List of new traffic fines in Saudi Arabia in 2024

Updated Saudi Traffic Violations and Fines (2023)

In 2023, the Saudi Traffic Police have revised the list of traffic violations and corresponding fines, categorizing them into 8 categories as follows:

Category 1: SR 20,000 to SR 60,000

  • SR 20,000 fine for first-time drifting.
  • SR 40,000 fine for second-time drifting.
  • SR 60,000 fine for subsequent drifting offenses.

Category 2: SR 5,000 to SR 10,000

  • Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
  • Crossing a valley during a flood.
  • Failing to restrain animals from the road.
  • Initiating road-works without notifying authorities.
  • Altering or hiding vehicle chassis number.

Category 3: SR 3,000 to SR 6,000

  • Ignoring red traffic lights.
  • Failing to stop completely at stop signals.
  • Driving a car without a number plate.
  • Participating in car races on public roads.
  • Installing unauthorized equipment in vehicles.

Category 4: SR 1,000 to SR 2,000

  • Standing or stopping on railway tracks.
  • Overloading vehicles with passengers.
  • Driving on the yellow lane.
  • Driving a vehicle with a blurred number plate.
  • Abandoning vehicles on public roads.
  • Refusing to present Istimara and Iqama upon request.

Category 5: SR 500 to SR 900

  • Driving without a valid license.
  • Exceeding the speed limit by more than 25 km/h.
  • Misusing emergency vehicle sirens.
  • Violating car tinting regulations.
  • Dangerous maneuvers between vehicles.
  • Failure to use headlights at night or in bad weather.

Category 6 Traffic Violations (SR 300 to SR 500)

Category 6 traffic violations in Saudi Arabia incur fines ranging from SR 300 to SR 500. Offenses in this category include:

  • Exceeding the speed limit by not more than 25 km/h.
  • Driving at a check post with a speed exceeding 25 kph, resulting in 4 traffic violation points.
  • Crossing lanes from prohibited areas, resulting in 4 traffic violation points.
  • Making illegal modifications to a vehicle’s body, resulting in 4 traffic violation points.
  • Operating a vehicle that emits pollutants into the environment.
  • Failing to comply with traffic regulations at road intersections, resulting in 6 traffic violation points.
  • Using a vehicle for unauthorized purposes.
  • Allowing passengers to occupy seats not designated for them.
  • Failing to use safety seats for children.
  • Leaving objects on public roads, posing a hazard to public safety.
  • Applying brakes unnecessarily suddenly.
  • Failing to yield priority to VIP or emergency vehicles.
  • Driving with an expired license.
  • Slowing down in a manner that disrupts traffic flow.

Additional Information

  • An image from the Saudi Traffic Police emphasizes the importance of not impeding traffic flow by driving too slowly.
  • Leaving a vehicle on a sloping road without engaging the handbrake is also considered a violation.

Category 7 Traffic Violations (SR 100 to SR 300)

Category 7 traffic violations lead to fines ranging from SR 100 to SR 300 in Saudi Arabia. These violations include:

  • Engaging in nose-picking while driving.
  • Failing to equip trailers as required by regulations.
  • Operating a vehicle without a valid Fahas inspection.
  • Not maintaining a safe distance between two vehicles.
  • Using strong lights in violation of regulations.
  • Parking on public roads without taking safety precautions.
  • Installing bars inside the vehicle that obstruct the driver’s vision.
  • Driving without a valid Istimara registration.
  • Driving without transferring vehicle ownership properly.
  • Operating a vehicle without wearing a seatbelt, resulting in 2 traffic violation points.
  • Misusing the vehicle’s horn.
  • Failing to use indicators while changing lanes.
  • Reversing a vehicle on a highway for more than 20 meters.