Saudi Arabia Traffic Fines List 2024

By Mohammed Ameen

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saudi traffic fines list 2024

Saudi Traffic Fines

Driving in Saudi Arabia means knowing the rules of the road. Traffic fines can be costly, so it’s important to be aware of them. This list provides the current fines to help you drive safely and avoid unexpected penalties.

Category 1: SAR 20K-60K Fines

Drifting in public areas is a serious traffic violation in the Kingdom. Offenders face a heavy fine of SAR 20,000 to SAR 60,000 and will receive 24 traffic violation points.

  • First-time drifting fine: SAR 20,000
  • Second-time drifting fine: SAR 40,000
  • Third-time drifting fine: SAR 60,000

Category 2: SAR 5K-10K Fines

Committing a Category Two violation will result in a hefty fine of SAR 5,000 to SAR 10,000. These violations include:

  • Driving under the influence (alcohol/drugs) (24 points)
  • Crossing flooded valleys
  • Animal owners not controlling animals near roads
  • Unauthorized roadworks without notification
  • Altering or hiding vehicle chassis number

Category 3: SAR 3K-6K Fines

Category Three violations are serious and will result in a fine of SAR 3,000 to SAR 6,000.

  • Ignoring red traffic lights
  • Incomplete stops at stop signals
  • Driving without a number plate
  • Street racing on public roads
  • Overtaking stopped school buses (4 points)
  • Tampering traffic signs
  • Using unauthorized devices in vehicles
  • Displaying inappropriate logos/posters
  • Driving against traffic direction (12 points)
  • Skipping the truck weighing station
  • Heavy-duty trucks not staying in the designated right lane

Category 4: SAR 1K-2K Fines

Committing a Category Four violation will result in a fine of SAR 1,000 to SAR 2,000.

  • Stopping/standing on railway tracks (6 points)
  • Exceeding passenger limits in a car
  • Ignoring lane markings or driving on yellow lane/shoulder
  • Driving with obscured (dirty/covered) number plate
  • Abandoning vehicles on public roads
  • Refusing to present Istimara and Iqama
  • Overtaking vehicles on curves or uphill
  • Riding a motorbike without a helmet (2 points)
  • Failing to give way to an ambulance
  • Pedestrians crossing roads inappropriately

Category 5: SAR 500-900 Fines

Individuals who commit Category Five violations face a fine ranging from SAR 500 to SAR 900.

  • Driving without a license
  • Speeding over 25 km/h above the limit
  • Misuse of emergency vehicle sirens
  • Violating car tinting regulations
  • High-speed weaving between vehicles (8 points)
  • Ignoring driving priority signs
  • Not using headlights at night or in poor weather
  • Disregarding traffic police hand signals (8 points)
  • Driving without functioning brakes
  • Driving without lights in tunnels
  • Using mobile phone while driving (2 points)
  • Parking in disabled parking spots
  • Unsafe truck loading, unsecured/uncovered loads (4 points)

Category 6: SAR 300-500 Fines

Those who commit category six violations will face a penalty ranging from SAR 300 to SAR 500.

  • Speeding over 25 km/h at checkpoints (4 points)
  • Illegal lane crossing (4 points)
  • Unauthorized vehicle body modifications (4 points)
  • Driving a vehicle that pollutes heavily
  • Disregarding traffic regulations at intersections (6 points)
  • Using the vehicle for unlicensed purposes
  • Incorrect passenger seating
  • Not using child safety seats
  • Leaving hazardous objects on public roads
  • Unnecessary sudden braking
  • Obstructing VIP/emergency vehicles
  • Driving with an expired license
  • Obstructing traffic by driving too slowly
  • Leaving a vehicle on a slope without the handbrake
Unnecessary sudden braking

Category 7: SAR 150-300 Fines

A fine ranging from SAR 100 to SAR 300 will be imposed for violations falling under Category Seven.

  • Picking nose while driving
  • Driving without Fahas
  • Failing to maintain a safe distance between vehicles
  • Improper use of high beams
  • Unsafe parking on public roads
  • Installing vision-obstructing bars in vehicle
  • Driving without valid Istimara
  • Driving without transferring vehicle ownership
  • Driving without a seatbelt (2 points)
  • Misusing vehicle horn
  • Not signalling when changing lanes
  • Reversing more than 20 meters on a highway

Category 8: SAR 100-150 Fines

Committing a Category Eight violation will result in a fine of SAR 100 to SAR 150.

  • Discarding objects from a moving vehicle
  • Entering or exiting a moving vehicle
  • Pedestrians ignoring designated signals
  • Parking in prohibited areas
  • Driving without valid insurance
  • Leaving the car unattended with the engine running

Staying safe on Saudi roads means knowing the rules and the consequences of breaking them. This updated traffic fines list is a vital tool for all drivers. Remember, driving responsibly protects yourself, others, and your wallet.