The General Department of Traffic in Dubai Police has recently launched an awareness campaign for e-scooter riders in various areas of the emirate, including Al Rigga Street, Al Muraqqabat Street, and Mohammed Bin Rashid Boulevard.
It supports the efforts to make Dubai a bicycle-friendly city and culminates the huge success of the trial operation of the e-scooter that started in October 2020.
The electronic platform will be ready to operate and available to the public starting from the 28th of this April. RTA stated that the permit will be required for those who use the scooter on the designated streets.
The e-scooter must be parked at designated places and must not be left in places that trigger traffic bottlenecks. Riders must ride cautiously and avoid causing traffic risks to other road users", Col. Al Hafeet added.
The Integrated Transport Centre (ITC) of the Department of Municipalities and Transport (DMT) in Abu Dhabi, in cooperation with the Abu Dhabi Police, has started enforcing fines for breaches of rules regarding bicycles and electric bikes in the emirate.
Nationality-wise, Filipinos accounted for 15,502 permits, followed by Indians (8,006 permits) ahead of Pakistanis (3,840 permits). The number of nationalities registered on the platform is 149 nationalities.
The police shared videos on social media showing officers catching violators and issuing fines.
The Directorate of Traffic and Patrols in the Central Operations Sector
The campaign published awareness designs and instructions in several languages, including Arabic, English and Urdu, through the social networking sites of the Sharjah Police General Command
The new areas where the use of e-scooters will be permitted are: Al Tawar 1, Al Tawar 2, Umm Suqeim 3, Al Garhoud, Muhaisnah 3, Umm Hurair 1, Al Safa 2, Al Barsha South 2, Al Barsha 3, Al Quoz 4, and Nad Al Sheba 1.