What are the different levels of fines for over-speeding in Saudi Arabia?

Over-speeding is a common dilemma in Saudi Arabia. If you conduct a survey, I think you will find more than 50% drivers are fined for over-speeding in Saudi Arabia. 95% drivers will accept that they do over-speeding on highways.

Over-speeding is very dangerous. It does not only put your life at stake but also endangers the life of other people on road. In Saudi Arabia, 19 people die due to road accidents every day and most of the times reason is over-speeding.

Saudi Traffic Police has recently changed the amount of fine on over-speeding. The traffic violation on the road with a maximum speed of 120km/hr is different from the road of 140km/hr. Moreover, the buffer limit which used to be 10% of the maximum speed limit has also been changed.

Traffic Fines for Over-Speeding on a road with a maximum speed limit of 120km/hr or less

1-There is a grace speed of 9km/hr of the maximum allowed speed. Let’s say, if the maximum speed on a road is 90 kph, Saher camera will not flash up to 99 kph. In case the maximum speed is 120 kph, Saher camera will not flash by 129 kph.

2-There is a fine of SR 150 to SR 300 if you exceed the maximum speed limit by less than 20 kph. Let’s say, if the maximum speed limit is 120 kph and Saher camera flashes as you are driving at 130 kph, you are most likely to be fined with SR 150. However, if you are caught driving at 135 kph, the amount of fine will be SR 300.

3-There is a fine of SR 300 to SR 500 if you over-speed by 20km/hr to 30km/hr over and above the maximum allowed limit.

4-There is a fine of SR 800 to SR 1,000 if you over-speed by 30km/hr to 40km/hr over and above the maximum allowed limit.

5-There is a fine of SR 1,200 to SR 1,500 if you over-speed by 40km/hr to 50km/hr over and above the maximum allowed limit.

6-There is a fine of SR 1,500 to SR 2,000 if you over-speed by more than 50km/hr over and above the maximum allowed limit.

The following table published by the Saudi Traffic Police explains the traffic violations for over-speeding on the roads with a maximum speed limit of 140km/hr in detail.

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Traffic Fines for Over-Speeding on a road with a maximum speed limit of 140km/hr

1-There is a grace speed of 4km/hr of the maximum allowed speed. Saher camera will not flash up to 144 kph. The Saher camera will flash at 145 km/hr speed. Be careful, the grace limit, in this case, is just 4km/hr unlike 9km/hr as stated above.

2-There is a fine of SR 300 to SR 500 if you exceed the maximum speed limit by less than 10 kph. Let’s say, if Saher camera flashes as you are driving at 145 kph, you are most likely to be fined with SR 300. However, if you are caught driving at 150 kph, the amount of fine will be SR 500.

3-There is a fine of SR 800 to SR 1,000 if you over-speed by 10km/hr to 20km/hr over and above the maximum allowed limit of 140km/hr.

4-There is a fine of SR 1,200 to SR 1,500 if you over-speed by 30km/hr to 30km/hr over and above the maximum allowed limit of 140km/hr.

5-There is a fine of SR 1,500 to SR 2,000 if you over-speed by more than 30km/hr over and above the maximum allowed limit of 140km/hr.

The following table published by the Saudi Traffic Police explains the traffic violations for over-speeding on the roads with a maximum speed limit of 140km/hr in detail.

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6-If drivers exceed 170 kph speed, licenses are suspended and they are taken to court. Punishments include detention and even withdrawal of license in case of repeat offenses. It is also communicated that the driver will be notified 3 times through SMS and will be asked to report to the traffic police.