Dubai has witnessed a concerning rise in e-scooter accidents over the past eight months, resulting in five fatalities and 29 individuals sustaining injuries. The Dubai police have documented a total of 32 accidents directly attributed to the “improper use” of e-scooters.
These accidents have had a significant impact, with two cases classified as severe injuries and 14 categorized as moderate injuries. The authorities are increasingly concerned about the safety of e-scooter riders and the need for improved regulations and enforcement.
Major-General Saif Muhair Al Mazroui, director of the traffic department, reported that over the span of eight months, more than 10,000 fines were imposed on e-scooter riders. The police have actively taken steps to address violations, and they have even posted a video highlighting instances of riders committing traffic infractions.
The surge in e-scooter accidents and related violations underscores the importance of enforcing safety measures, raising public awareness, and enhancing regulations to ensure the well-being of riders and pedestrians. [Your News Platform] will continue to monitor developments in this area and provide updates on any further actions taken to address this issue.