Saudi traffic department: Using a cell phone while vehicle is static at lights not a violation

A policeman directs traffic in Asir, Saudi Arabia. (SPA)
Updated 19 November 2017
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Saudi traffic department: Using a cell phone while vehicle is static at lights not a violation

JEDDAH: The Saudi General Department of Traffic (GDT) has clarified that using a cell phone with earpieces or external speakers while driving is not considered a traffic violation.

The GDT added that using the mobile while the vehicle is completely static at traffic lights is not a traffic violation either, according to Al-Masdar news website.

The GDT had announced last week that it would soon implement a new mechanism for monitoring the violations of using the mobiles and not fastening the seatbelts through the use of special cameras.


Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince and Jordan's King Abdullah II arrive at FII 2018

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Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince and Jordan's King Abdullah II arrive at FII 2018

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