Electric scooters with seats have been prohibited in the capital, said the Integrated Transport Centre (ITC) of the Department of Municipalities and Transport (DoT) in Abu Dhabi.
The decision comes as part of the bike and e-scooter awareness campaign launched by the ITC in collaboration with the Abu Dhabi Police. The local authorities have issued regulations on authorised bicycles and electric bikes, and scooters. The ITC stipulates that the authorised bicycles are two-wheeled or more, should not be equipped with an automated engine, and are propelled by the force of their rider. The authority noted that the e-scooter should not consist of a seat, and only one rider is allowed per bike or e-scooter at a time.
ITC also clarified that in the case of an electric scooter, it has to have two or more wheels, and it must be equipped with an electric motor propelled by its electric engine or by the force of its rider.
E-scooter should also be driven upright and should not consist of a seat. The number of users of the bicycle or e-scooter is limited to one person at a time.