Abu Dhabi drivers warned to avoid using phones while driving

Abu Dhabi Police issue reminder on mobile use

Abu Dhabi drivers warned to avoid using phones while driving

Driving is a big responsibility and all drivers must take responsibility for their safety and the safety of others when behind the wheel.

While we can be glued to our phones for most of the day, when we’re on the roads, phones should not be in your line of vision.

Reminding Abu Dhabi drivers to remain safe on the road and prevent accidents, Abu Dhabi Police have issued a reminder to drivers in the UAE capital.

Abu Dhabi Police have asked drivers to avoid playing mobile games when driving on roads in Abu Dhabi.

Drivers caught using their phones while driving vehicles can receive harsh penalties for breaking the rules of the road.

Those caught playing games on their phone whilst driving will face four black points and a fine of Dhs800.

The statement from Abu Dhabi Police was posted on social media addressed to all drivers in the emirate.

So whether it’s checking emails, apps or messaging when driving it’s extremely dangerous and phones are best left alone until you reach your destination.

Drivers in the capital will also have to register and top up their road toll account before January 2 when the system becomes fully operational in the city.

In other changes to the Abu Dhabi road system, a new lane for emergency vehicles has recently been introduced on King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud Street.

In addition, a 50 percent discount on traffic fines has also been announced.

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