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Traffic violation Points system in Saudi Arabia

 

The Saudi Arabian traffic department is introducing a pointing system to stop repeated offender from coming back on road as per the latest information. (see Arab News)

We could not find the traffic violation points system in English, so have translated the below article from Arabic. The original in Arabic can found on Riyadh Traffic Department site http://www.rt.gov.sa/

The violators driver’s license is withdrawn if the number of points accumulates to (24) points in the following manner:

  1. When the violator accumulates for the first time (24) points within a Hijri year, the driving license is withdrawn for a period of three months.
  2. When the violator accumulates for the second time (24) points within a Hijri year, the driving license is withdrawn for a period of six months.
  3. When the violator accumulates for the third time (24) points within a Hijri year, the driving license is withdrawn for a year.
  4. When the violator accumulates for the fourth time (24) points within a Hijri year, the driving license is withdrawn for good.
Points table for traffic violations
Number The name of irregularities Points
1 Driving under the influence of intoxicating or drugs. 24
2 Drifting of vehicle 24
3 Bypass the traffic light during red light 12
4 Driving in opposite direction to traffic 12
5 Shuffle quickly between vehicles on public roads 8
6 Non-compliance with the policeman’s instruction. 8
7 Driving the vehicle without brakes or lights 8
8 Not stopping at the stop sign 6
9 Failure to observe the rules of preference 6
10 Exceed the speed limit by more than 25 km per hour 6
11 Not giving priority to vehicles within the roundabout 6
12 Overtaking prohibited in areas 6
13 Standing on the railroad 6
14 Exceed the speed limit by not more than 25 km per hour 4
15 Driving in the paths that are not intended for driving. 4
16 Driving Beyond the school bus stop at the loading and unloading 4
17 Not cover the shell and load transmitted (For trucks) 4
18 Any amendment or addition to the structure or body of the vehicle without following the statutory procedures 4
19 Not using safety belt 2
20 Using hand-held mobile phone while driving 2
21 Not wearing a helmet while driving motorcycles 2

 

Take care and have a safe drive.

 

  • bhong

    The 2nd one is all about drifting(tafheet in arabic).

  • Saleem

    Has this point system implemented ?
    As far as I know, when they sent me sms for speed violation, they did NOT send any info on the points accumulated.

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  • Idrees Ahmed

    How can one check how many traffic violation points he has accumulated so far?