Are mo­tor­cylists above the law on the UAE’s roads?

7 Days in Dubai - - DEAR 7 DAYS -

I’m sure that this has been writ­ten about a thou­sand times be­fore but it con­tin­ues to frus­trate me - the mo­tor­cy­clists (couri­ers, de­liv­ery bikes and re­cre­ational) that seem to not be con­fined by law or rules on Dubai roads. Most of the ac­ci­dents I see are from bikes in the mid­dle of the road. They slide be­tween cars creat­ing their own imag­i­nary lanes and at red lights they drive up to the front, they pass on hard shoul­ders. Why have I, in al­most a decade here, never seen one pulled over? This and the lack of in­di­ca­tor use, cutting queues, tail­gat­ing and speed­ing and other forms of reck­less driv­ing are great rea­sons for dash­cams. To sub­mit to police. I en­joy driv­ing in Dubai but it be­comes very frus­trat­ing when peo­ple here still drive in a lazy and self­ish man­ner. Mick, Dubai

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