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Man fined after Instagram live while driving in Dubai

The driver was fined by Dubai Police for being distracted while driving

21:41 December 23, 2017

Dubai: A driver who was broadcasting live on Instagram while driving, was fined by Dubai Police for being distracted while driving, official said.

Brigadier Saif Muhair Al Mazroui, director of Traffic Department in Dubai Police, told Gulf News that the Arabic driver was on Shaikh Zayed Road on Friday, and went live on his Instagram account while driving.

Other road users noticed him recording live on the road and called 901 to inform Dubai police.

“We received some calls about a man driving  on Shaikh Zayed road on Monday afternoon while recording on Instagram. We checked his account and saw the live video and register a traffic offence,” Brigadier Al Mazroui said.

The driver was fined Dh800 and four black points for being distracted while driving.

“Drivers can’t being distracted by their phones when driving on highways. We want people to be aware of such mistakes by drivers on our roads. Anyone can call Dubai Police to alert about any traffic mistakes done by other drivers and we check before issuing traffic fine,” Brigadier Al Mazroui added.