UAE : drivers face Dh800 fine, 4 black points for mobile use while driving
Ras Al Khaimah Police have issued a stern reminder to motorists about the severe consequences of using a mobile phone while operating a vehicle.
Strict Penalties for Mobile Phone Use
Violating this traffic rule can lead to hefty fines and black points on one's driving record. Specifically, drivers caught using their mobile phones while driving will face a fine of Dh800 and accumulate four black points.
Traffic Awareness Campaign "Driving without a Phone"
To reinforce the importance of adhering to traffic laws and eliminating distractions while driving, the Traffic Sector at the Ministry of Interior and the Ras Al Khaimah Police General Command have initiated a comprehensive traffic awareness campaign named 'Driving without a Phone.
As The primary objective of this campaign is to educate both the community and road users regarding the critical need to follow traffic regulations diligently. It emphasizes avoiding all forms of distractions that divert attention away from the road, with a particular focus on the prevalent issue of mobile phone usage while driving.
Preventing Fatal Traffic Accidents
The campaign seeks to raise awareness about the risks associated with using mobile phones or engaging in other distractions while driving. Its ultimate goal is to prevent fatal traffic accidents and safeguard lives and property. By educating motorists and emphasizing the importance of responsible driving, authorities aim to reduce accidents and enhance road safety.
Stay Focused on the Road
Colonel Dr. Muhammad Abdullah Al Bahar, Director of the Traffic and Patrols Department at Ras Al Khaimah Police, underscores the importance of avoiding any distractions that could divert a driver's attention from the road.
This includes activities such as talking on the phone or sending text messages while driving. Maintaining a high level of concentration while behind the wheel significantly enhances a driver's ability to anticipate and respond to potential hazards, thus minimizing the risk of accidents.
Safety for All Road Users
Colonel Al Bahar emphasizes that using a mobile phone while driving is not just a risk to the driver but also endangers the lives of other road users. Irresponsible behavior like this can lead to catastrophic consequences, and it is crucial for all motorists to prioritize road safety by staying focused and avoiding distractions while driving.
Ras Al Khaimah Police's campaign, 'Driving without a Phone,' aims to create awareness, educate, and enforce traffic regulations to ensure the safety of all road users. Mobile phone use while driving is a serious offense, and authorities are committed to imposing strict penalties to deter such behavior and reduce accidents on the roads.