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Cycling in Dubai: List of fines and violations

The Road and Transport Authority (RTA) has specified regulations when cycling in the emirate to ensure public safety and cyclists’ compliance with the rules.

Here are the 20 violations and their corresponding penalties:

Failure to stick to the cycling lanes determined by the RTA: Dh200

Exceeding the 60kmph speed limit: Dh300

Riding a cycle in a manner that endangers the life and safety of others: Dh300

Riding or leaving a cycle on a lane designated for walking or jogging: Dh200

Using an e-scooter or any type of cycle without a rider’s permit: Dh200

Carrying a passenger on a pedal cycle or an electric bike that is not fitted with the required equipment; or failure to wear the required vest and helmet: Dh200

Failure to comply with the speed limits prescribed by the RTA for cycle Lanes: Dh100
Carrying a passenger on an Electric Scooter: Dh300

Failure to meet the security and safety requirements: Dh200

Riding a cycle that does not meet the technical requirements: Dh300

Parking a cycle in non-designated areas; or parking in a manner that obstructs the traffic of vehicles or pedestrians: Dh200

Failure to comply with the instructions displayed on the information signs on roads and cycle lanes: Dh200

Riding a pedal cycle by a person who is under the age of 12 years without being accompanied by a cyclist who is at least 18 years old: Dh200

Failure to dismount the cycle when on a pedestrian crossing: Dh200

Failure to report an accident to the RTA, the Dubai Police, or the ambulance service: Dh300

Using the left-hand side of the road when riding a bicycle or an electric bike, or failing to ensure that the road is clear before changing lanes: Dh200

Riding against traffic: Dh200

Parking or driving a vehicle, or attempting to obstruct traffic, on a cycle lane: Dh300

Having the cycle towed by a vehicle or using the cycle for towing: Dh300

Failure by an entity supervising group training to obtain the RTA’s prior approval of the training: Dh200 per person

Undertaking independent training: Dh100 per person

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