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Thursday, 6 October 2016

Traffic Department reduces the fine for crossing red light to SR 3,000

As we know, on 8th August Saudi government passed many regulations which have been implemented from 1st of Muharram 1438. The two major regulations passed on that day are related to hike in visa fee and change in fines for traffic violations. With the start of new Hijri year, these changes have been implemented. There were also rumors that the fine for crossing red light has been increased to SR 6,000. However, recently it has been noticed that people have been getting tickets worth SR 3,000 for crossing a red light. It was published in the newspapers that time that the fine will be increased to SR 6,000. One of our readers shared with us a ticket of SR 6,000 for crossing a red light. However, it appears that Traffic Department took pity on people and reduced the fine for crossing a red light to SR 3,000 now.




Penalty: SR3,000-SR6,000 fine and vehicle seizure

The following violations used to be treated as Category I violations. There was a fine of SR 500 to SR 900 on them. I am not sure, if they have changed the penalty on all category I violations or just following items. Recommended: List of Traffic Fines in Saudi Arabia
  • Crossing Red Signal will cost SR 3,000 plus seizure of the vehicle. A couple of years ago culprits used to spend 24 hours behind bars before paying the fine of SR 500. Recommended: Crossing Red Light will result in 24 Hours Jail
  • Overtaking school buses while they pick up or drop off children
  • Using illegal number plates or number plate of other vehicles
  • Fitting accessories that are permitted only for official vehicles or emergency vehicles
  • Tampering road signs reflectors and poles
  • Refusing to stop at checkpoints or when security patrols ask for it
  • Displaying logos or stickers that are against public etiquette
 Penalty: SR 1,000 to SR2,000 fineThe following violations used to be treated as Category II violations. There was a fine of SR 300 to SR 500 on them. I am not sure if they have changed the penalty on all category II violations or just following items. Recommended: List of Traffic Fines in Saudi Arabia
  • Stopping on railway track
  • Carrying passengers exceeding the permitted number on the vehicle registration card (istimara)
  • Refusing to show driving license or istimara (when asked by authorities)
  • Not displaying number plate of vehicle
  • Failure to wear helmet by motorcyclists
  • Seizing driving license or istimara of another person or giving it on mortgage
 Penalty: SR 5,000-SR10,000 fine and vehicle seizure
  • Obliterating or attempt to obliterate special features of a vehicle
  • Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs
  • Carrying out any activities on the road without prior coordination (with the concerned authorities)
 Penalty: SR10,000 – SR 60,000
  • Failure of a motorist involved in an accident to stop at the scene and failure to take the initiative to inform the competent department and provide possible assistance to those injured in the accident. – SR 10,000
  • A drifter or stunt driver will face;
    • The seizure of vehicle for 15 days and a fine of SR20,000 for first violation
    • The seizure of vehicle for 30 days and a fine of SR40,000 for second violation
    • The vehicle will be seized and a fine of SR60,000 will be slapped, and the violator will be referred to the court.

Many people have commented on this blog that the above mentioned regulations has not been implemented yet. Thanks to God!
Source: Saudi Gazette

Traffic Violations
  1. Procedure to pay fine for Traffic Violations using Internet Banking
  2. Playing “Pokemon Go” may cost you SR 300 in fines
  3. Saudi Police will take your car if it is parked for more than 24 hours at one place
  4. Fines for Over-Speeding: SR 900 Fine, Suspension of License and Jail
  5. No More Big Sized Vehicles for Expatriates living in Saudi Arabia

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