Dubai: Over 63,500 e-scooter permits issued in 18 months.
08 November 2023, 12:00 AM
31 December 2023, 12:00 AM
Dubai Roads and Transport (RTA) has stated that they have issued over 63,500 e-scooter permits since it became a requirement in April 2022. The RTA said the complimentary permits enable riders to use the scooters in designated districts and streets.
The permits are granted to applicants aged 16 and above after they have completed training and awareness courses available on the RTA website. However, individuals who possess valid driving licenses are not required to undergo these courses.
The RTA said it has teamed up with the Dubai Police to launch an awareness campaign among riders about following the relevant safety rules.
Since the beginning of 2023, the authorities have engaged with 3,000 cyclists and e-scooter riders, providing them with information about safety requirements, traffic regulations, and tips about the causes of accidents.
Abdullah Yousef Al Ali, CEO of Traffic and Roads Agency, RTA, said: “The campaign is launched in preparation for the winter as the use of bicycles and e-scooters tends to rise.”
He reminded users about adhering to the designated speed limits, which vary according to the area. “For instance, the maximum speed within residential areas and along beaches is 20kmph, while on the Meydan lane and streets shared with vehicles, it is set at 30kmph. Seih Al Salam and Al-Qudra lanes have no defined speed limits.”