Traffic Rules / Traffic Law in Saudi Arabia

It is divided into four sections starting with the most severe violations category first and is distributed as follows:

First category 

Penalties( Fine amount – SR 500 to SR 900,  to book the vehicle with a fine).

  1. Driving the vehicle prior to obtaining a driver’s license
  2. Driving the vehicle without license plates (with impounding  of the vehicle until the removal of the violation).
  3. Driving the vehicle without a rear license plate (with impoundment of the vehicle until the removal of the violation).
  4. To use different license plates other than those belonging to the vehicle (with impoundment of the vehicle until the removal of the violation).
  5. To use illegal license plates (with impoundment of the vehicle until the removal of the violation).
  6. To install equipment in the vehicle, similar to equipment of official vehicles and  emergency vehicles (with impoundment of the vehicle until the removal of the violation).
  7. Obliterate or attempt to blur the definition of special features of the vehicle (with the impoundment of the vehicle until the removal of the violation).
  8. Driving under the influence of intoxicant or narcotic drug or prescription drugs forewarned for about the narcotic influence.
  9. Bypass the traffic light at the red light.
  10. Driving the vehicle in the opposite direction of traffic.
  11. Shuffle quickly between vehicles on public roads.
  12. Exceed the speed limit by more than twenty-five kilometers per hour.
  13. Overtaking in prohibited areas such as bends where overtaking and the highlands.
  14. Stand on the railroad.
  15. Not cover the shell and load transmitted. (for trucks)
  16. To carry out works on public roads prior to coordination with the competent department.
  17. Not halting the vehicle completely at “Stop” sign.
  18. Not to give the advantage of being fully standing at the signal (in front of you preference) in the case of the passage of vehicles on the road given his preference.
  19. Not giving priority to vehicles coming from right at the intersection of equal access to preferences at the same time and when there is no signal priority.
  20. Not giving priority to vehicles on the main road in the absence of a signal advantage.
  21. Non-compliance with hand signals the security man at the organization of the movement and not to give priority to the reference optical signals.
  22. Not giving priority to vehicles within the roundabout by cars outside in the absence of traffic lights or a security officer directs traffic.
  23. Driving a vehicle without the availability of necessary equipment such as brakes, lights, or the like, putting public safety at risk (with the impoundment of the vehicle until the removal of the violation).
  24. Do not use lights or needed when driving in weather conditions where visibility is not clear.
  25. Driving in tunnels without lights lighting.  

Second category

Penalties  ( Fine amount – SR 300 to SR 500, or to book the vehicle with a fine).

  1. Any amendment or addition to the structure or body of the vehicle without taking the statutory procedures (with the impoundment of the vehicle until the removal of the violation).
  2. The conduct of public works vehicles, industrial, agricultural or construction on the roads before taking the necessary measures to avoid harm, including the development of non-reflective slide on the back side of the vehicle (with the impoundment of the vehicle until the removal of the violation).
  3. The conduct of a vehicle that causes pollution of the environment on public roads (with the impoundment of the vehicle until the removal of the violation).
  4. Exceed the speed limit by not more than twenty-five kilometers per hour.
  5. Tampering with the road or reflectors or Ahakhsat governing the movement of traffic.
  6. Not to stand at checkpoints, security patrols or when there is a router or a mark had to stand.
  7. Non-compliance with organizations traffic at intersections.
  8. Use the vehicle for the purpose for which is licensed for.
  9. A number of passengers more than the number specified in the license to walk.
  10. Passenger transport in areas not reserved for them in the vehicle.
  11. Refusing to show the documentation for the driver or the vehicle for unauthorized access.
  12. Non-compliance with the limits of the specific tracks on the road.
  13. Leave objects or objects on public roads, putting public safety at risk.
  14. Not to give preference to car traffic official convoys or emergency.
  15. Beyond the school bus when stopped to load or for download.
  16. Driving license for driving expired.  

Third category

Penalties (Fine amount – SR 150-300 )

  1. Non-availability of the statutory requirements of the trailer.
  2. Failure to provide vehicle technical inspection of the league.
  3. Violation of the rules of the use of lights convergence.
  4. Failure to take necessary precautions when you stop the vehicle in emergency situations on public roads.
  5. Barriers inside the vehicle obstruct the driver’s vision.
  6. Not to carry driver’s license or permit traffic while driving.
  7. Leave the vehicle on the road with a slope not to take the necessary precautions.
  8. Violation of regulations on road traffic.
  9. Failure to maintain the plates of the vehicle.
  10. Failure to terminate the procedures for transfer of vehicle ownership.
  11. Failure to terminate the procedures for amending the use of the vehicle.
  12. No seat belt.
  13. Non-use of safety seats for children.
  14. Failure to observe the rules of preference.
  15. Non-directed vehicle for export within the period specified.
  16. Hand-held mobile phone use while driving.
  17. Stimulant abuse the vehicle.
  18. Not to wear a helmet when riding a mechanism.
  19. Leadership in the tracks is dedicated to it.
  20. The failure of the owners of animals excluded from the roads.

Fourth category

Penalties (Fine amount – SR 100 to SR 150)

  1. The use of unauthorized devices in the vehicle or put banners or posters are contrary to public morals.
  2. Leave vehicles on public roads in areas not assigned to them is a necessity.
  3. Throw any objects outside the vehicle while walking.
  4. Conduct of vehicle without a front panel.
  5. Get off or ride during the course of the vehicles.
  6. Pedestrian crossing of the ways of non-designated areas for them.
  7. Non-compliance with pedestrian signals of their own.
  8. Slowdown in traffic in a manner impedes the movement.
  9. Parking the vehicle in places not intended for parking.
  10. Stand in the parking places and people with special needs of this category is allowed.
  11. Concern without the road while driving the vehicle.
  12. The absence of an insurance policy.
10 replies
  1. Sreejith Nair says:


    I am having UAE driving License,could I drive here in Saudi Arabia with the same? and If I wanted to get a Saudi Arabian driving license what formalities I need to undergo,as some friends told if I am submitting my UAE license they will cut it and issue the KSA license.
    I need my UAE License also.Currently I am having the copy of my Indian License and Original UAE license.
    Kindly let me the actual and easy procedure as I need to travel diff location due to my work nature.currently I am using UAE Driving License.

  2. dranreb says:

    I’d like to buy a scooter, driving such that one need a driver license? What is the required cc in motorcycle to have a license? Just asking…

  3. muhammad kamran says:

    what z the fine , if u stop completely at red signal in second row to the right nd then u take a right turn. ?
    is this an offence ?
    amount of fine plz?


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