Dubai ensures you are safe using quad bikes at camps sites

RTA raises awareness to reduce risks of quad bikes at camping sites

DUBAI 27 June 2017: The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA), in cooperation with the Tourist Police ,has carried out an extensive campaign to sensitise the owners of tourist camps to provide safety tools and equipment when renting quad bikes. The campaign signals RTA’s keenness to protect those camps against the potential risks of using quad bikes.

Mohammed Waleed Nabhan, Director of Monitoring & Enforcement at RTA’s Licensing Agency, said, “The campaign, which had been conducted in cooperation with the Tourist Police, General Headquarters of Dubai Police, targeted 23 camps fitted with quad bike circuits. Directional leaflets had been distributed stressing the gravity of ignoring to wear bikes safety gear, and explaining the security & safety stipulations of riding. The leaflets also warned against flouting the safety conditions at bike circuits.”

“Dubai boasts of many recreational camps thanks to the attractive geographical sites conducive to practising quad bike riding. However, such temptations may turn into incidents. Therefore, we have launched this campaign to warn against ignoring the proper use of quad bikes,” continued Nabhan.

“The awareness campaign visited 23 recreational camps, particularly quad bike rental in places where the activity is practised throughout the year at varying degrees, according to the seasons. According to the police statistics, nine quad bike incidents were reported in 2016, which requires launching such campaigns periodically in coordination with the Tourist Police to ensure the safety of camps and kerb the misuse of quad bikes,” added the Director of Monitoring & Enforcement at RTA’s Licensing Agency.

By Sheena Amos