E-Scooters will be policed as strictly as cars says RTA

Electric scooters may be commonplace in Dubai, but the RTA confirmed that there will be strict fines and forfeitures for riding in no-go areas.

And the Roads and Transport Authority said electric scooters in Dubai will be regulated and vetted just like cars.

Electric scooters are increasingly seen as a good option for “first and last mile” journeys. But Hussain Al Banna, executive director of traffic at the Highways and Transportation Authority, said users should “follow local and federal laws the same way cars do.”

All riders must be at least 16 years old, wear a helmet, and ride only in designated safe areas.

The speed limit is 20 km / h and cyclists must keep a safe distance between scooters.

There are now 10 electric scooter zones across Dubai. They include Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Boulevard, Jumeirah Lakes Towers, Palm Jumeirah, Dubai Internet City, Al Rigga, December 2 Street, and City Walk.

In addition, there are areas in the communities of Al Qusais, Al Mankhool and Al Karama, as well as cycle paths, except for the cycle paths of Seih Al Salam, Al Qudra and Meydan.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *