UAE: 27,076 ‘distracted driving’ violations reported in Abu Dhabi

The Traffic and Patrols Directorate of the Abu Dhabi Police (ADP) has recorded 27,076 ‘distracted driving’ violations in the first half of 2021.

According to statistics and analytical studies, distracted driving is among the most dangerous offenses, as it may lead to serious injuries and even death.

The Directorate stressed the importance of maintaining focus while driving, and watching the road to avoid losing control of the vehicle, noting that using the phone, talking to passengers, and other distractions can cause serious traffic accidents.

It warned that, according to traffic laws, using the phone or any other distractions while driving will result in an AED 800 fine and four black points on the license.



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