E-scooters will be banned on the Expo 2020 Dubai site
The zippy little motorised scooters that are all the rage around the world will not be allowed on the Expo 2020 Dubai site in a bid to ensure visitors’ safety, reports Arabian Business.
“For reasons of health and safety and the overall visitor experience, personal mobility vehicles/equipment, including motorised e-scooters, will not be allowed on to the Expo site, with the exception of wheelchairs and baby strollers,” the Expo 2020 Dubai statement said.
It's now a common site to see people on their e-scooters in and around Dubai. But Expo 2020 is not the only one to ban the use. Singapore has banned the riding of e-scooters on sidewalks in the city-state along with France.
E-scooter accidents are on the rise, and companies like Lyft have suspended e-scooter operations in six US markets, according to TechCrunch.
While there's no such regulations in the UAE yet, in Abu Dhabi residents can rent e-scooters as a legal means of transport in the emirate.