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Dubai Police Campaign Raises Awareness on Safety of Bicycles & e-Scooter Safety

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Published on July 14, 2023, 17:41:00

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Dubai Police has recently launched an awareness campaign to educate and inform cyclists and e-scooter riders in Jumeirah about the rules for safe conveyance. About 207 cyclists and e-scooter riders have been instructed by the Dubai Police for their own safety as well as the safety of others.

The campaign is part of the Emirate's efforts to make it a bicycle-friendly metropolis. It is in line with the directives of H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Dubai Crown Prince and Chairman of The Executive Council of Dubai.

The goal of the campaign is to inform bicycle and e-scooter riders about traffic rules and safety precautions in a bid to protect road users' lives and prevent traffic accidents and fatalities.

Colonel Jumaa Salem bin Suwaidan, Acting Director of the General Department of Traffic at Dubai Police, said that cyclists and e-scooter riders must comply with the rules and regulations set by the authority.

“They must also abide by traffic rules and instructions, roads and paths designated for this type of transport, and follow related security and safety requirements,” WAM quoted Colonel Jumaa Salem bin Suwaidan.

He stressed that cyclists and e-scooter riders must wear a proper helmets, especially when cycling near highways and that their bicycles and e-scooters must have proper braking systems.

He also prescribed these riders to wear a reflective jacket as well as installing a bright white front reflectors and red rear reflectors for better visibility of the riders.

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