Coloured lights flash to warn drivers about accidents ahead or adverse weather conditions

Still from official video showing the coloured lights for road alerts that have now gone live in Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi: Abu Dhabi Police have launched a new road alert system across all main highways, using coloured lights to alert drivers of upcoming traffic incidents and adverse weather conditions, to enhance road safety across the emirate.

A video shared today on Twitter by the Abu Dhabi Media Office shows that:

Lights flash in red and blue to alert motorists of an accident ahead.

A yellow light flashes to warn of adverse weather conditions including fog, dust and rain.

The lights are powered by solar energy as well as internal batteries.

These flashing colours can be seen easily from a distance of 200 metres during the day and night.