Dubai safety campaign aims to protect e-scooter and bicycle users

Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) and Dubai Police have partnered to provide rules and regulations for riders of electric scooters and bikes.

The number of awareness initiatives and field trips has increased in advance of the winter, when two-wheeler use usually rises.

The authorities are stressing the significance of riding on approved routes, observing speed restrictions, donning luminous jackets and helmets, and equipping bikes with visible lights.

Since the beginning of 2023, they have already conducted 90 field visits, speaking with up to 3,000 riders and e-scooter users.

"Controlling and decreasing improper behavior as well as fewer traffic accidents and related fatalities are the objectives. The Director of the General Department of Traffic at Dubai Police, Major General Saif Muhair Al Mazrouei, stated that these initiatives are essential to promoting road safety and reducing the number of fatal collisions.

Abdullah Yousef Al Ali, CEO of the RTA's Traffic and Roads Agency, stated, "They were briefed on how to reach service centers or report any violations, in addition to providing them with information about safety requirements, traffic regulations and tips about the causes of traffic incidents."

Al Ali also emphasized the significance of following the posted speed restrictions, which change depending on the area.

For example, there is a 20 kph speed limit for residential neighborhoods and beaches, and a 30 kph speed limit on Meydan Lane and vehicle-shared routes. There are no established speed limits in the Seih Al-Salam and Al-Qudra lanes, he clarified.

Approximately 63,516 e-scooter riding permits have been given by the RTA via its online registration site since its inception in April 2022.

E-scooters may only be used on the streets and routes that the RTA has designated.

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