The bicycle is also provided with a modern police light and siren, hydraulic brakes and an air container to inflate the tyres within a few seconds.
Lt-General Shaikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior, examined a bicycle redesigned by 21-year-old Hamad Mohammad Al Tai'e including a combination of special technical features to make it suitable for use by police officers in residential neighbourhoods, tourist areas and during social events.
During a meeting with Community Police volunteers at the Abu Dhabi Police General Headquarters, Lt-General Shaikh Saif hailed the efforts and achievements of the young Emirati volunteer. He also praised the scientific skills and education of Al Tai'e and encouraged him to make further efforts in areas of volunteer work and innovation for the service of the country and the community.
A total of 120 male and female Emirati and expatriate volunteers work under the supervision of Abu Dhabi's Community Police and they have participated in organising a number of exhibitions, conferences, forums and awareness campaigns, committing more than 1,000 hours of voluntary police work.
Al Tai'e, one of the first Community Police volunteers, explained the characteristics of the new custom-designed bicycle and its extra equipment that contribute to enhancing its efficiency in police work. He added new technical features to the bicycle's main frame including electronic devices such as a video camera, a GPS, as well as a computer to collect and send data and record reports like the "black box” of an airplane.
Al Tai'e, a trainee pilot at Etihad Airways, noted that the bicycle is also provided with a modern police light and siren, hydraulic brakes and an air container to inflate the tyres within a few seconds.
He said it takes two to three weeks to add all these features, as all fixtures are installed manually.
The bicycle is painted with the same colour scheme as that of Abu Dhabi Police patrol cars, with the word ‘Police' plastered on the frame in Arabic and English, alongside the emergency number (999) and the official Abu Dhabi Police website name.
Al Tai'e, who confessed to being a huge fan of bicycles since childhood, said the bicycle will feature the highest safety standards, will have a helmet to prevent head injuries and a large satchel to store a first aid kit, police reports and other police-related equipment.
Source: Khaleej Times