Due to the recent increase in online shopping trends, bike delivery staff are high in numbers and the RTA announced the latest delivery bike rules and regulations in Dubai. This includes proper and high visibility uniforms of rider, safety footwear, helmet, gloves, cooling towels, etc. The container box fitted on the bike also has to meet certain specifications to follow as per new rules. The details of each point etc are detailed below. The article will also clarify the fines and penalties for every kind of violation and non-compliance by a bike rider. The latest bike rider rules and regulations will come into effect on 1st July 2022.
Safety standards for Delivery Bike Riders:
In the latest changes, the most important focus is given to the safety and protection of bike riders. The biker needs to ensure:
Shirt / Top – The shirt should have long sleeves. The elbows should have pads for protection. The padding is also required at the knees of the pants. These will help protect the rider in the event of a fall from the bike.
Shoes – The bike rider must wear quality safety shoes always while riding. The shoes must cover the feet fully and no visible or loosened strings are allowed while driving. Also, non-safe footwears such as sandals or slippers are not allowed.
Safety Helmets for Bike Drivers:
Internationally accepted quality helmets are a must for bike riders in Dubai. The authority makes it clear that either the European standard of ECE 22.05 or the American standard of FMVSS 218 DOT or even the Standard SNILL helmet must wear. Also, the helmet should cover the head fully. The visor that protects the eye and visibility also should be clear and safe. Should not wear scratched or faded visors. The allowed color of the visor is ‘clear’ only. No grey, dark or white color visors allowed.
Safety Jackets, Pants, Gloves, and Cooling Towels for Bikers
The costume of the bike rider is very important. The RTA clarified the standard required for jackets of drivers. It should conform to one of the standards of EN ISO 20471:2013 Or ANSI /ISEA 107-2015 Or NZS 4602:2011.
Gloves are also required to be safe and cool. Material made must be of superior quality and should protect from climatic conditions. This clause is applicable to trouser material as well. In addition, the rider must have a cooling towel always to reduce the effect of sweating.
Dimension and Details of Delivery Bike Box in Dubai
In a move to protect the driver and in the interest of the public and government, the dimension and details of delivery bike box in Dubai also have updated standards. A series of regulations and standards are there. They are as follows:
Size and Shape of bike box:
The shape of the box should be preferably a cube with the length of the side not exceeding 50 cm. In otherward, the length, width, and height of the box should not exceed fifty centimeters. The main objective of these regulations is a clear rear view. Oversized boxes will interrupt the smooth view of the rear side of the bike thru the mirror.
Fitting of the box:
The fixing of the box with the bike should be firm and intact. This must bolt to the rear basket of the bike or the rear seat securely. The box should not stay away from the bike in size. The extension of the box must align with the length of the bike. It should match the maximum level approved by RTA
Edges of the box:
The box cannot have a sharp edge or corner. All the corners should be round in shape. Sides and corners also must be smooth. The material cannot be wood or metal also. The box must make with fiberglass
The sides/corners of the delivery box must fix with retro-reflective or phosphorescent tape with the service provider’s name on it. The name should be on the rear side of the box. Also, this design should have RTA approval.
Life of the Box:
Each bike box must replace in every two years. The box must be clean in all manners every time.
Food Delivery Box:
In the case of the food delivery bike box, the concerned civic authority’s approval required for the box and its material and make. In Dubai, it requires Dubai Municipality approval.
Latest Delivery Bike Rules and Regulations in Dubai