Public Transport Authority (PTA) has started imposing fines on drivers violating its operating regulations, local media reported.
According to PTA inspector Bakr Hawsawi, the fines being imposed on violating drivers are harsh enough to make motorists stick to the rules and regulations that are made for the safety of both drivers and riders alike.
There will be a fine of SR5,000 for taxi drivers having no meter installed.
SR500 will be imposed on drivers for not wearing their uniforms.
SR500 will be fined to drivers if cars look unclean from the outside or are found dirty on the inside.
SR1,000 fine in the absence of unclear top sign “Taxi Jeddah,” or “Taxi Riyadh” etc.
SR1,000 fine will be imposed on taxi drivers whose vehicles have no front-seat company license information.
SR800 fine will be imposed in case no backseat company information
SR500 fine for not having a first-aid kit or a fire extinguisher or a hazard triangle.