Saudi Traffic Law

List of Traffic Violations in Saudi Arabia for 2019

Traffic Fine

Brief Background of High Casualties Due to Traffic Violations in Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia has been undertaking very good measures quite proactively to maintain the traffic discipline and reduce the number of casualties of Saudi citizen and Saudi expats as much as possible.

We all know that the rate of traffic accidents & traffic violations in Saudi Arabia are too high and the Ministry of Transport is eyeing to bring the death rate down by bringing stringent and tough traffic regulations. Just a reminder that the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is among one of the countries for which the World Health Organization has recorded the highest number of human casualties due to road accidents.

We have listed below the various kinds of traffic fines and penalties that have been imposed by the Ministry of Transport to ensure the strict compliance with the traffic regulations and to minimize the road accidents in the country.

It has been observed that the number of car accidents in the biggest cities like Riyadh, Dammam, Jeddah and Al-Khobar etc. are also quite numerous. Therefore, it is in the best interests for all including the Saudi citizens and Expatriates in Jeddah, Expatriates in Riyadh, Expatriates in Dammam etc. to take more care while driving a car. Read: A Cyclist Fined SR 3,000 by Saudi Police

The below list explains the various nature of the traffic violations in Saudi Arabia and the amount of traffic fines and penalties against each traffic violation in Saudi Arabia. We suggest to each Saudi citizen and the Saudi expats in the Kingdom to follow the said rules strictly in order to avoid any harm or casualty that can be caused to any other person due to the non-compliance. Read: Kingdom plans to introduce Road tolls in Saudi Arabia


Most Common Traffic Violations in Saudi Arabia




Traffic Fines up to SR. 200,000 and 4 Years Jail

S.No. Nature of Traffic Violation Fine/ Penalty Amount
1 In case, if a driver causes an accident that amounts or results in a person being hospitalized for up to 15 days Imprisonment for at least 2 years and fine amounting to SR 100,000 or both
2 Causing an accident that results in death or impairment/Injury will be punished Imprisonment for a maximum period of 4 years in jail and a fine amounting up to SR 200,000 or both
3 Drivers who have their vehicle seize and do not retrieve it within 90 days The vehicle will be put up for auction



Traffic Fines not less than SR. 5,000 and not more than SR. 10,000

S.No. Nature of Traffic Violation Fine/ Penalty Amount
1 Driving while using another car’s number plate SR 5000 – 10,000
2 Erasing or Hiding the number plate SR 5000 – 10,000



Traffic Fines not less than SR.3,000 and not more than SR. 6,000

S.No. Nature of Traffic Violation Fine/ Penalty Amount
1 Crossing a traffic signal SR 3000 – 6000
2 Overtaking buses when students are disembarking SR 3000 – 6000
3 Driving on the wrong side of the road SR 3000 – 6000



Traffic Fines not less than SR.1,000 and not more than SR. 2,000

S.No. Nature of Traffic Violation Fine/ Penalty Amount
1 Not having a number plate on the vehicle SR 1000 – 2000
2 Using a damaged Number plate SR 1000 – 2000
3 Carrying more passengers than specified in the registration SR 1000 – 2000
4 Not using lights when driving at night SR 1000 – 2000
5 Gathering for joy at riding areas SR 1000 – 2000



Traffic Fines not less than SR.500 and not more than SR. 900

S.No. Nature of Traffic Violation Fine/ Penalty Amount
1 Following emergency vehicles using a siren SR 500 – 900
2 Not stopping at traffic signals SR 500 – 900
3 Writing slogans or putting stickers on cars SR 500 – 900
4 Tinting windows beyond the specified limits SR 500 – 900
5 Drinking Tea while driving a car SR 500 – 900



Traffic Fines not less than SR.300 and not more than SR. 500

S.No. Nature of Traffic Violation Fine/ Penalty Amount
1 Littering or not focusing on driving SR 300 – 500
2 Holding a license which is expired SR 300 – 500
3 Not using a child seat SR 300 – 500
4 Leaving a child under 10 years of age alone in the car SR 300 – 500



Traffic Fines not less than SR.150 and not more than SR. 300

S.No. Nature of Traffic Violation Fine/ Penalty Amount
1 Where Motorists don’t use indicators while changing lanes SR 150 – 300
2 Reversing the vehicle for more than 20 meters on main roads SR 150 – 300
3 Not holding a license SR 150 – 300
4 Using excessively, the Car horn SR 150 – 300
5 Not taking a vehicle for maintenance SR 150 – 300
6 Not wearing a seat belt SR 150 – 300
7 Fail to maintain the sufficient distance between vehicles SR 150 – 300
8 Crowding at the scene of accidents SR 150 – 300
9 Using Mobile while driving a car SR 150 – 300



Traffic Fines not less than SR.100 and not more than SR. 150

S.No. Nature of Traffic Violation Fine/ Penalty Amount
1 Leaving a vehicle without switching off the engine SR 100 – 150
2 Not Possessing Insurance documents SR 100 – 150
3 Crossing Roads in specified areas available for pedestrians only SR 100 – 150
4 Failing to provide a way to the pedestrians at crossings SR 100 – 150

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