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RTA Rules Regarding Electric Scooters in Dubai

Residents are invited to ride the new e-scooters placed around Dubai, but are cautioned to follow these helpful safety rules

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27 October 2020

Last updated on 28 October 2020
RTA Rules Regarding Electric Scooters in Dubai

Watch RTA's video below to learn about the top safety measures when driving an e-scooter

In line with the e-scooter's launch from October 26 and to protect drivers and pedestrians, the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) advises all e-scooter users in Dubai to follow the guidelines and drive their scooters in the designated lanes.

Trials for e-scooter rentals have been taking place this month in five zones across the emirate, with UAE residents invited to test out these light modes of transport.

Scooter stations can be found in busy places such as Downtown Dubai, Jumeirah Lake Towers and Internet City.

E-scooters, short for electronic scooters, have risen as a popular mode of transportation in major cities worldwide, with private companies launching scooter-sharing and rental services.

E-scooters are light, portable, and can move at an average speed of 20km/h.

To help e-scooter riders, motorists and pedestrians stay safe during the trial period, RTA tweeted a video sharing the rules they must follow.

RTA rules for driving e-scooters in Dubai

  • Follow the instructions, regulations, indicative and warning signs on the tracks
  • The driver must be at least 14 years old
  • Always wear a protective helmet
  • Park your e-scooter in the designated e-scooter parking slots ONLY
  • Individual riders only. Drivers must avoid carrying another passenger
  • Follow basic traffic laws
  • Ride e-scooters on designated tracks in the 5 zones approved for the trial run
  • Keep sufficient space between yourself and other riders/pedestrians
  • Do not ride e-scooters in ways that may endanger yours and other people's safety
  • Do not carry anything heavy that may affect the e-scooter's balance
  • If any accident occurs, let the relevant authorities know
  • Do not wear earphones, headsets or earplugs while driving
  • Adhere to the general safety conditions while driving