Dh1,000 fine for applying makeup while driving Filed on August 27, 2014
Dh1,000 fine for applying makeup while driving

Applying makeup or combing hair while driving will draw 12 black points and the vehicle will be seized for a month.

Women motorists who are caught applying makeup or combing hair while driving will be fined, according to a circular issued by the UAE Ministry of Interior.

Colonel Saif Muhair Al Mazroui, Deputy Director of the General Department of Traffic of the Dubai Police, this violation would be considered as seriously as driving in a dangerous manner.

As under the UAE federal traffic law, such motorists would be fined Dh1,000 each and their vehicles seized for a month. The motorist would also get 12 black points. Applying makeup or combing hair while driving is more dangerous than using mobile phones, he said.

Colonel Al Mazroui also confirmed that the fine for using mobile phones at traffic signals, intersections which have signals and roundabouts would be Dh200. The police would also impose four black points on such motorists.

“Some motorists have misunderstood this clause. They think that they are not supposed to be using mobile phones only when the vehicle is moving and not at the traffic signals. Motorists cannot stay focused on the road and traffic movement while using mobile phones even at the signals, and they could interrupt traffic or move in a wrong way and cause an accident,” he said.

“Any motorist who needs to use mobile phones should stop the car at a safe place or wait to reach his/her destination, or talk using hands-free microphones, but never talk holding the phone in hand,” he explained.

The Dubai Traffic Department has registered 26,533 cases of motorists using mobile phones while driving this year.

Amira Agarib

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