Personal an e-scooter in Dubai? Here is all you must find out about its legality, fines – Information
Know the regulation about utilizing e-scooters within the emirate.
Query: I’m planning to purchase an e-scooter for my commute between residence and workplace in Dubai’s Al Quoz. Nevertheless, I’ve learn experiences in regards to the police confiscating such scooters. Are you able to please advise in regards to the legality of e-scooters in Dubai?
Reply: Pursuant to your queries, it must be famous that in October 2020, Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) had introduced that residents are permitted to make use of e-scooters in designated areas.
Due to this fact, the provisions of Administrative Resolution No. 208 of 2020 Regarding and Willpower of the Technical Necessities for Utilizing the Electrical Scooter within the emirate of Dubai (E-scooter Regulation) and the Federal Regulation No. 21 of 1995 Regarding Visitors amended by Federal Regulation No. 12 of 2007 (UAE Visitors Regulation) are relevant.
Article 4 of the E-scooter Regulation states the obligatory technical necessities that an e-scooter ought to have. These embrace lights, warning and sound units mounted on the driving deal with of the e-scooter; correct braking system; tyres must be match to make use of on street; set up of GPS; and the e-scooter must be designed as per the necessities and pointers of the RTA.
Article 5 of the E-scooter Regulation states the obligations of the rider of the e-scooter: Riders must be greater than 14 years outdated; put on a helmet; cease or park the e-scooter within the allotted parking zones; not use or go away the e-scooter in public locations which can hinder the circulation of visitors of different automobiles or basic public; preserve distance between different automobiles on the street and other people strolling on footpaths; and chorus from holding or carrying any supplies which can have an effect on the steadiness of the e-scooter.
The person mustn’t journey the e-scooter with different passengers; ought to notify the authorities involved of any violations or accidents; observe the visitors indicators and directions on the roads; observe the final security measures, together with carrying appropriate garments whereas utilizing the e-scooter; and never journey the e-scooter in a harmful approach.
Additional, Article 5 of the E-scooter Regulation particularly mentions that one mustn’t journey the e-scooters on non-designated routes.
Based mostly on aforementioned Article 5 of the E-scooter Regulation, chances are you’ll journey an e-scooter from your property to workplace in case your journey route is inside the designated areas authorized by the RTA.
Within the occasion you journey an e-scooter in non-designated areas, chances are you’ll be penalised or imprisoned as per the UAE Visitors Regulation. That is in accordance with Article 50 of the UAE Visitors Regulation, which states: “Whoever drives a car on the street while suspended from driving by courtroom order or by order of the Licensing Authority shall be sentenced to imprisonment for 3 months and / or to a minimal tremendous of Dh25,000.”
It must be famous that the police have the authority to confiscate e-scooters if a person rides it in non-designated zones. That is in accordance with Article 60 (3) of the UAE Visitors Regulation, which states: “A policeman could confiscate a motorized vehicle in case it’s caught on the street being pushed by an individual with no licence or permission to drive it, until he’s exempted from identical. On this case, the car shall not be launched besides to a driver holding a driving licence and legally authorised to obtain the car.”
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