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Dubai prohibits e-scooters in Metro, tram

Dubai prohibits e-scooters in Metro, tram
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E-scooter users were caught completely off guard after they were informed that electric scooters are no longer allowed inside Dubai Metro and Tram from today, March 1. Many were left with no choice but to park their e-scooters outside Metro stations, while others decided to go back home.

The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) tweeted the decision on Thursday (February 29) night:

Staff at Dubai Metro stations have been politely informing e-scooter riders that they can no longer bring their e-scooters inside the trains. A public service announcement was playing repeatedly at every station.

Two weeks ago, services on Onpassive Metro Station were delayed for nearly an hour after smoke was detected from an electric scooter.

Experts have warned against using substandard e-scooters that are available online chargers. E-scooters are powered by lithium-ion batteries that can overheat, catch fire, and cause an explosion, especially when damaged or manufactured defectively.

News Source: Khaleej Times

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