The Transportation and Delivery Requests Management Activity Guide, which the Roads and Transport Authority in Dubai has announced, specifies safety rules for delivery bike drivers to abide by, under penalty of perjury and a violation that may reach the limit of stopping the driver’s permit in the event of repeating a set of violations amounting to nine mistakes. These include not complying with the instructions or circulars issued by the authority, using the left lane of the road, or not complying with the lane designated for motorcycles.
The guide, which was prepared by the authority, in joint cooperation and coordination with Dubai Police and Dubai Municipality, explains the procedures for managing transport and delivery requests through electronic platforms and smart applications, which are the facilities that manage the delivery of meals, materials and devices, furniture transfers, documents and other similar operations, through Electronic platforms and smart applications. The traffic rules stipulated in the manual include the obligation of the driver to drive in the right lane, not to use the left lane of the road, not to exceed the maximum speed of 100 km/h, to abide by the prescribed speed limits, and to maintain a safe distance from the vehicle in front of him. Avoid driving on the sidewalk, not sharing a lane with another vehicle, not overtaking when traffic stops, and not to perform dangerous maneuvers, as well as full commitment and attention at road exits. The rules include that the driver expects others not to abide by the rules of safe driving, and always prepares himself to deal with potential dangers, in addition to the necessity of using the turning lights before changing lanes, to warn other drivers, respecting traffic lights, and not exceeding the red light, and finally, that both brakes must be used in At the same time, be sure to press them slowly and steadily, to avoid deviation. The driver’s violation is to stop his work permit if he repeats one of six mistakes for the third time, which includes not complying with the instructions or circulars issued by the authority, and not complying with the requirements and rules of traffic, public safety and public health while driving, such as wearing protective equipment, such as a helmet, gloves and a reflective jacket, As well as setting up a box that does not have the technical requirements or the prescribed specifications. It is noteworthy that the guide includes a number of important requirements that delivery companies and motorcyclists working for them must strictly adhere to, to ensure their safety and the safety of road users, in addition to the safety of food and other materials required to be delivered to customers from different segments of society.
Violations that expose the driver to suspension of his work permit
1- Disabling devices, not installing them in the vehicle, not operating them, or not maintaining them.
2- Using unauthorized methods.
3- Carrying out the activity in an unlicensed vehicle, or that does not meet the security and safety requirements.
4- Accompanying a passenger or loading him behind the driver during the delivery process by motorcycle licensed for delivery.
5- Using the left lane of the road, or not sticking to the lane designated for motorcycles.
6- Using backpacks to deliver orders.