Transport Regulation Updates
Abu Dhabi’s Integrated Transport Centre (ITC) has tightened regulations on electric bikes and scooters. Electric bikes with engines operating at 700 watts or more require a specific rider permit, and scooters with seats are not classified as ‘light vehicles’.
Defining ‘Light Vehicles’
‘Light vehicles’, which can be used without a specific rider permit, include bikes, scooters without seats, and low-powered electric bikes. Users are allowed to operate these on internal roads, provided they wear appropriate personal protective gear.
For legal use on Abu Dhabi roads, scooters and bikes must meet certain specifications. The vehicle’s height must not exceed 165 centimetres, its weight must be 35 kilograms or less, and its width should be 70 centimetres or less.
Riding Regulations and Penalties
The ITC has outlined additional rules for light vehicle use, including adhering to traffic flow, avoiding high-speed roads and pedestrian areas, and mandatory use of protective gear. Violations of these regulations can attract fines between Dh200 and Dh500.
- Abu Dhabi’s Integrated Transport Centre (ITC) now requires a permit for electric bikes with engines operating at 700 watts or more.
- Scooters with seats are not classified as ‘light vehicles’.
- ‘Light vehicles’ can be used without a specific rider permit on internal roads with appropriate personal protective gear.
- Vehicles must meet certain height, weight, and width specifications for legal road use.
- Regulations outline safe riding practices, including traffic flow adherence and protective gear usage.
- Fines between Dh200 and Dh500 apply for violations of these regulations.