WATCH: Distracted driver smashes into road camera in UAE

There were 41 deaths on Sharjah’s roads in the first six months on 2018, meanwhile there were 525 fatalities on the UAE’s roads in 2017. (Screengrab)
Updated 27 August 2018
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WATCH: Distracted driver smashes into road camera in UAE

  • The Sharjah Police video ended with the message: “Don’t focus on anything but the road”
  • The message comes as the police in the northern emirate shared footage of a car veering across a bend in the road and crashing into a post holding a camera monitoring traffic

DUBAI: Sharjah police are telling motorists to keep their full attention on the road and to avoid any distractions.
The message comes as the police in the northern emirate shared footage of a car veering across a bend in the road and crashing into a post holding a camera monitoring traffic.


The police message did not mention what caused the driver to allow the car to veer off the road, but research in the country has revealed that the biggest distractions for motorists are children in the vehicle, mobile phone usage, and reaching for stuff while driving, as well as talking to passengers.
In recent years the emirates have launched campaigns to reduce the number of collisions and deaths on its roads, by introducing new laws and increasing existing penalties and fines.
There were 41 deaths on Sharjah’s roads in the first six months on 2018, meanwhile there were 525 fatalities on the UAE’s roads in 2017.
The Sharjah Police video ended with the message: “Don’t focus on anything but the road.”


Bollywood stars Padukone, Singh wed in Italy

Updated 15 November 2018
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Bollywood stars Padukone, Singh wed in Italy

  • The celebrity couple got married in a private ceremony at Lake Como on Wednesday
  • The pair have yet to comment or release pictures from the event which was closed to the media

MUMBAI: Bollywood superstars Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh have tied the knot in Italy, Indian media reported Thursday.
The celebrity couple got married in a private ceremony at Lake Como on Wednesday, according to the Press Trust of India news agency.
The pair have yet to comment or release pictures from the event which was closed to the media.
Padukone is arguably Indian cinema’s biggest female star currently, and she has also broken into Hollywood, starring in “xXx: Return of Xander Cage” opposite Vin Diesel.
Padukone, 32, and Singh 33, announced in a joint statement last month that their wedding would take place on November 14 and 15.
The couple reportedly started dating in 2013 but have kept details of their relationship largely out of the public eye.
Hindi film director Karan Johar, a friend of the couple, tweeted his congratulations.
“Such a stunning gorgeous and beautiful couple!!!! Nazar utar lo! (Keep the evil eye away) !! Badhai ho (Congratulations) !!! Love you both!!! Here’s to a lifetime of love and joy!” he wrote on Wednesday.
The newlyweds have shared the silver screen together, including a controversial Bollywood epic earlier this year that sparked violent protests in northern India.
Padukone played a legendary Hindu queen and Singh a medieval Muslim ruler in the flick, which angered hard-liners, some of whom burned down film sets and made threats toward the two stars.
Indian superstar Priyanka Chopra and American singer Nick Jonas are due to get married in India early next month.