16 January 2018
Dubai: The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has clarified the confusion over the bar codes recently placed on traffic light signals in Dubai, and addressed rumours circulating on social networking sites.
Social media users claimed that the barcodes could detect jaywalkers, and warned pedestrians to look out for the stickers.
In a recent tweet, the RTA stated that the barcodes on traffic light signals are not hi-tech devices that can fine jaywalkers but are simply part of the authority’s method in tracking its assets. […]