5 killed in e-scooter accidents in Dubai in 8 months

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Dubai Police reported 32 accidents involving e-scooters and electric bicycles over the past eight months.

Five people were killed in these incidents and 29 were injured - with two suffering severe injuries, 14 moderate and 13 sustaining minor injuries.

During the same period, a total of 10,031 fines were issued to e-scooter and electric bicycle riders who were found flouting the rules.

Major General Saif Muhair Al Mazroui, Director of the General Department of Traffic at Dubai Police, urged riders to stick to designated paths, avoid roads with speed limits exceeding 60 km/h, wear helmets and reflective jackets and adhere to traffic lights and other road signs.

He also tipped them to equip their bikes with bright white and reflective lights at the front, as well as bright red and reflective lights at the back, in addition to ensuring that the rides have functioning brakes.

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