Saudi Arabia

4-Year Jail, Up to Sr 200,000 Fine for Traffic Accidents Causing Death

Saudi Arabia traffic laws are set to get more stringent with the announcement of new traffic regulations amendments, under which violators will get stricter punishment, according to reports in Saudi Gazette.

Now, motorists who cause serious traffic accidents resulting in death or total impairment will be jailed for a maximum of four years and fined SR 200,000 or less or one of the two penalties, according to traffic regulations amendments.

Motorists who cause injuries in traffic accidents resulting in hospitalization for a maximum 15 days will be imprisoned for at least two years or fined a maximum of SR 100,000, or both penalties.

Moreover, if a driver is caught driving an uninsured vehicle then he or she will be fined SR 100-SR 150. An impounded vehicle will be put on auction if the owner does not show up within 90 days of the seizure of vehicle. The new traffic rules also will put owners of driving schools under scanner for not possessing a license, and violators will be fined SR 200,000 penalty.

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