8 features of New Saher Cameras in Saudi Arabia

The New Saher cameras are high-resolution cameras that can capture images in all directions by 360° rotation. Some of the features described below are in the testing phase.

  1. Speed Limit

Just like old Saher Cameras, new Saher cameras can also detect if a vehicle is driving over and above the speed limit. There was a problem with the old Saher Camera that it was not able to detect the speed limit violation of the trucks.

However, new Saher cameras have this feature of detecting the speed limit violation of each and every vehicle separately. Recommended: What is the fine for over-speeding?

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  1. Crossing Red Light

The Saher cameras installed at the traffic signals have the functionality to detected a red light violation as well as speeding. I have been fined once myself for overspeeding from the traffic signal camera.

  1. Changing Lanes

New Saher cameras installed on the signboards have the ability to check if a vehicle is changing lanes excessively. Now with the help of new Saher cameras, these violations will be detected by the system.

  1. The distance between 2 vehicles

New Saher cameras also have the ability to measure the distance between two vehicles. The appropriate distance between two vehicles varies from vehicle to vehicle. This feature is still in the testing phase.

What is a safe distance?

  • Sedan car: 3 seconds.
  • SUVs: 4 seconds.
  • Heavy vehicles: 5 seconds.

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  1. Average Speed between 2 Saher Cameras

Generally, people drive their cars over and above the specified speed limit and lower down the speed at the time when they reach near the Saher cameras. 

Now they have designed new Saher cameras in a way that it measures the average speed between 2 Saher cameras. However, this feature is also under the testing phase.

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  1. Speaking on Mobile, not Wearing Seat Belt

New Saher cameras are high-resolution cameras that can capture images in all directions by 360° rotation. The cameras can pinpoint violations as minute as speaking on a mobile phone, or not wearing a seatbelt. Recommended: What is the fine for using a mobile phone while driving?

This is how Saudi traffic Police has been taking pictures of drivers who are using mobile phone while driving.Like: Life in Saudi Arabia

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  1. Off the Road, Off the Camera?

The Saher system not only monitors highways, but also monitors service lanes, exit roads, and any other intersections in the vicinity.

With the installation of these new Saher cameras not only traffic safety can be enhanced, but a remarkable decrease in street crime will also be seen.

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  1. License Plate Recognition

New Saher Cameras are equipped with a License plate Recognition System, especially at the entrances and exits of the cities for identifying the person who broke the traffic signal, as well as for statistical purposes.

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Steve has been living in Saudi Arabia since 2013 and writing about Saudi rules, regulations, guides, and procedures since then.