Saudi Moroor Warns Vehicle and Truck Drivers about Traffic Violations
The General Directorate of Traffic (Moroor) in Saudi Arabia has issued a stern warning to both vehicle drivers and truck drivers regarding various traffic violations. One of the primary concerns highlighted by Moroor is the use of cell phones while operating a vehicle. This warning extends to making phone calls, sending messages, or engaging in any other activities on mobile devices.
In a statement released on their official Twitter account, the Saudi Moroor emphasized the importance of safe driving and ensuring that every driver reaches their destination without incident. To achieve this, the authorities have stressed the necessity of postponing any mobile phone usage, including both calls and messaging, while behind the wheel.
The Traffic administration further elaborated on the risks associated with texting on messaging platforms like WhatsApp or making phone calls while driving. Such activities divert the driver's attention away from the road, significantly increasing the likelihood of accidents.
Additionally, the General Traffic Department has previously warned vehicle drivers about fines that will be imposed if they fail to give priority to pedestrians. The Saudi Moroor has now reinforced this message, emphasizing that neglecting to yield to pedestrians when they are crossing in areas designated for them can result in fines ranging from 100 to 150 riyals.
These warnings come as part of the broader effort to enhance road safety and reduce the number of accidents and incidents on Saudi Arabia's roads. It is essential for all drivers to heed these warnings and abide by traffic regulations to ensure the safety of both themselves and others on the road.