Mobile phone use
Human temptation and risk taking!
Everything can wait, all the telephone calls, the messages, Facebook and the chatting . Can all wait for the sake of your safety on the road whilst driving, human have to deal with 7 things at one time when driving, drivers are under more stress than an a commercial airline pilot. So you don’t need your mobile to distract you as well.
Before you start driving put your mobile phone in the boot of the car.
We strongly support all initiatives to minimize the traffic during rush hours. Motorists get nervous in traffic jams and as a result we see all kind of reckless behavior. This proposal is for sure a great contribution in this regard!
Your RoadSafetyUAE Team
That is true.
Use of mobile phone, tablets and other electronic gadgets while driving can lead to accidents as these gadgets distracts ones mind or attention while driving. If it is very urgent or necessary to receive a call or reply a message the drivers should find a safe location or rest area or parking side to stop his vehicle and then use his gadget this will not only ensure safety for the vehicle being stopped but also the other vehicles as travelling on the stretch, but it should be ensured that the vehicle is stopped at designated location only and with all safety measures like turning indicators on.
Just before entering into vehicle a driver should be curious to look into all safety precautions like checking of brakes, cleaning of windshield, keeping mobile on vibrate mode or switched off as required, checking tyre pressure etc. this attention may help to minimize the accidents and improve riding skills of driver.
Strict law should be invoked to punish the drivers caught using electronic gadgets while driving.
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This is one of the biggest problems on the road here in the UAE. There are many people driving and using electronic devices causing loads of accidents and mishaps.
Despite all the notices the world puts out, the videos the government make, people still do it and not just here in the UAE it’s happens across the world.
As a commercial pilot I would dispute this…
In Europe (especially the UK) there are campaigns to demonize and criminalize the use of mobile phones whilst driving. I personally disagree with scapegoating one particular item of technology.
The hard fact is that mobile phones (just like radios, satnavs and sandwiches) *can* all be used safely while driving. We can all multi-task when we have the capacity to do so – just as commercial pilots do all the time, (hence my particular objection to the pilot reference).
The point is, that multi-tasking, means that you must continue to drive the car… the mistake people make is to talk INSTEAD of driving the car, or text INSTEAD of driving the car or eat a sandwich INSTEAD of driving the car.
Some road conditions require far more of our attention than at others. Driving in town, negotiating roundabouts, negotiating heavy traffic, driving near schools and residencies with lots of pedestrians and hidden hazards, is a very different case to driving on a 3 or 4 lane highway in good visibility in the middle of the day.
So there are times when using a mobile phone, or even talking to your passenger is absolutely out of the question, if the driver is to give their full and proper attention to the road.
But there are other times when the workload is low enough that we can take on these other tasks such as using the phone or dialing up a new destination on the sat-nav without any hazard to yourself or other drivers.
Therefore my suggestion is that instead of demonizing users of mobile phones, they should be regarded as aggravating factors in the case of any accident. So an accident which can be positively linked to a driver eating a sandwich or using a phone can equally be regarded as an additional offence of driving without due care and attention, aggravated by whatever distraction the driver allowed themselves to indulge in INSTEAD of driving the car.