On Shaqlawa-Qandil road
Erbil traffic directorate alerts drivers to new speed cameras
ERBIL — The Erbil Traffic Directorate has announced the activation of new average speed (point-to-point) cameras on the Shaqlawa-Qandil road, starting tonight at midnight.
Hemn Hamedemin, spokesperson for the Erbil Traffic Directorate, informed 964media, “Drivers should note the new implementation of point-to-point speed cameras along the specified route.”
Hamedemin noted that the Average Speed Cameras have been installed at 16 locations along the road from Shaqlawa to Qandil.
This system, introduced to the Kurdistan Region in 2023, measures the average speed of vehicles over the distance they travel on this road, aiming to curb speeding incidents.
The spokesperson further clarified the speed limits: 100 kilometers per hour (about 62 mph) for light vehicles and 80 kilometers per hour (about 50 mph) for heavy trucks.
The introduction of the average speed camera system is a new measure to enforce speed limits and enhance road safety across the region. They have not been without controversy, with their introduction in other parts of the Kurdistan Region facing stiff resistance and creating political headaches for authorities.