Muscat: The Royal Oman Police (ROP) has confirmed that smart radars to detect violations are currently in use on a trial basis.
These radars can detect the use of mobile phones, not fastening seatbelts, and changing lanes before the road signal, a ROP spokesman said.
He added that the radars have been applied in all the GCC countries.
"So the first thing is, whenever someone wants to move or travel in any of the GCC countries, he needs to know the regulations and the rules of that country, especially the traffic rules," he said.
It may be noted that collisions between vehicles and crashing against fixed objects are seen as the major cause of accidents in the Sultanate, according to the National Centre of Statistics and Information (NCSI).
There were 76,200 traffic accidents in 2022, including 60,900 minor accidents.
As per the Traffic Law of 2018, penalties for commonly detected offenses are not adhering to the correct path at the traffic lights RO15, 1 black point, and using mobile phones or other electronic devices while driving – RO15, two black points.
ROP had earlier confirmed that there is a unified system that gathers all the fines in the GCC, which can be also accessed from the ROP application.
"If you feel that this fine is not correct or you did not commit it, you either go to the ROP traffic department and lodge a complaint or you either go to the GCC country where the fine has been registered against you. The first step might take time to get a response," according to the spokesman.
"So, the first thing is, whenever someone wants to move or travel in any of the GCC countries, he needs to read the regulations and the rules of that country including the traffic rules."
Otherwise, payment can made online via the ROP portal.