Major General Khamis Mattar Al Mazeina Image Credit: Supplied

Dubai: An environment-friendly electronic motorbike to be introduced to the Dubai Police fleet soon will improve safety, thanks to its ability to move in narrow spaces.

Major General Khamis Matter Al Mazeina, Dubai Police Chief, who tested the bike at the Dubai Police headquarters yesterday, said the new electronic motorbike would help support Dubai Police’s efforts to provide quick service when required, especially at events when early involvement and protection of life and property is crucial.

The new bikes, he said, will be used to secure a number of events, and also act as tourist attractions in heritage sites as well as shopping malls. Maj Gen Al Mazeina tried the eco-friendly electric bike in the presence of Brigadier Anas Al Matroushi, deputy director of the operations department for transport and rescue.

The eco-friendly electronic bikes can also be used by traffic controllers in tourist areas and heritage locations where traffic is heavy. The bikes, he said, are still under trial and will hit the roads soon.

“The new green bikes were previously tested and studied by the Operations Room of the Dubai Police,” said the police chief.

The Dubai Police, he said, are working on creating an environment that is safe, clean and attractive. It is keen to adopt the latest technology in providing effective services in line with the UAE’s strategy in preserving the environment and health and safety of the public according to international standards. Introducing environment-friendly bikes will add to the country’s keenness to contribute towards sustainable development and will reduce carbon emission.

The Dubai Police, he said, have implemented several initiatives recently to help the environment such as planting mangrove trees in Ras Al Khor, which later became a restricted area that is now globally recognised.