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Unsafe cycling in Dubai: 7,031 offenses recorded and 454 bicycles confiscated

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Dubai Police has urged cyclists to observe traffic rules for their own safety, after various cyclists were presented to serious accidents and injuries because of overlooking cycling rules in assigned paths and tracks.

Colonel Juma Bin Suwaidan, acting director of General Directorate of Traffic at Dubai Police, said the directorate has held crackdowns in Deira and Bur Dubai to hold onto bicycles that abused traffic rules. He added that the traffic campaigns brought about recording 7,031 infringement and seizing 454 bicycles since the start of this current year.

“77 of these bicycles were seized in Jumeirah, 32 on Sheik Zayed Road, 26 in Al Barsha, 22 in Al Satwa, 20 on Umm Suqeim Road, 16 in Al Jaffiliya, 14 in Al Karama, eight in Discovery Gardens, eight on Al Khail Road, six bicycles on Al Wasl Road, and one bike on every December second and Mohammed bin Zayed streets,” Col Suwaidan said.

He added that 55 bicycles were seized in Al Muraqqabat, 35 in Al Qusais, 46 in Al Rashidiya, and 87 in Naif.

Col Suwaidan approached cyclists to completely resolve to traffic safety rules, including wearing a helmet, wearing a reflective jacket, following traffic signs, introducing front and back lights and appropriate brakes.

He additionally asked the public to help out the Dubai Traffic Police by revealing careless cyclists and drivers by means of the ‘We Are All Police’ service on Dubai Police’s smart application and call centre 901.

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