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UAE drivers to face fines for taking selfies while driving

Offenders will be fine dup to $54, as well as black marks on their licence

UAE drivers to face fines for taking selfies while driving
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UAE drivers face fines of up to AED200 ($54) if they are caught taking selfies on their mobile phones while driving, Dubai Police have confirmed.

The offence comes under violations related to motorists using their mobile phones while driving and, in addition to a fine, results in four black points being added to an offender’s licence, Dubai Police told Emirates 24/7.

Police in Sharjah have already highlighted the risk involved in taking photos while driving and recently launched an awareness programme titled ‘Taking a selfie can end your life ... selfies are a danger that you have to stop practicing’.

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