A few of the bicycles seized during a police sweep in Dubai.
PHOTO BY DUBAI POLICE
DUBAI – A total of 454 bicycles were confiscated in Dubai since the start of the year as part of a road safety campaign, according to Dubai Police.
Police said the bicycles were confiscated during sweeps of Deira, Bur Dubai and other parts of the emirate.
Riders of the confiscated bicycles were found violating rules, such as cycling in non-designated areas and not wearing protective clothing.
Colonel Jumaa bin Suwaidan, acting director of general directorate of traffic at Dubai Police, said some cyclists also encountered accidents and suffered serious injuries.
In Deira, 55 bicycles were confiscated in the Muraqqabat area, while 87 more were confiscated in the Naif area.
Police also confiscated 14 bicycles in Al Karama, 35 in Al Qusais, 46 in Al Rashidiya and 77 in Jumeirah.
Thirty-two bicycles were seized on Sheikh Zayed Road, while 26 were confiscated in Al Barsha.
In Satwa, police seized 22 bicycles, while 16 were seized in Al Jafliya, six on Al Wasl Road, one on 2nd December Street, and 20 on Umm Suqeim Road.
Police also seized 26 bicycles in Al Barsha, eight each in Discovery Gardens and Al Khail Road, and one on Mohamed bin Zayed Road.
Cyclists in Dubai are required to wear a helmet and reflective jacket, as well as install front and rear lights on their bicycles. They must also follow speed limits and only ride on designated lanes. ICA/Expat Media
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