Police are taking on a new approach to improve traffic safety on the emirate’s roads.
On Thursday, Ras Al Khaimah Police installed a 3D walkway on Mohammad Bin Salim Road to stop errant drivers from speeding and to ensure the safety of pedestrians in the area.
The first one in the emirate could now be seen on the Sheikh Mohammed bin Salem Road.
Used in different countries like the UK and India, this innovative take on pedestrian lanes has been proven to slow down traffic and prevent run-over accidents.
With the crossing designed to have a 3D effect, it makes pedestrians look like they’re walking on floating blocks across the road.
The initiative was launched by Brigadier Ahmad Al Sam Al Naqbi, director of the traffic and patrols department of Ras Al Khaimah Police, who said the project aims to significantly cut speeding on the popular road.
While the lanes are meant to remind drivers to give priority to pedestrians and observe speed limits, Brig Al Naqbi also reminded people to cross the road only from designated areas, especially at night.
A fine of Dh500 and six black points shall be slapped on any driver who doesn’t give priority to pedestrians, as per Article 43 of the federal traffic law.