The crossing of roads on foot during traffic exposes the lives of pedestrians to danger and causes traffic confusion that is the major cause of several road accidents. The traffic department has said that pedestrians crossing the highways will be fined. Crossing the highway on foot is one of the traffic violations. How much will be the fine? How can pedestrians cross the road? To know the answer to these, read the article below.
How is Crossing the Road Dangerous?
According to the local newspaper, the traffic department (Moroor) pointed out on Twitter that the lives of passers-by crossing the highway are endangered. This suspends traffic and increases the chances of traffic accidents. Hence, the highway coming from one side to the other is forbidden.
How much will be the Fine?
The pedestrians crossing the road will be fined. The traffic department (Moroor) announced that anyone crossing the highway will be fined between 1,000 and 2,000 riyals.
On what basis will they be Charged?
The traffic department (Moroor) clarified that a fine of 1,000 riyals will be levied as per the norms while the maximum fine which is fixed at 2,000 riyals will be decided by the traffic authority.
How can the Pedestrians Cross the Road?
The Saudi traffic department (Moroor) on its official twitter account calls the pedestrians to use footpaths and pedestrian bridges or proper crossings while crossing the roads.
Pedestrians should follow the proper rules while crossing the roads as any carelessness would result in the loss of their life as well as the life of the driver. The Saudi government announced these charges so that the pedestrians would take this matter seriously. For more information and news, visit our website. Stay safe. Stay tuned.