In the United Arab Emirates (UAE), if you are e-scooter or bicycle rider, you need to follow certain instructions to ensure safety for yourself and the public.
Recently, the Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) issued an advisory reminding riders of the rules in place when taking e-scooters and bikes on the Dubai Metro.
These regulations ranged from the designated entrance and exit points to making sure the two-wheelers are not blocking other riders’ movement.
إذا كنت مستخدماً للسكوتر الكهربائي أو الدراجة الهوائية، اتّبع الإرشادات المذكورة لضمان تنقّلك المريح على متن #مترو_دبي والوصول إلى وجهاتك في #دبي بسهولة تامة. #راحتك_تهمنا #هيئة_الطرق_و_المواصلات pic.twitter.com/VTNUBaXPSB
— RTA (@rta_dubai) June 15, 2023
Here are three rules to remember, according to the RTA:
- Fold your e-scooters and bicycles at Metro Stations
- Pass through the wide gate only
- Place them in the luggage area in the Metro
However, safety remains a top priority — and any “dangerous action” could get riders fined.
Here’s the full list of penalties for e-scooter and bicycle riders in Dubai (In UAE Dirhams):
|Failure to ride within specified lanes
|Riding on a road with a speed limit of more than 60kmph
|Riding or parking scooters on walking or jogging paths
|Using an e-scooter without a permit
|Failure to wear vests or helmets
|Failure to comply with speed limits
|Carrying a passenger
|Failure to adhere to safety requirements
|Riding a bike that does not meet technical requirements
|Parking in non-designated spaces or in a way that poses risks or obstructs traffic
|Failure to comply with instructions on information signs
|Failure to dismount when on a pedestrian crossing
|Failure to report an accident
|Using the lefthand side of the road
|Riding against traffic
Source: Khaleej Times