Saudi Traffic Fines: Payment, Objections and Grace Period

By Mohammed Ameen

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Everything You Need to Know About Traffic Violations in Saudi Arabia: Timelines, Notifications, and Payment Procedures

Did you just get hit with a traffic penalty, or are you worried one might be on its way and curious about when the notification SMS will arrive? Here’s a straightforward guide tailored to help you understand the most up-to-date procedures for managing traffic fine payments in Saudi Arabia.

How Long it Takes to Get Traffic Violation SMS

The time it takes to get an SMS after a traffic violation isn’t fixed—it can vary. While the system aims to notify you quickly once a violation is recorded, the exact speed depends on how fast the traffic department and telecom services process it. Generally, the system works efficiently to make sure you’re informed about any fines promptly.

Read: How to Check Traffic Fines in Saudi Arabia

Objecting to a Fine

If you believe that a traffic fine has been issued to you mistakenly, you have the right to dispute it. You can file an objection to a traffic violation within 30 days from the date of its issuance. Should the competent court reject your objection, you must then pay the fine within 15 days

Payment in Installments, Discounts and Grace Period

Saudi Arabia has recently introduced amendments to its Traffic Law that allow motorists to pay traffic fines in installments. Additionally, in certain cases, you might be eligible for a 25% discount on the fine amount. This flexibility aims to make it easier for violators to manage their payments without financial strain. There’s also a provision for requesting a grace period of up to 90 days for fine payment. Failing to pay within the stipulated time could result in the fine amount being directly deducted from your bank account​

Traffic Fine Payment

Paying a traffic violation fine in Saudi Arabia is designed to be a straightforward process. Violators can make payments online through several platforms, including online banking websites or apps of Saudi banks, and ATM machines.

Understanding these guidelines can significantly ease the process of dealing with traffic fines in Saudi Arabia. It’s always best to adhere to traffic laws to avoid fines, but knowing the correct procedures can mitigate the consequences should you find yourself fined.

Also See: List of Updated Traffic Violations and Penalties in Saudi Arabia