The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) of Dubai has introduced a new trial to ease traffic on roads. This is done by allowing private companies, like Lime Scooters, who operate e-scooter rentals for customers in the city, with an app called “Limes.”
Which tracks users’ locations and speeds within its database system; they will now provide access through bike shares too! These company guidelines were put into practice after successful trials that allowed them to scoot around town and helped develop operational laws surrounding e-bikes/mopeds, including how fast you can go without getting stopped by police, etc.
Electric Bike Rules & Laws in Dubai
The e-scooters in Dubai have been a popular mode of transport for some time now, with 800 available to rent. The laws that are being implemented by RTA and partnered up with police will regulate both shared/personalized scooter types and mopeds more strictly than before so they can become an integral part of traffic moving around this bustling city on wheels!
The necessary technological criteria for an e-scooter are outlined in Article 4 of the E-scooter Law. These include lights, warning, and sound devices mounted on the e-driving scooter’s handle; a proper braking system; road-worthy tyres; GPS installation; and an e-scooter developed in accordance with the RTA’s criteria and rules.
The Laws on E-Scooters in Dubai will regulate the operation of lightweight paneled motorbikes called mopeds. These come fitted with two or three wheels and have a maximum speed limit of 50kmph, which means they’re perfect as commuting vehicles in Dubai!
Currently Implemented Electric Bike Laws in Dubai
Those with mopeds will be able to use them in designated areas but not throughout Dubai. They can only go up to 25 miles per hour, and if they’re over that speed, it’s considered reckless driving, so there are special licenses for e-scooters as well, according to the RTA, which we’ll explain next:
If your scooter has an engine power rating higher than 250 watts, you need a Class 1 license (for speeds under 20 km/h). Otherwise, its class 2 must stay below 40kmph. The maximum distance between two lines on roads is 5 meters except for outside residential areas where this becomes 3 feet when moving forward or backward within public space; remember always give room because these road rules may change at any time!
Safe Guidelines For Your E-scooter
The safety guidelines for electric scooters in Dubai are essential. There are many regulations and laws regarding where you can ride, what kind of helmet it requires to use them correctly, and other items like goggles or gloves that should be worn when operating one this machine out on the street. Here are some examples.
- Never ride within eyesight of traffic signs as they may change without warning, and pedestrians could spot your disobedience too late for safety;
- Always wear protective gear such as helmets and appropriate footwear when riding because scooters aren’t built with protection from accidents like bikes often are
- Leave enough room between yourself and any other object, so no one gets hurt by mistake.
- You must always wear a helmet and adhere strictly to any regulations that might apply on dedicated tracks (e.g., speed limit).
- Being caught without either equipment can be costly, in police fines, or even worse yet, injury from another driver making an error in judgment because they thought there was less traffic around them than exists, which could cause them deadly consequences.
Can You Own and Ride Your E-scooter or Electric Bike?
City authorities in Dubai have just announced that e-scooters can be used on a trial basis. Currently, these electric bikes are only allowed to operate in five districts of the city:
- Al Rigga
- Jumeirah Lakes Towers
- Sheikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Boulevard
- Burj Khalifa
- Media Hub Development Site