Motorists who use a phone while behind the wheel not only put their lives at risk but also those of other people.
Ras Al Khaimah Police have issued a reminder warning motorists that using a mobile phone while driving will attract a heavy penalty and black points.
The authority said motorists would face a fine of Dh800 and four black points for using a phone while driving.
Colonel Dr. Muhammad Abdullah Al BaharDirector of the Traffic and Patrol Department of the Ras Al Khaimah Police, said that Article 32 of the Traffic Law stipule:
Paragraph A: Distracting yourself from the road while driving a vehicle using a phone.
Paragraph B: Distracting from the road while driving a vehicle carries a fine of Dh800 and four traffic points.
The Traffic Sector of the Ministry of Interior and the Ras Al Khaimah Police General Command launched a traffic awareness campaign under the slogan ‘Driving without a phone.’
Its objective is to educate the community and road users about the need to respect traffic laws and not be distracted by anything other than the road, such as being distracted by the mobile phone and its applications while driving, to avoid traffic accidents. fatal and preserve the security of lives and property.
Colonel Al Bahar stressed the importance of avoiding anything that could distract the driver from the road and cause negligence and inattention, such as talking on the phone or writing text messages while driving.
He noted that the greater the driver’s degree of concentration while driving, the greater his or her ability to avoid dangers and avoid accidents that may occur.
Colonel Al Bahar said motorists who use a phone while behind the wheel are not only putting their lives at risk but those of other people as well.
News Source: Khaleej Times