Full list of violations and fines when cycling in Dubai

Full list of violations and fines when cycling in Dubai

Dubai's recent construction of long, picturesque cycling paths has encouraged more residents to bike around the city.

To benefit residents, the Dubai Municipality has built tracks spanning 18.44km inside 10 public parks, ranging from Mushrif Park to Al Barsha Pond Park and Al Warqaa, with two additional tracks currently being constructed.

Whether you cycle for leisure or commute to work, adhering to safety regulations is crucial. The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) of Dubai has established a set of guidelines that includes speed limits, age restrictions, mandatory safety equipment, and other precautions. The RTA has also imposed fines for violators to maintain public safety and ensure cyclists' adherence to the rules.

Riding a bicycle or e-scooter without a permit can result in a Dh200 penalty, and exceeding the 60kmph speed limit may result in a Dh300 fine.

Below is the comprehensive list of fines and violations:

Failure to stick to the cycling lanes determined by the RTADh200
Exceeding the 60kmph speed limitDh300
Riding a cycle in a manner that endangers the life and safety of othersDh300
Riding or leaving a cycle on a lane designated for walking or joggingDh200
Using an e-scooter or any type of cycle without a rider's permitDh200
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 helmetDh200
Failure to comply with the speed limits prescribed by the RTA for cycle LanesDh100
Carrying a passenger on an Electric ScooterDh300
Failure to meet the security and safety requirementsDh200
Riding a cycle that does not meet the technical requirementsDh300
Parking a cycle at non-designated areas; or parking in a manner that obstructs thetraffic of vehicles or pedestriansDh200
Failure to comply with the instructions displayed on the information signs on roads and cycle lanesDh200
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 oldDh200
Failure to dismount the cycle when on a pedestrian crossingDh200
Failure to report an accident to the RTA, the Dubai Police, or the ambulance serviceDh300
Using the left-hand side of the road when riding a bicycle or an electric bike, or failure to ensure that the road is clear before changing lanesDh200
Riding against trafficDh200
Parking or driving a vehicle, or attempting to obstruct traffic, on a cycle laneDh300
Having the cycle towed by a vehicle or using the cycle for towingDh300
Failure by an entity supervising group training to obtain the RTA’s prior approval of the trainingDh200 per person
Undertaking independent trainingDh100 per person

News Source: Khaleej Times

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