Dubai: The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) will be the regulator for licensing quad bikes in Dubai, according to a resolution issued Tuesday.
Shaikh Hamdan Bin Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Dubai Crown Prince and Chairman of the Dubai Executive Council, yesterday issued a number of resolutions.
He issued a resolution amending the bylaws of Order No. 4 of 2008 for the use and licensing of quad bikes, forming a traffic safety team, and approving fees for the Professional Communication Corporation (Nedaa).
He also issued another resolution amending Order No. 2 of 2007 regarding the regulation and operations of water buses, and regulating Roads and Transport projects for beneficial parties, in addition to regulating social professions.
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Order No. 1 of 2011 states that the RTA licensing department will be responsible for licensing quad bikes, as well as any activities related to them such as rental operations. The department will also be responsible for specifying zones in which these quad bikes can be used.
The order bans quad bike rental operations in Dubai if a licence has not been acquired from RTA.
It also bans use of quad bikes in non-specified zones. Dubai Police and the RTA have the right to take the necessary measures for any such violations.
The resolution also states that all sport bike rental shops must get full insurance for their quad bikes to cover accidents from insurance companies operating in the emirate.
Regarding the traffic safety team, Shaikh Hamdan issued Resolution No. 14 of 2011 to set up the team.
The resolution appoints the Deputy Chief of Dubai Police as chairman of the team, and the Executive Director of the RTA as deputy chairman.
The team will be responsible for setting up a unified and integrated strategic traffic safety plans that are in accordance with Dubai’s strategy and safety plan.
The plans will then be forwarded for approval to the Dubai Police Chief and Chairman of the RTA, health and safety committee, and then the Dubai Executive Council.