The fine for crossing Red Light in Saudi Arabia = SR 3,000

As we know, on 8th August Saudi government passed many regulations which have been implemented from 1st of Muharram 1438. The two major regulations passed on that day are related to hike in visa fee and change in fines for traffic violations. With the start of new Hijri year, these changes have been implemented. There were also rumors that the fine for crossing red light has been increased to SR 6,000. However, recently it has been noticed that people have been getting tickets worth SR 3,000 for crossing a red light. It was published in the newspapers that time that the fine will be increased to SR 6,000. One of our readers shared with us a ticket of SR 6,000 for crossing a red light. However, it appears that Traffic Department took pity on people and reduced the fine for crossing a red light to SR 3,000 now.

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Penalty: SR3,000-SR6,000 fine and vehicle seizure: The following violations used to be treated as Category I violations. There was a fine of SR 500 to SR 900 on them. I am not sure, if they have changed the penalty on all category I violations or just following items. Recommended: List of Traffic Fines in Saudi Arabia

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1-Crossing Red Signal will cost SR 3,000 plus seizure of the vehicle. A couple of years ago culprits used to spend 24 hours behind bars before paying the fine of SR 500. Recommended: Crossing Red Light will result in 24 Hours Jail

2-Overtaking school buses while they pick up or drop off children

3-Using illegal number plates or number plate of other vehicles

4-Fitting accessories that are permitted only for official vehicles or emergency vehicles

5-Tampering road signs reflectors and poles

6-Refusing to stop at checkpoints or when security patrols ask for it

7-Displaying logos or stickers that are against public etiquette

Penalty: SR 1,000 to SR2,000 fine. The following violations used to be treated as Category II violations. There was a fine of SR 300 to SR 500 on them. I am not sure if they have changed the penalty on all category II violations or just following items. Recommended: List of Traffic Fines in Saudi Arabia

1-Stopping on railway track

2-Carrying passengers exceeding the permitted number on the vehicle registration card (Istimara)

3-Refusing to show driving license or Istimara (when asked by authorities)

4-Not displaying number plate of vehicle

5-Failure to wear helmet by motorcyclists

6-Seizing driving license or Istimara of another person or giving it on mortgage

Penalty: SR 5,000-SR10,000 fine and vehicle seizure

1-Obliterating or attempt to obliterate special features of a vehicle

2-Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs

3-Carrying out any activities on the road without prior coordination (with the concerned authorities)

Penalty: SR10,000 – SR 60,000

1-Failure of a motorist involved in an accident to stop at the scene and failure to take the initiative to inform the competent department and provide possible assistance to those injured in the accident. – SR 10,000

2-A drifter or stunt driver will face;

  • The seizure of vehicle for 15 days and a fine of SR20,000 for first violation
  • The seizure of vehicle for 30 days and a fine of SR40,000 for second violation
  • The vehicle will be seized and a fine of SR60,000 will be slapped, and the violator will be referred to the court.

Many people have commented on this blog that the above-mentioned regulations have not been implemented yet. Thanks to God!

Source: Saudi Gazette

  • Dr. Barry

    I hope they apply the same rule to drivers going all way to the last right lane making left turn and vice Versa cutting in from of people and causing fatal accidents. I see drivers doing this and police officers watching and not doing anything!!! Not just red light—all traffic rules should be respected, minor or major both cause accident..

  • Syed Bilal

    Dr. Barry….. what do you think about the Drivers, crawling in the fast track at the speed of 80KMs and they dont move even u beg …. and we all know where are they from πŸ˜‰

  • khris

    Last few week I was given 3000 sr. Mukafa for little 4pcs stickers installed @ the back of my car. I did’nt know if thats a violation or not..

  • Can you share with me the screenshot of the message you have received? I will check if you can challenge it? Please send me the pictures of the stickers you have placed on your car as well. I will try to find out a way to challenge and reduce the traffic fine.

  • Omer Qasim

    Dear Steve
    Will it be a violation if crossed blinking Green light at a speed of around 65km/hr. Also what about if crossed on yellow light. What are the conditions in these kind of cases please explain in detail.
    Thanks

  • You can cross on Yellow and Green lights. However, your speed should not be more than the speed limit of that road

  • Mohamed Yousuf

    Can any one tell me about signal violation.. Actually I was crossed signal while on Yello then I stopped my car immediately after crossed. After that almost 10sec cemar was flashing meanwhile the next road signal open and vehicles ware crossing from my left to right side while flashing the cemara..Really I don’t know the cemara flashing for my car or others.??

  • Jetlogs

    Dear Steve,
    last thursday(05 jan 2017) i went to dammam.. and unfortunately i crosses in the stoplight in the last count of 1(green) then yellow light is on i see the camera blinking. i dont know if it is for me or for the other car. but i did not see any car next to me. but i did not see car turning right also(it might be the car turning right) . the question is . the camera will shoot even i reach the middle on yellow light? i mean i cross on last count of green then yellow im in the middle..thank yousteve

  • Jetlogs

    what happen to you brother? did you recieve sms already?

  • Mohamed Yousuf

    Still not received any SMS… Because I’m using company vehicle…While I receiving this vehicle I was not having current license. Through my new iqama under I received this vehicle. Whatever it..Now I’m holding new driving license in current iqama number…
    Till now I’m not getting any SMS from moi and any email from company…The cemara flashed on last Wednesday 5:30pm.

  • Jetlogs

    maybe you will not recieve anything.. inshaAllah

  • Jetlogs

    Omer, what happen to your violation?

  • Mohamed Yousuf

    Thanks for your valuable response…I want to know one thing… Through vehicle name plate can we find there is any violation or not…?? Coz today I went to my head office and asking is there any violation or not.. they were saying will check and tell you later simply….Then I left from there…

    Is there any way to find from vehicle name plate??

  • Mohamed Yousuf

    I found the vehicle is not under my iqama Number…Then I went to my office and asking them to check…
    Is there any way to find from vehicle name plate??

  • Jetlogs

    Brother you are in the safe side. The violation will not be under your name because the car is not under you. Unless the company will found out that you made a violation and in that case they will deduct it on yoir salary

  • Omer Qasim

    Actually i crossed yellow with speed around 50km/hr and most probably speed limit of that road was 60km/hr so thankfully no violation.

  • Jetlogs

    same situation with me, but until now i did not recieve any violation thru text even in MOI system no violation fro the past 7 days already.

  • Shan RAh

    hi, Can any of you please tell me the time duration of getting message notification after occurred violation? I am confusing still on a violation occurred myself 2 days back. I didn’t receive message or updated In Absher so far. For sure the camera blink on me when I accidently crossed in red signal

  • Jetlogs

    any update Omer.. did you recieve text message from Morror? me unti now (11 days) no message evven in MOI

  • You normally get the message on next working day.

  • Shan RAh

    Thank you Steve..
    I am frequently checking absher as well as my inbox πŸ™‚
    occurred date is on 14th jan night
    today is 17

  • Shan RAh

    Is there any consideration for first time? As I am sure the camera blinked on me

  • Shan RAh

    jetlogs, I am also in the situation you had faced.
    Now 3 days going to pass after the camera blinked on me.. Shall I keep pacify myself that nothing bad will not happened??
    How was your experience..

  • Jetlogs

    Shafeeque brother some saudi told me that one blink of xamera is only for warning.. Twice or more sure you will get violation. Luckyly until now i dont recieve any message from moroor. I am hoping that this will not chrge me

  • Jetlogs

    How many blink the camera capture you?

  • Shan RAh

    I guess one. From right back side

    Usually how long will take to get notification?

  • Shan RAh

    Jetlogs, I have received message after 3 days that 3000 SR penalty should be paid

  • Shan RAh

    Hi Steve,
    I have received message after 3 days that 3000 SR penalty should be paid

    Is there any imprisonment? I could pay the amount online.. so no problem any more.. right??

  • Jetlogs

    Oh for sad to hear that news… I am hoping i will not get any message as i encounter the violation 5 january

  • Shan RAh

    in Sha Allah, you will not..

  • bonzaff2003

    Need help! I just had a worst experience a week ago. I occasionally see and do follow some cars turning right on red light after stopping a few seconds, but just last Feb.3,2017 when I’m in front & slowly turning right on red-light, the camera flashed. I was surprised!!! All I thought was just ok because after the 2nd,3rd & 4th day I checked on my Absher account was zero penalty; but was shocked when I received an SMS on the 7th day Feb.9 with a penalty of 3000sr. My heart bleeds & so worried specially on my kids tuition fees & other basic expenses! this is a month salary… can this penalty be contested? Thanks a lot for your kind advise!

  • Thushara Weerasuriya

    When i reach closer to the traffic lights it was blinking green light so suddenly i tried to stop the car but unfortunately I stopped little further to the intersection lines and at that moment light was yellow meantime i got flashed from the camera but i did stop.I did not continue through the intersection. Then I backed up behind the intersection line again(i reversed my car)

    Do they consider this as crossing the traffic lights??

  • When it flashed, you were on the line, we can just hope that they will not charge you for this.

  • rushdi

    yes hopefully inshaa allah,,

  • rushdi

    dear Letlogs me to had a same incident week ago so i wanna know what happen to you regarding this i hope you din’t gt?

  • Faheem Khan Jadoon

    Same to me yesterday
    Plz imform me some body about this

  • rushdi

    If you not continue probably nothing to worry inshaa allah you wil not get,,

  • Thushara Weerasuriya

    Dear Faheem for me i didn’t get any violation on this so as rushdi said below if you not continue probably you will not get inshaa allah,,,,

    Lets hope for the best

    Thanks,

  • Faheem Khan Jadoon

    Thanks brother
    In my case the light was red and I reached the line and sudenly there was two flashes one by one from the back side mean while I was stopped and didn’t continue and there was no flash from front side

  • Faheem Khan Jadoon

    Thanks brother for ur best regards

  • Thushara Weerasuriya

    No flash from front means probably its not for you ,,,, anyway will hope for the best,,

  • Mohamed Yousuf

    Good morning Mr.jetlogs,

    Yesterday i got a single flash camera on traffic signal at Dammam.. Actually while I am turning left on signal the signal has remaining 1 sec blinking on Green but I got single flashed camera..At same time my vehicle speed was below 60 kmp/h and above 40 kmp/h.
    It will be penalty?? if so how much may be it is??

    Please tell me…

  • Ziyad Mohammed Abdulla

    Did u get the Fine?/

  • Ziyad Mohammed Abdulla

    Did u get the fine?
    Please reply?

  • Faheem Khan Jadoon

    Only 150

  • Faheem Khan Jadoon

    Only 150 bro

  • rushdi

    Bro any updates?

  • Faheem Khan Jadoon

    I got only 150 sr

  • samshudeen babu

    Dear friends.
    Today I went Makka. When green light is there so I crossed the signal but camera had flashed. . So please let me know I will get fine or not.

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