Sunday, January 31, 2010

HIQ - New Traffic Control In Doha...

Kat dalam Gulf Times last week... or perhaps the week before...

New Traffic Cameras Qatar are not just nice looking - they are intelligent technology.
First thing is that these cameras do NOT flash. They can take photos in complete darkness through ultra-light sensors, so even if it does not flash, it could have caught you. They also automatically read your number plate from the picture taken.

Now, here comes the catch. These cameras are continuous photo-taking cameras and they will take your photo regardless if you have been speeding or not. Then the next camera in 3-5 kms again does the same. Now, instead of checking your speed through advanced radars, these cameras are very simple and all they do is calculate how fast you traveled between the 2 cameras. If you arrived at the next camera faster than 120 km/h (or whatever the speed limit is) then you get fined.

What does this mean?

It means that you can stop speeding up between cameras and slowing down as it does not matter anymore. If you are speeding in between 2 cameras you will get fined.

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Giler betul org sini nak kawal speeding, yg konon nya sbb org2 bangsa pendatang yg selalu speeding... tp yg mati sebab speeding pun org depa gak... boleh ke implement kat Malaysia benda ni???

dulu masa depa taruh 2 camera with flash kat traffic lights dah lah org kecoh.. satu trap utk lampu, satu lagi for speeding... dgn saman QR6k kalau langgar lampu merah... mmg agak gila lah jugak rule sini... anyway.... ada gak org main2 pasal camera ni...


One might wonder is it really difficult driving in Doha... yes indeed for newcomer... sbb sini style driving org2 yg dtg dr negara2 yg traffic rule yg tak betul... plus org2 yg dah civilised pun terikut2 ngan perangai org yg kurang betul ni.... sbb if u don't follow their style.. u go nowhere... :-) for example, ni gambar one of the small junctions very near to my apartment... ni bukan main junction ni, tu lah sbb takde traffic lights... but this is how they drive around... u have to be slick to survive...


2 comments:

dellx said...

hadoih...cuak aku nak memandu macam ni.dah la kaki aku memang berat(selalu speeding).hehe

rozie said...

that intersection is really bad. kena bubuh small roundabout kat situ. manageable sikit kot