A public service announcement for motorists!
If you get caught texting while driving, not only will you be subject to an 800Dhs fine, you will also receive 4 black points on your driver's license.
According to Gulf News, Dubai Police fined 16,099 motorists for using their using phones while driving in first three months of this year alone! The total number of fines for this offence issued last year stands at an insane number of 60,364.
“Using a mobile phone while driving can distract motorists and impact their reflexes when facing an emergency situation," said Dubai Brigadier Saif Muhair Al Mazroui, director of the traffic department at Dubai Police.
According to Brig. Al Mazroui, texting while driving can, and has caused fatal accidents in the past. He urged that motorists avoid using their phones while driving and we definitely agree.