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Abu Dhabi drivers warned against taking rain pictures while driving

Taking photographs while driving can attract fines of AED 800 and four black points, according to the UAE's Federal Traffic Laws

Abu Dhabi drivers warned against taking rain pictures while driving

Abu Dhabi police are warning residents against taking photographs of rain while behind the wheel and reminding them of heavy fines and black points. 

According to federal traffic law, taking pictures of rain while driving is a violation that can lead to an AED 800 fine and four black points. 

Article 32 of the UAE’s official Federal Traffic Laws classify the use of a mobile phone as distracted driving. 

In Dubai, RTA statistics indicate that texting while driving increases the probability of being involved in a traffic accident by up to 32 percent and reduces reaction times by approximately 50 percent. 

Rain has been reported across the UAE in recent days. 

In Dubai, for example, Friday saw rain reported in Mirdif, Hatta, Al-Faqa and Mazyed. 

Rain was also reported in parts of Al Ain, Al Wathbah, Ras Al Khaimah and Fujairah. 

Earlier in October, a report from Road Safety UAE found that the behaviour of motorists in the country has deteriorated, a reversal of the recent trend of improvements

The report said dangerous driving on UAE road is back on the rise while the only positive surrounded improvements in infrastructure as authorities continue to invest in local roads.

The study, compiled in September, revealed increases in incidents of dangerous driving, lane swerving, distracted driving, speeding and tailgating.

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