List of new traffic fines in Saudi Arabia in 2021

Saudi Traffic police has updated the list of traffic violations and fines in 2021. The traffic fines are divided into 8 categories as follows. 

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

Category 1 is newly introduced in which a traffic fine of SR 20,000 to SR 60,000 is imposed on the offender in Saudi Arabia along with 24 traffic violation points.

  1. SR 20,000 fine for drifting for the first time.
  2. SR 40,000 fine for drifting for the first time.
  3. SR 60,000 fine for drifting for the first time.

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

SR 5,000 to SR 10,000 fine is imposed on the offenders in 2020 who fall under category 2 of the traffic violation. 

  • When animal owners do not keep their animals away from the road.
  • Carrying out road-works before notifying the relevant authorities.
  • Hiding or changing the chassis number of the vehicle.

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

The traffic violations which come under the category is fined with SR 3,000 to 6,000.

  • Installing equipment on the vehicle which is used in official and emergency vehicles.
  • Overtaking school buses when they stop to load or unload + 4 traffic violation points.
  • Tampering with traffic regulating signs.

  • Using unauthorized devices inside the vehicle.
  • Fixing logos or posters contrary to public morals.
  • Driving in the opposite direction of the road + 12 traffic violation points.

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

As per the new update in the traffic violations list, the category 4 violation fine ranges from SR 1,000 to SR 2,000.

  • Not complying with road-limits marked on the lanes or driving in the yellow lane/shoulder.

  • Driving a vehicle without a number plate or an illegal or forged plate. 

  • Pedestrians crossing roads from places other than those allocated to them.

Category 5: SR 500 to SR 900

In category 5 of traffic violations, a fine of SR 500 to SR 900 is imposed on offenders.

  1. Driving a vehicle without a driving license.
  2. Exceeding the speed limit by more than 25 km/h. 
  3. Not using headlights at night or while driving in bad weather conditions.
  4. Using the siren of emergency vehicles unnecessarily.
  5. Violating the car tinting rules.
  6. Maneuvering in high speed between vehicles + 8 traffic violation points.
  7. Not stopping at the signal with the sign driving priority ahead.
  8. Violating traffic police hand signals while organizing traffic + 8 traffic violation points.
  9. Endangering lives by driving a vehicle without breaks.
  10. Driving a vehicle inside tunnels without lights.
  11. Using mobile phones by hand while driving + 2 traffic violation points.
  12. Loading trucks without safety measures. Uncovering, untying transported loads + 4 traffic violation points.

Category 6: SR 300 to SR 500

People who commit the category 6 traffic violations are imposed with a fine from SR 300 to SR 500.

  • Using a vehicle for unlicensed purposes.
  • Seating passengers in the vehicle in places other than those specified for them.
  • Leaving objects on public roads that endanger public safety.
  • Unnecessarily sudden use of brakes.

  • Allowing no movement priority for VIP or emergency vehicles.
  • Using expired license.
  • Slowing down driving in a manner that impedes the smooth flow of traffic.

  • Leaving the vehicle on a sloping road without a handbrake.

Category 7: SR 100 to SR 300

After the 2020 new update in the list of traffic rules, people who commit category 7 violations in Saudi Arabia are fined between SR 100 to SR 300.

  • Nose Picking while Driving.
  • Not equipping trailers as required by regulations.
  • Driving a vehicle without Fahas.
  • Not leaving a safe distance between two vehicles.

  • Infringing rules by using strong lights.
  • Parking on public roads without safety precautions.
  • Putting bars inside the vehicle that prevent driver vision.
  • Driving without a valid Istimara.

  • Driving without the transfer of vehicle ownership.
  • Driving a vehicle without a seatbelt + 2 traffic violation points.
  • Non-using safety seats meant for children.
  • Misusing the vehicle's horn.
  • Not using indicators while changing a lane.
  • Reversing a car on a highway for more than 20 meters.

Category 8: SR 100 to SR 150

The minimum fine imposed for any traffic violation in Saudi Arabia is SR 100 which comes under category 8.

  1. Throwing any objects outside the vehicle while it is moving.
  2. Getting off or riding into a vehicle while it is moving.
  3. Pedestrian’s non-compliance with signals defined for them.
  4. Parking in places defined for special needs people.
  5. Driving the car without valid insurance.
  6. Leaving a car with the engine running.

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