Motorola wishes you a happy and penalty free summer holiday

Published June 30th, 2008 - 07:55 GMT

Motorola wishes you a  happy and penalty free summer holiday 

Summer has kicked in and most of us are ready with our holiday plans. Whatever your travel plans these holidays, it has now become a must to add traffic regulations to holiday research with significant increases in penalties for driving without a headset across the Middle East.

Using a mobile phone while driving is now considered a traffic violation by all the GCC countries. Motorola, a global leader in the Bluetooth® accessories market, offers a selection of portable and fixed automotive-focused Bluetooth solutions for drivers including speakerphones, headsets and other accessories.

Patrick Mulligan, Vice President, Mobile Devices, Motorola Middle East, North Africa, Turkey and Pakistan said, “Motorola hands free products ensure that drivers abide by the law and help travellers enjoy a safe and worry-free driving holiday”. He continued, “If drivers are not aware of the rules on mobile phone use in vehicles, they may end up paying unwanted fines as well as gaining damaging points to a driving record”.

The MOTOPURE H12 supports CrystalTalk™ technology enchancing audio quality, so you can now have a disturbance free conversation while on the move. Motorola H375 and H680 combines elegant design with premium audio quality for comfort and prolonged use. In addition to its headsets, Motorola also offers MOTOROKR T505 Bluetooth® In-Car Speakerphone and Digital FM Transmitter. The T505 is extremely portable and requires no wires or installation.  Drivers simply clip the device to a car’s visor and pair the T505 using Motorola’s EasyPair™ technology to a compatible Bluetooth device.

Approximate fines for speaking on a mobile phone without a hands-free device while driving as of 22nd April 2008 (Source )

UAE  AED 200 + 4 black points
Kuwait  KD 10 – 50
Bahrain  BHD 50 – 100
Jordan  JOD 100 – 150
Kingdom of Saudi Arabia  SAR 50 – 500
Qatar  QAR 50
Australia  Banned in all States, fines vary through
Italy Fines of up to US$124 per infraction
Netherlands Fines up to €2,000 or two weeks in jail
Norway Fines of over $600 per infraction
Poland Fines can be as high as US$1,000
Austria Fines vary - up to US$22 per incident
UK 3 points on your license and £60

All Motorola products are available at authorised retail outlets across the region.

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About Motorola
Motorola is known around the world for innovation in communications.  The company develops technologies, products and services that make mobile experiences possible. Our portfolio includes communications infrastructure, enterprise mobility solutions, digital set-tops, cable modems, mobile devices and Bluetooth accessories. Motorola is committed to delivering next generation communication solutions to people, businesses and governments. A Fortune 100 company with global presence and impact, Motorola had sales of US $36.6 billion in 2007. For more information about our company, our people and our innovations, please visit

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