Dubai Ruler Approves New UAE Traffic Law for Autonomous and Electric Vehicles


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The new legislation includes amendments to classify different vehicles on roads and govern the use of modern technologies on Dubai's road network

In a bid to keep pace with the rapid global changes in transportation means, the UAE government has passed a new federal traffic law aimed at regulating emerging transport technologies, including self-driving vehicles, electric cars, and personal modes of transit.

The new legislation, approved during a Cabinet meeting at Qasr Al Watan in Abu Dhabi, includes amendments to classify different vehicles on roads and govern the use of modern technologies on the nation’s road network.

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President and Prime Minister, and Ruler of Dubai, emphasized the importance of staying ahead of the curve in the transportation sector.

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The revised regulations leverage the technological advancements witnessed across Dubai’s road infrastructure

“The new legislation keeps pace with the expansion of the use of self-driving vehicles, electric cars, and personal means of transportation of various types, and reliance on means of transportation. It takes advantage of the technological progress that characterises the country’s road network,” he said in a post on X (formerly Twitter).

The revised regulations leverage the technological advancements witnessed across the UAE’s road infrastructure, ensuring that the rules match the developments in how people traverse the nation.

Officials stated that the revisions facilitate diverse private transportation types and ensure regulations align with the evolving transportation landscape.


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