Two people died and 10 were injured in scooter accidents in Dubai this year

Legal controls regulating the movement of electric bicycles at the state level

Al-Naqbi and Bin Suwaidan during a press conference to announce the launch of the "Traffic Safety for Electric Bicycle Users" campaign.

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The Federal Traffic Council announced, during a press conference to announce the launch of the "Traffic Safety for Electric Bicycle Users" campaign, the formation of a committee to set legal controls regulating the conduct of electric bicycles at the state level, to prevent the indiscriminate driving of these means, in light of the demand of thousands to acquire them as a fast and environmentally friendly means of transportation. .

Head of the Traffic Awareness Committee at the state level, Director of the Traffic and Patrols Department in Ras Al Khaimah, Brigadier Ahmed Al Samm Al Naqbi, said that the Council is working under the umbrella of the Ministry of Interior to enact a unified legal system for the use of electric scooters, in parallel with educating and educating its drivers and other road users. , to reduce any accidents.

Yesterday, the council launched a campaign to raise awareness of safe driving for electric bikes, and Al Naqbi stated that the council is working on drafting a law regulating the driving of these bikes, mediated by a committee formed under the chairmanship of the Assistant Commander-in-Chief of Dubai Police for Operations Affairs, Chairman of the Federal Traffic Council, Major General Muhammad Saif Al-Zafin, stressing keenness in this regard. The stage aims to raise awareness and educate, with the aim of encouraging the use of this clean means of transportation.

For his part, the Acting Director of the General Department of Traffic in Dubai Police, Colonel Juma bin Suwaidan, said that the campaign will last for 45 days, and mainly targets drivers of these bikes, vehicles and pedestrians, to avoid being run over.

He added that the most prominent violations of driving an electric scooter, according to Dubai Police monitoring, are the cyclist or passenger's failure to wear the required jacket and helmet, walking in the opposite direction, loading passengers on it without being equipped with the equipment designated for this, and using it without obtaining a driving permit from the authority. Roads and transportation, using it in the precincts of the road designated for vehicles, stopping it in places other than those designated for that, or on a road that poses a danger to road users, or pulling it while driving with a vehicle, or using it to transport objects.

He pointed out that two deaths were recorded during the past year, and 19 people were injured in electric bike accidents, and two deaths were recorded this year, and 10 injuries, pointing out that the majority of accidents were collisions with vehicles.

For his part, the Deputy Director of the Traffic and Patrols Directorate at Abu Dhabi Police, Brigadier Salem Abdullah bin Buraq Al Dhaheri, said that electric bikes are no longer a means of entertainment, in light of the demand of thousands at the state level to use them for transportation, so we encourage them, especially as they are a clean and environmentally friendly way. However, there are wrong practices that are being addressed, such as the use of scooters to transport items, to the point of filming people carrying gas cylinders on it, as well as transporting more than one person, or driving them among vehicles in the right-of-way.

He stressed that the UAE is a civilized country, with a strong legislative structure that everyone must abide by, and it cannot be allowed to transfer wrong practices related to the use of the "scooter" in a way that poses a danger to others, so police leaders under the umbrella of the Ministry of Interior are keen to educate and educate members of society, to protect them. .

He added that all the behaviors published on social networks are followed up by electric bike drivers, and the necessary measures are taken immediately, expecting that the behavior of its drivers will evolve over time, in light of their awareness of safe driving methods.

• Not wearing a helmet, driving in the opposite direction, and loading passengers are the most prominent violations of scooter driving.


• Abu Dhabi Police monitors behaviors rejected by electric bike drivers on social media.

Brigadier General Ahmed Al-Naqbi:

• «The Council is working on enacting a unified legal system for the use of electric bicycles, in parallel with educating and educating their drivers».

Brigadier General Salem Al Dhaheri:

• "Electric bicycles are no longer a means of entertainment, in light of the demand of thousands, at the state level, to use them for transportation."

22,000 scooter driving permits per month in Dubai

The Director of the Traffic Executive Department at the Traffic Agency at the Roads and Transport Authority in Dubai, Engineer Hussein Al-Banna, said that the authority issued 22,000 permits to drive a scooter within one month, which reflects the huge demand for this method, so it was keen to establish a regulatory framework that requires obtaining Permit before using it on the roads, to protect its drivers and other road users.

He explained that the permit to drive electric bicycles is mandatory for those who do not have a license to drive vehicles or motorcycles, and it is issued smoothly within an hour and a half only, via the authority’s website, noting that the permit applicant gets simple awareness of the basic rules for dealing with an electric bike, and how to read the language of Road, dealing with pedestrians.

He pointed out that the authority has designated 162 km long tracks as safe areas for driving scooters and dyed them red, and reduced their speeds to 30 km per hour to protect their drivers. Police authorities can deal with their drivers, while requiring drivers' permits for personal users.

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