational institutions. It also aims at reducing disturbances and noise caused by vehicles that undergo illegal modifications and additions, including changing engine specifications and making amendments in order to increase their speeds and amplify their sound, which spread chaos and cause nuisance to the public.
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