“The use of mobile phones whether for talking, texting or any other purpose considerably diverted the attention of motorist and negativwly affected their performance on the road” Brigadir Al-Kharji (Traffic Patrol Director).

“Holding a mobile phone while driving is a violation of Qatar’s traffic rules, irrespective of the fact that the driver is using the handset for talking or not”,  Brig-Al Kharji said.

Source: Gulf Times 24/7/2013