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Enhancing electric scooter and e-bike safety in the UAE

Worries arose over riders traveling against the flow of traffic, speeding, and not wearing safety equipment.

Worries arose over riders traveling against the flow of traffic, speeding, and not wearing safety equipment.

UAE Experts Call for Improved Education

UAE road safety experts emphasize the need for better education and awareness programs to address reckless electric scooter riders who flout traffic rules, endangering lives.

Stricter Regulations Urged to Enhance Safety

The growing popularity of e-scooters and e-bikes prompts calls for tighter regulations, with experts advocating for measures such as mandatory helmet use, speed limits, and penalties for rule violations.

Alarming Statistics: Fatalities and Injuries

Dubai Police raise the alarm as they reveal shocking statistics – five riders killed and 29 injured in e-scooter and e-bike accidents in the first eight months of the year. 

Common causes include ignoring traffic signals and riding outside designated zones.

Promoting Responsible Riding and Designated Zones

To address the issue, road safety experts propose a multi-pronged approach, including education, stricter regulations, designated zones, and technology, to promote responsible riding and enhance safety on UAE roads.

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