Major Abdul Rahman Khatr, director of communications at
He said despite repeated warnings from the police many motorists still insisted on using their phones while driving. There was a slight drop this year with 10,249 fines issued for the same period in 2012.
As per article 135 of the traffic law offenders are given a Dh200 fine and four black points, Major Khatr said.
He said the traffic department had launched a traffic campaign in the emirate called "Focus on Road While Driving" to catch reckless drivers.
Major Khatr pointed out many things can distract people when they are driving — children, pets, the radio — and as wireless technology has expanded, driving distractions have increased to include a range of hand-held devices, such as mobile phones, personal digital assistants, and mp3 players, he added.
The campaign is aimed at focusing on the causes of road accidents to enhance the safety of motorists as part of the Strategic Plan of the
Safety tips will be handed out to the public in
He added that police posted safety measures and procedures to be followed by motorists on their social media accounts (Twitter,
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