Recognition of e-scooters elevate requires protected driving
The rising reputation of electrical scooters (e-scooters) as a mode of transportation in Qatar has reiterated requires riders to put on correct security gear and cling to highway visitors tips as a way to forestall accidents.
It’s learnt that a variety of riders have sustained accidents from accidents attributed to rushing, and driving with out helmets and reflective security vests particularly within the night, other than failing to test their scooters earlier than utilizing it.
Many e-scooter riders, commuters and pedestrians have urged different riders to strictly observe visitors guidelines and laws, significantly when crossing roads and pedestrian lanes.
“It’s good to see many e-scooter riders on my option to the workplace, however a few of them gave the impression to be reckless and have a tendency to disregard visitors indicators, which I believe is just too harmful for them and different commuters,” stated Indian expatriate Sanjeev, including that riders ought to all the time put on reflective and protecting vests for their very own security.
Hamad Medical Company (HMC), following experiences of minor to average accidents sustained in a variety of accidents involving e-scooters final month, suggested Qatar residents to make use of these automobiles in a protected method and “observe confirmed protected e-scooter use”.
A Fb group named “Electrical Scooter Qatar (ESQ)” has been on the forefront of selling and elevating consciousness on accountable e-scooter driving within the nation.
It additionally goals to teach the general public and its members on the significance of highway security, and necessary and correct use of security gears.
ESQ member Jay Ar Yumul informed *Gulf Instances that one of many explanation why the group was fashioned is to have an excellent and accountable e-scooter driving group in Qatar.
He stated that riders ought to have at the very least the fundamental data like driving at a protected pace, holding eyes on the highway, and driving on the appropriate/allowed lanes (not on fundamental thoroughfares) as he highlighted the significance of following Qatar’s visitors legal guidelines.
In a variety of posts on social media, the group additionally urged riders to chorus from utilizing cell phones whereas driving, and advises adults to put on correct helmets, goggles, elbow pads, gloves, knee pads, and correct sneakers, to set an instance for younger riders.
The ESQ requires its members to stick to a variety of guidelines and laws, akin to: no carrying of shorts on fast/official rides, no loud music whereas driving, “pointing e-scooter headlights and auxiliary lights to a place that doesn’t blind different automobiles or pedestrians”, carrying closed sneakers (no slippers allowed), and pushing scooters as soon as they enter metro stations and malls, and holding them folded earlier than reaching safety checkpoints whereas on the station and within the prepare.