Main Common Saif Muhair Al Mazroui, Director of Common Visitors Division of Dubai Police, has warned motorists towards utilizing cell phones whereas driving. He pressured that such distraction poses important dangers to harmless lives, whether or not different highway customers or the drivers themselves.
“Utilizing a cellphone behind the wheel not solely distracts the driving force’s consideration, but additionally considerably will increase the chance of accidents.” “A momentary lapse in focus whereas checking social media or texting can have devastating penalties,” he mentioned.
Moreover, Al Mazroui highlighted that distraction prompted by way of cell phones whereas driving has led to 99 accidents prior to now eight months, killing six individuals and injuring 58 others. Of those accidents, 5 had been labeled as severe, 32 as average and 21 as gentle.
“Throughout the identical interval, we have now recorded 35,527 violations associated to this difficulty. Violators face a wonderful of AED 800 and 4 visitors fines,” he revealed.
Dubai Police has launched a number of consciousness campaigns highlighting the implications of cell phone distraction. These campaigns embrace photographs of incidents the place individuals had been utilizing their telephones whereas driving, resulting in severe accidents, incapacity and even dying. “Sadly, some solely be taught when tragedy strikes,” Al Mazroui added.
The Dubai Police Common Division of Visitors has recognized a number of main causes of deadly accidents lately, together with failure to yield to different highway customers, sudden swerves, failure to keep up a secure distance and rushing. Distraction from mobile phone use is a typical consider most of those incidents.
Al Mazroui referred to as on all highway customers to strictly adhere to visitors guidelines and keep away from something distracting whereas driving, resembling calling, texting or browsing social media. “Drivers should act responsibly on the roads and keep away from any recklessness that endangers their lives and the lives of others,” he pressured.
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