🇪🇬🚦🚔🚫 The Egyptian traffic police departments are quickly modernising their technologies nowadays to support them in law enforcement and regulations on the Egyptian streets and highways. This includes new RFID chips installed on all vehicles (TIP: deadline is end of March 2021 to install those RFID chip stickers on the windshield of all vehicles in Egypt. Those RFIDs will facilitate traffic regulation and automatic charging of highway usage by auto-scanners in the near future), new RADAR and camera technologies installed on highways and main roads, new surveillance sensors and cameras installed on the main streets of the capital (Greater Cairo) that will gradually be rolled out over the whole country, and new vehicles & cameras with traffic police officers to support them on their job. This comes in light of the improvement projects implemented for the road network in Egypt by the government, which took place over the previous years (and with some still on-going projects for the coming few years). It is also part of the smart transportation vision by Egypt. An overview of the new changes and upgrades to the traffic law enforcement system in Egypt can be seen in the following video by the Ministry of Internal Affairs (with Arabic speech descriptions). 👌
The new upgrades can be summarised in the following points:
📸📡🎥🚗 RADAR and Camera Surveillance & Monitoring
- Radar under digital boards over highway electronic signs, has cameras and RFID scanning sensors to scan vehicles and automatically fine any traffic penalty
- New radars on sides of highway with cameras and flash for capturing images of any vehicle breaching the law
- New radars and cameras on traffic-light posts on the main roads and streets inside the city, including Greater Cairo and Giza: for example on Mosheer axis to Tagamoa El Khamis, Suez road from Heliopolis to Tagamoa and El-Rehab City, El Thawra road in Heliopolis, El Nahda square in Giza, Al-Shaheed Hisham Barakat square in Nasr City, Al-Azhar tunnel in Cairo, the Greater Cairo Ring Road, etc.
- New radars and cameras inside 4×4 traffic police cars on the side of the roads to catch overspeeding cars, stolen cars or vehicles involved in crimes, etc.
- CAUTION❗ The new radars can capture any of the following: overspeeding, unworn seat belts (driver and person next to driver in front-seat!), talking on phone while driving, driving on the wrong lane, and showy lights installed on vehicles inside tunnels … so abide by the law and be careful not to break any traffic regulations while driving!
- New radars and cameras can scan RFID on windshield and can detect breaking any of the above!!
- Al Azhar Tunnel in Cairo linking East Cairo to Downtown Cairo now fines unworn seat belts, usage of mobile phones while driving, and overall speed to cross tunnel above speed limits!
🚘🛑💳 Overspeed Surveillance
- Radars and cameras installed can capture movement on highways and inside tunnels to calculate overall average speed it took to cross and fining penalties if you drive too quick between 2 radars / cameras!
- For example, if a car is captured driving at 92 km/h instead of 80 km/h limit on El Mosheer Axis between Cairo and New Cairo, it will automatically be fined with the new computerised and automated system
🚓👮🏍️ Traffic Police Officers
- Traffic police officers now carry cameras to record all the conversations and interactions with any driver
🚔🚨🚓 Traffic Police Cars
⚠️ Finally, it should be noted that all fines will be electronically recorded and fined to the vehicles or drivers with minimal human intervention. This will be paid upon renewal of car or driving licenses or could be charged instantly by a traffic police officer.