Understanding Speed Limits and Penalties in Saudi Arabia

By Mohammed Ameen

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Understanding Speeding Fines in Saudi Arabia

Overspeed Fine in KSA

The General Directorate of Traffic in Saudi Arabia has set specific speeding penalties based on the speed limit of the road and the speed at which the vehicle is caught traveling. These penalties are designed to encourage safer driving behaviors and reduce the risk of accidents on the roads.

Penalties on Roads with a 120 km/h Speed Limit:

  • Up to 130 km/h: No violation is recorded for speeds within this range.
  • 130 km/h to 140 km/h: Fines range from SAR 150 to SAR 300 for exceeding the speed limit by 10 to 20 km/h.
  • 140 km/h to 150 km/h: Fines increase to between SAR 300 and SAR 500 for exceeding the speed limit by 20 to 30 km/h.
  • 150 km/h to 160 km/h: For speeds 30 to 40 km/h over the limit, fines are set between SAR 800 and SAR 1,000.
  • 160 km/h to 170 km/h: Exceeding the speed limit by 40 to 50 km/h results in fines ranging from SAR 1,200 to SAR 1,500.
  • Over 170 km/h: Drivers caught traveling more than 50 km/h over the speed limit face fines between SAR 1,500 and SAR 2,000.
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Penalties on Roads with a 140 km/h Speed Limit:

  • Up to 145 km/h: There is no penalty for speeds within this range on roads with a higher speed limit.
  • 145 km/h to 150 km/h: Speeding within this range incurs a fine of SAR 300 to SAR 500.
  • 150 km/h to 160 km/h: The penalty for this speed range is set between SAR 800 and SAR 1,000.
  • 160 km/h to 170 km/h: Drivers exceeding the speed limit by this margin will face fines from SAR 1,200 to SAR 1,500.
  • Exceeding 170 km/h: Similar to the lower speed limit roads, speeds exceeding 170 km/h on these roads also attract fines between SAR 1,500 and SAR 2,000.
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These structured penalties are part of Saudi Arabia’s efforts to enhance road safety by discouraging speeding and promoting adherence to traffic regulations.

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