Here’s how you can apply for an e-scooter riding permit in Dubai

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Here’s how you can apply for an e-scooter riding permit in Dubai

The Dubai Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has launched an online platform where the public can apply for free e-scooter riding permits. The service on www.rta.ae will be fully operational and available to riders on April 28.

How to apply for e-scooter permit in Dubai

Applicants must complete the training course available on the RTA website. The trainee must be at least 16 years old.

1. Go to www.rta.ae
2. Find Select RTA Services section
3. Click on Drivers & Car Owner
4. Click on Licensing Services
5. Go to Driver License Services
6. Click on Express Services
7. Click on Issue Scooter Permit

FAQs: E-scooter permit in Dubai

Type: E-permit
Cost: Free
Validity: No specific validity
Age limit for permit holders: None
Requirements:
– Must be 16 years old or older
– Must attend training courses
– Must pass online test (Grade of 75 percent or 23 correct answers out of 30 questions)

The training course comprises lessons on technical specifications and standards of scooters, obligations of users, and the locations where the scooters are allowed.

The training also covers the definition of relevant traffic signs and scooter signs.

The new laws also state that operating an electric scooter or any other category specified by RTA without a driving permit is a traffic offense punishable by law with a Dh200 fine.

This law does not apply to individuals with valid driver’s licenses, international driver’s licenses, or motorcycle licenses.

The implementation of these regulations is in line with a resolution by the Dubai Executive Council, approved by Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Executive Council.

It supports efforts to make Dubai a bicycle-friendly city and encourages residents and visitors to adopt different modes of transportation. It also concluded the successful trial operation of e-scooters in October 2020.

The official operation of e-scooters began on April 13 in ten districts of Dubai.

Initially, the scooters were allowed only in approved cycling lanes in Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Boulevard, Jumeirah Lakes Towers, Dubai Internet City, Al Rigga, 2nd December Street, Palm Jumeirah, City Walk, Safe roads at Al Qusais, Al Mankhool, and Al Karama.

The locations and lanes are selected based on specified criteria such as high population density, special development zones, areas served by metro stations and mass transport methods, the availability of integrated infrastructure, and high-traffic safety zones. BKM/ Expat Media


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