Dubai to introduce laws for e-scooters, mopeds

SourceKhaleej Times

Authorities in Dubai have discussed ways to regulate e-scooters and mopeds in the Emirate. In a meeting between the Dubai Police and Roads and Transport Authority (RTA), officials reviewed the results of an ongoing trial operation of e-scooters that was rolled out in October 2020. Currently, there are about 800 e-scooters in operation in five key Dubai districts: The Mohammed bin Rashid Boulevard, Jumeirah Lakes, Dubai Internet City, Al Riqqa & Al Muraqqabat, and the 2nd of December Street.

About 82 per cent of the riders have expressed satisfaction at the service. Authorities are now looking to implement the service permanently and discussing ways to regulate shared and personalised e-scooters. Officials stressed how e-scooters have eased traffic in metropolitan cities like London, Paris, New York, Berlin and Singapore. The meeting examined a proposal to regulate the operation of the lightweight pedalled motorbikes known as mopeds. It is fitted with two or three wheels and has a maximum speed of more...