How long it takes to get traffic violation SMS in Saudi Arabia?

I think at least 95% of the drivers have become the victim of traffic violation fines in Saudi Arabia. You will hardly find anyone who has not paid the traffic violation fine. Recently, the Saudi Government has increased the traffic violation fines to stop people from violating traffic signs. The fine of crossing red light has increased to SR 3,000 from SR 500.

It is important to mention here that whenever a Saher camera flashes, it does not always convert into a traffic violation. People want to know How long it takes to get violation SMS after the Traffic Violation in Saudi Arabia. There are 3 ways of detecting a traffic violation and the duration it takes to get an SMS depends upon it.

Traffic Violation detected manually in Saudi Arabia

If you are not wearing a seatbelt, crossed a red signal without Saher cameras, parked your car inappropriately or committed any other traffic violation and the traffic police officer has observed you, he will issue a ticket to you in the paper form.

He might place it on your windscreen under the wiper if you are not available near to your vehicle. In this type of violation detection, it takes around 30 days to get an SMS for the traffic violation. However, you get intimated by the ticket itself placed on your windscreen or handed over to you.

Traffic Violation detected by Saher Cameras

There are thousands of Saher cameras placed all over the Kingdom. Some of them are portable and others are fixed. Most of them are capable of detecting if you have crossed the red signal and overspending. It is important to mention here that you can always take a right turn from the traffic signal even if it has Saher cameras following a proper procedure mention in the link “How to Take a Right turn on Red Light with Saher Cameras in KSA?”.

People want to know, how long it takes to get violation SMS after the Traffic Violation through Saher Cameras. You are notified about the traffic violation through SMS the next working day. Let’s say if a violation is detected on a Wednesday night, you will be notified by Thursday morning. If it took place on Thursday night, you will be notified by Sunday morning. Recommended: Saher System of Traffic Regulations in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Traffic Violation detected by Smart Traffic Devices

The Saudi Traffic department has provided smart traffic devices to most of their officers through which they can take pictures of the violator, select the type of traffic violation they have committed and register it in their online system in real-time. How long it takes to get violation SMS after the Traffic Violation detected by the Smart Traffic Devices in Saudi Arabia?

It takes not more than 30 minutes to receive the violation SMS. If you have parked your car wrongly and a traffic police officer detects it with his SMART device, you will probably be notified about the violation before reaching back home.

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