8 cases where overtaking is prohibited in Saudi Arabia

Do you know you could be fined for overtaking? The Saudi traffic department has published 8 scenarios where overtaking could be fined. Here are those cases.

1 – Overtaking is not allowed when the vision is not clear. This is the case due to heavy rainfall, dust, or fog which makes the vision unclear. In such a case overtaking could prove highly dangerous and can result in an accident.

2 – Overtaking is not permissible when there is no chance of safe overtaking. Overtaking can only be done when you are 100% sure that you can make it safely.

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3 – Overtaking is banned when the vehicle in front has already signaled to overtake. Now, in such a case, he has the right to overtake and you have to wait until he does so.

4 – Overtaking cannot be done on slopes, slippery roads, intersections, and ascents.

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5 – Overtaking cannot be done when the rear vehicle has signaled or has started to overtake.

6 – Overtaking is not allowed if there are solid lines on the roads. You can overtake only when there are dotted lines on the road.

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7 – Overtaking is prohibited at the zebra crossing, at intersections, and at the railway line.

8 – When the speed of the vehicle in front of you is greater than your vehicle’s speed, you cannot overtake it.

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Steve has been living in Saudi Arabia since 2013 and writing about Saudi rules, regulations, guides, and procedures since then.