The authority provides a comprehensive list of potential disadvantages and hazards associated with utilizing unapproved public transportation within the emirate.
Dubai's Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has issued a cautionary statement advising against the use of unauthorized modes of public transportation.
Through an online video, the RTA highlights the benefits that passengers enjoy when utilizing RTA-approved transport, while also outlining the drawbacks and disadvantages associated with illegal and unauthorized modes of transportation.
Passengers who opt for RTA transport can benefit from the following advantages:
- Convenient use of the nol card, providing a cashless payment alternative.
- Easy retrieval of lost items through established procedures.
- Assurance of traveling with skilled and professionally trained drivers.
- Access to a complaint mechanism to address any dissatisfaction with their travel experience.
On the other hand, passengers who opt for unauthorized transport may encounter the following drawbacks:
- The need to carry cash for payment instead of using convenient alternatives.
- A reduced likelihood of successfully recovering lost items due to the absence of proper channels.
- The potential risk of encountering unprofessional behavior from drivers or service providers.
- The inability to file complaints or seek recourse in case of any issues or dissatisfaction with the transport service.
News Source: Khaleej Times