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UAE: Police warn drivers against committing this violation on Eid
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Abu Dhabi Police warned drivers during Eid Al Fitr not to be busy answering the phone or busy writing greeting messages

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.

it 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.

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.