Fewer People Using Mobile Phones
While Driving

ABU DHABI - Fewer people were found using the mobile phones while driving last year than in 2007, according to a senior traffic police official.

By Adel Arafah

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Published: Sat 14 Mar 2009, 1:56 AM

Last updated: Sun 5 Apr 2015, 8:24 PM

The number of violations reported against motorists for using telephone while driving stood at 9,164 last year, a fall of 16 per cent over 10,945 in 2007, according to Colonel Hamad Adeel Al Shamsi, Director of Traffic and Patrols Department of Abu Dhabi Police. Addressing a Press conference on Thursday at the Traffic and Patrols Department, he also announced the launch of the AGCC Traffic Week, which will kick off on March 15 at the Cultural Foundation with the theme ‘Don’t call until you arrive’. “The week will include a host of activities designed to boost partnership with all segments of the society to ensure traffic safety,” he said. He said the activities of the week include open theatre and traffic contests at Al Khalidiya Mall.


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