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. 

traffic fine: Crossing a valley during a flood.

  • When animal owners do not keep their animals away from the road.

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.

traffic violation: 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.

traffic fine: Carrying out a car race on public roads.

  • 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.

traffic violation: 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.

traffic fine: Driving in the opposite direction of the road

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.

Traffic Fine: Carrying more than the allowed number of passengers in a car.

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

traffic violation: driving in the yellow lane/shoulder.

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

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

Overtaking vehicles in curves and uphill(s).

Not wearing a helmet when riding a motorbike

fine for crossing road

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.

fine for Not using headlights at night

Loading trucks without safety measures

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.

Crossing the lanes from places where it is not allowed

Not complying with traffic regulations at road intersections

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

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.

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 at the places where parking is not allowed.
  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.