Dubai Police Launch Safety Drive Following 2 E-Scooter Deaths

  • Publish date: Thursday، 09 June 2022
Dubai Police Launch Safety Drive Following 2 E-Scooter Deaths
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Dubai Police Officers' Club press conference launched a 45-day nationwide safety drive to protect riders' lives, minimise traffic deaths across the UAE.

According to figures revealed by Dubai Police, at least two people were killed and 19 were injuried in e-scooter accidents in Dubai in 2021.

Speaking to the media, Colonel bin Swaidan, the deputy head of Dubai Police's Traffic Department, said the two deaths were reported in Al Nahda and Jumeirah Village Circle. He added that out of the 19 injuries, eight people suffered severe wounds and were rushed to hospital.

Colonel bin Swaidan also said the force has dealt with another 10 e-scooter accidents during the first quarter of 2022.

Members from traffic departments and transport authorities across the country were working on a draft law to regulate the use of e-scooters.

A dedicated lane for e-scooter riders across the emirates was being discussed. "There was an incident of a rider transporting gas cylinders on his e-scooter and another transporting three people," a senior official said.