Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has dismissed rumours that they have placed ‘smart stickers’ on lamp posts to spot jaywalkers.
Messages circulating on social media channels claim that the smart tags can automatically capture the Emirates ID card details of the offenders to issue them a AED 420 fine.
However, the RTA has clarified that the stickers are just serial numbers that are part of a tracking system for all its assets.
RTA would like to clarify to the Public that the stickers on the poles of the pedestrian crossings traffic lights are part of RTA’s asset management system that tracks all its assets in contrary to what’s being rumored that it is related to issuing fines at pedestrian crossings. pic.twitter.com/NqglQKCarm— RTA (@RTA_Dubai) January 11, 2018