‘Mobiles major cause of accidents’

DUBAI — Dubai Police have advised motorists to avoid using mobile phones while driving, saying they are a major cause of accidents.

By A Staff Reporter

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Published: Fri 13 May 2005, 12:10 PM

Last updated: Thu 2 Apr 2015, 8:25 PM

Brigadier (engineer), Mohammed Saif Al Zafeen, Director of Dubai Police Traffic Department, said that the risks that result from using mobile phones while driving are not limited to just the users, but also affect the car’s modern electronic equipment because of electromagnetic waves and radiations released from the mobiles.

“Engines of modern vehicles are controlled electronically via signals transmitted by the vehicle’s computer. The gear box in these cars is also controlled by an electronic system, and so is the protection system (SRS) which produces gas for the inflation of airbags. The car’s transmission system and other operations are negatively affected by the waves produced by mobile phones.

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