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Anti-tailgating sensors to be fitted on Dubai taxis

Dubai taxis to get anti-tailgating sensors.
Dubai taxis to get anti-tailgating sensors. Image by Fabio Achilli / CC BY 2.0

Dubai’s roads may be famous for hair-raising speeds and aggressive tailgating, but a new device might be about to put a stop to all that and improve safety on the roads. Dubai’s taxis will be fitted with a ‘Back Off Radio’ which will broadcast a message through the car’s speakers if it is getting too close to the vehicle in front. The sensors will be activated once the car has reached a speed of 60mph. Read more: thenational.ae