26 October, 2007

When are these coming to Dubai?



Spotted in Ajman, these countdown boards give a good idea of how much time is left before the next signal changes. If installed in Dubai, it would definitely make a difference in reducing the number of signal jumpers. It is easier to understand than the blinking light system on certain Dubai roads before the signal changes.

It is about time RTA got some of these timers on Dubai signals. This system is nothing new and is in use by many cities around the world. Way to go Ajman, for taking the lead in installing a device which helps motorists rather than a 'fine' camera.

16 comments:

Anonymous said...

old news, its been in ajman from 2 years.

i*maginate said...

Are you making things up again? This is the speed of the Sunny in front of you...duh...

Freemind said...

i*maginate - Lol
Guess the RTA can fine that sunny for driving below the legal 60kmph.

Anonymous - it may have been in Ajman 2 years ago, but you would have noticed if you read the 20 font title with your glasses - there is no news reporting! Just a thought as to when will Dubai have the counters?

After all is there anything Dubai doesn't have that the other Emirates have?? Other than a Justin Timberlake concert :P

rosh said...

"After all is there anything Dubai doesn't have that the other Emirates have?? "

Yup, perhaps the best University Campus in the UAE is at SHJ.
http://www.aus.edu/

Freemind said...

Before anyone posts a million other points!

Please note the sarcasm in "After all is there anything Dubai doesn't have that the other Emirates have?? "

i*maginate said...

Hello freemind, why do you sign without a blogname. Would love to read your blog but no link.

My dear freemind on Ajman roads it is not possible to drive above 60kmh - 80kmh if lucky - but who knows, with the mega infrastructure improvement, we might get super highways after the mega-development I mentioned 2-3 posts below.

Honey freemind if anyone lives in the UAE and didn't know this news 2 years ago, we'd need to award them free spectacles.

Candid said...

Thanks for pointing it out Freemind. Some people do live in the UAE and don't know it, especially those who haven't been to Ajman.

so thanks, and I'm yawning already at the comments I'll receive about how I'm not aware enough or need specs.

press start said...

My son asked me about the blinking green lights at Al Ain. What are they for?

It's a warning, I replied, that the lights are about to change.

Oh, came the observation, I thought the amber light was a warning that green was going to change to red. So now you have a warning preceding the warning.

Don't be afraid to ask for more. Speed is of the essence.

Wacky said...

Real time vs guess time - do not understand why RTA is shying away, from saving precious lives !!!!

Keefieboy said...

RTA are considering doing it - but you'll have to buy a flimsy windscreen sticker before you can see the counters.

Grumpy Goat said...

As press start points out, 'a warning...preceding the warning'. I blogged about the wisdom (or otherwise) of the flashing green and/or countdowns here, and still maintain that warning drivers that the lights are about to change to red will encourage accelerating into the junction. And the front row of the grid will doubtless take off on the red, when the countdown gets to three. Or five. That's what happens in Thailand!

DG said...

I have seen these timers in Ajman & I believe Dubai should also introduce them. I think these timers have therepautic effects on the drivers, it helps them calm down. This is just an opinion & this is what I felt while waiting at one of the signals with the timer countdown in progress :-)

Anonymous said...

What difference does it make if dubai installs it ? As long as you're drunk you won't be able to tell if you were doing 60km/h or 90km/h.

Lirun said...

i think those timers would drive me insane :) id be counting along everytime!!

ammaro.com said...

wow. those are great! implement in the whole of the gulf, please!

ammaro.com said...

rosh; yayyy. my univesity :p lol

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