Abu Dhabi Police warned drivers during Eid Al Fitr not to be busy answering the phone or busy writing greeting messages while driving, as they lose focus on the dangers and surprises of the road, cause the vehicle to swerve, collisions and endanger their lives and road users.
She indicated that traffic studies showed that using a mobile phone and writing text messages while driving vehicles reduces the speed of the driver's response to avoid danger by 19%, and leads to an increase in the probability of the vehicle deviating from its lane by 280 percent in the event of writing a text message.
Preoccupation with the phone while driving has caused several traffic accidents in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, during the past years, which resulted in the death and injury of several people, and various damages to vehicles, while the Traffic and Patrols Directorate tightens the control procedures and violates a large number of drivers for their preoccupation with driving using the phone.
Abu Dhabi Police confirmed that making a phone call or receiving a call or text message while driving leads to several problems on the road, the most important of which is distracting the driver from attention, which may result in deviation between lanes of the road, slowing the speed of the vehicle, disrupting traffic and bypassing the traffic signal. red flags, and the commission of a number of serious traffic violations and accidents, leading to death or serious injuries.
Abu Dhabi Police classified preoccupation with the phone while driving, classifying it among the dangerous offenses, and not tolerating the implementation of the violation stipulated in Ministerial Resolution No. 178 of 2017, regarding traffic control rules and procedures, as it was determined to be busy on the road while driving a vehicle using the phone, a fine of 800 Dirhams and four traffic points.
In the same context, Abu Dhabi Police urged drivers to abide by the traffic law and reduce speeds, and called on parents and families not to let children play and cross the streets without supervision from families and parents, urging young drivers to show civilized behavior in driving their vehicles and not to take advantage of the joy of Eid to do By any irresponsible behavior such as evading woes, dangerous displays, driving recklessly and recklessly, and organizing races near residential areas that endanger their lives and the lives of others.
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