In this article, you will find the Saudi traffic fines list. Saudi traffic fines, violations and penalties are harsh. Abiding by traffic regulations and instructions is a major prerequisite to avoid being involved in actions that might lead to the suspension of driving license and disqualify the driver from driving.
The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has different types of driving licenses that come with different privileges and restrictions. Depending on the type of license, you may have to pay fines or face other types of penalties if you don’t comply with the rules associated with that particular license type.
Committing a traffic violation is not the upshot, nor does it mean you are a dangerous driver. The law stipulates that “If one year elapses after a driver committed a traffic violation and did not commit another violation, the driver’s black points pertaining to that violation will be omitted automatically from the system, consequently his record will be clean of any violations.“
Violations are mainly divided into 7 tables. Each table has a defined price range. Here is the Saudi traffic fines list.
Saudi Traffic Fines List
Violations Table (1)
Fines not less than (S.R.500) and not more than (S.R.900)
|1||Driving a vehicle without a backplate (vehicle will be kept in custody until settlement of violation)|
|2||Driving a vehicle without backplate (vehicle will be kept in custody until settlement of violation)|
|3||Driving in the opposite direction|
|4||Moving fast, recklessly between vehicles on public roads|
|5||Exceeding the speed limit by more than 25 km/h|
|6||Overtaking vehicles in curves and uphill(s)|
|7||Uncovering, untying transported loads|
|8||Non-stopping completely at the stop signal|
|9||Not stopping at the signal driving priority ahead if there are vehicles moving on a priority road|
|10||Allowing no priority to vehicles moving on the right side when they reach the intersection where there are equal movement priorities when there are no priority signals|
|11||Allowing no priority of movement for vehicles on the main road if there no priority signals|
|12||Violating traffic police hand signals while organizing traffic and not giving his hand signals priority to traffic lights|
|13||Allowing no priority of movement for vehicles in a roundabout by the vehicles outside it in the absence of lights signals or traffic policeman who organizes traffic|
|14||Endangering lives by driving a vehicle without breaks or necessary equipment (vehicle will be kept in custody until settlement of violation)|
|15||Not using necessary lights at night or while driving in bad weather conditions|
|16||Driving a vehicle without a driving licence|
Violations Table (2)
Fines not less than (S.R.300) and not more than (S.R.500)
|1||Making additional amendments to the vehicle’s body without following proper procedures (vehicle will be kept in custody until settlement of violation)|
|2||Driving a vehicle that pollutes the environment on public roads (vehicle will be kept in custody until the violation is settled)|
|3||Exceeding the speed limit by not more than 25 km/h|
|4||Not complying with traffic regulations at roads intersections|
|5||Using a vehicle for unlicenced purposes|
|6||Seating passengers in the vehicle in places other than those specified for them|
|7||Non complying with road-limits marked on the lanes|
|8||Leaving objects on public roads that endanger public safety|
|9||Allowing no movement priority for VIP or emergency vehicles|
|10||Using expired licence|
Violations Table (3)
Fines not less than (S.R.150) and not more than (S.R.300)
|1||Not equipping trailers as required by regulations|
|2||Not presenting the vehicle for periodic technical inspection|
|3||Infringing rules by using strong lights|
|4||Not following precautions required when parking on public roads in emergencies|
|5||Putting bars inside the vehicle that prevent driver vision|
|6||Driving without carrying the driving licence or vehicle registration licence|
|7||Leaving the vehicle on a sloping road without taking necessary precautions|
|8||Violating Rules for driving on roads|
|9||Not wearing seat belts|
|10||Non-using safety seats meant for children|
|11||Defying priority rules|
|12||Using a cell phone while driving|
|13||Misusing vehicle’s horn|
|14||Driving within lanes not intended for driving|
|15||When animals owners do not keep their animals away from the road|
Violations Table (4)
Fines not less than (S.R.100) and not more than (S.R.150)
|1||Leaving vehicles on public roads in unauthorised areas unnecessarily|
|2||Throwing any objects outside the vehicle while it is moving|
|3||Driving a vehicle without front plate numbers|
|4||Getting off or riding into a vehicle while it is moving|
|5||Pedestrians crossing roads from places other than those allocated for them|
|6||Pedestrians non-compliance with signals defined for them|
|7||Slowing down driving in a manner that impedes the smooth flow of traffic|
|8||Parking in places not specified for parking|
|9||Pedestrians’ non-compliance with signals defined for them|
|10||Not focusing on the road while driving|
|11||Absence of an insurance policy|
Violations Table (5)
Fines not less than (S.R.1000) and not more than (S.R.2000)
|1||Stopping on railways|
|2||Carrying passengers whose number is more than the number stipulated in the licence|
|3||Refusing to present driver’s or vehicle’s identifying papers when required by authorized persons|
|4||Not preserving vehicle’s plates number|
|5||Non-completion of transfer of vehicle ownership|
|6||Non-completion of vehicle use domain|
|7||Exceeding time limits set for exporting a vehicle prepared for export|
|8||Not wearing a helmet when riding a motorbike|
Violations Table (6)
Fines not less than (S.R.3000) and not more than (S.R.6000)
|1||Driving a vehicle without plates (vehicle will be kept in custody until settlement of violation)|
|2||Using forged registration plates (vehicle will be taken into custody until removal of violation)|
|3||Using illegal plates (vehicle will be kept in custody until settlement of violation)|
|4||Fixing equipment on the vehicle like those used in official and emergency vehicles (vehicle will be kept in custody until the violation is settled)|
|5||Not stopping while the red traffic light was on|
|6||Overtaking school buses when they stop to load or unload|
|7||Driving public works vehicles (industrial, constructional, or agricultural) on road without taking proper precautions to avoid their negative effects (vehicle will be kept in custody until the violation is settled)|
|8||Tampering with traffic regulating signs|
|9||Not stopping at checkpoints when there is a checkpoint sign|
|10||Using unauthorised devices inside the vehicle or fixing logos or posters contrary to public morals|
Violations Table (7)
Fines not less than (S.R.5000) and not more than (S.R.10000)
|1||Concealing or trying to conceal or blur the special features of the vehicle (vehicle will be kept in custody until the violation is settled)|
|2||Driving under the influence of alcohol, drugs or medicine which was warned not to drive if taken|
|3||Carrying out road-works before notifying the relevant authorities|
Some violations are more severe in nature. If you do such violations you may end up in jail. The penalties are also very drastic.
|Violation Name||Prescribed Penalty|
|The driver does not stand at the accident scene, does not report the accident and does not provide the necessary assistance to the accident victims.||* A fine not more than (S.R.10000), jail for a period not exceeding three months or both penalties.|
|Repairing the vehicle’s exterior, making a modification that affects the vehicle’s dimensions, weight or engine force, or making changes in the shape or colour of the vehicle, or removing its chassis registration numbers without prior authorization.||* First time: Fines S.R.10000 minimum – S.R.50000 maximum.|
* Second time: Doubling the fine decided in the first time.
* Third time: Doubling the fine decided in the second time and closing the workshop.
|Taking into custody, mortgaging or holding on a driving license, or vehicle registration license by any person.||* Fines minimum: S.R.1000|
* Fines maximum: S.R.2000
|Allowing any sold vehicle to move outside the showroom prior to ownership transfer or delivering of the show-room contracts and adding the vehicle to other persons.||Fines S.R.100000|
|Allowing any sold vehicle to move outside the showroom prior to ownership transfer or delivering of the showroom contracts and adding the vehicle to other persons.||* First time: S.R.1500|
* Second time: S.R.3000
* Third time: S.R.8000 and one month’s closure.
* Fourth time: license cancellation.
|Making modifications, changes or abrasions in the sales records, or selling or renting the showroom without getting approval from the relevant department.||* First time: Fines S.R.10000 minimum – S.R.50000 maximum.|
* Second time: Doubling the fine decided in the first time.
* Third time: Doubling the fine decided in the second time and one month’s closure.
* Fourth time: license cancellation.
|Failure to inform the Traffic Department about the sale or damage of a vehicle outside the Kingdom.||Fine not exceeding S.R.10,000|
|Over-drifting violation.||* First time: Vehicle will be booked for 15 days; the violator will be fined S.R.20000 and referred to court to consider jailing him.|
* Second time: Vehicle will be booked for one month; the violator will be fined S.R.40000 and referred to court to consider jailing him.
* Third time: Violator will be fined S.R.60000 and referred to court to decide into confiscating the vehicle or fining him the same value of the rented or stolen vehicle and jail him.
Saudi Traffic Fines Check
All traffic violations are registered in the Ministry of Interior System. If you want to check Saudi Arabia traffic fines, login to www.absher.sa website. Select the violations section from the home page.
- Enter Fine number
- Violator ID
- add the shown image code.
- and then click the View button
Traffic Fine Payment Duration
Mukhalfa or traffic violation fee must be paid within 30 days. After 30 days, the amount will be doubled. Remember the violation period starts from the date of violation, not when you received the notice.
You cannot renew your Iqama without paying the fines. You have a Saudi traffic fines list. Be careful and don’t violate them.