As many as 30,606 violations related to distracted driving were registered in Abu Dhabi in 2020.
According to Abu Dhabi Police, the penalty for the offence is an AED 800 fine and four black points.
The authority said distracted driving often leads to sudden lane changes, which is one of the major causes of serious accidents.
It added some of the main causes are the use of mobile phones, eating and drinking, applying make-up, adjusting radio channels and talking to passengers.
An awareness campaign has been rolled out in multiple languages across various media platforms to highlight the dangers of distracted driving.