In every country, using a mobile phone while driving a vehicle is considered as major traffic violation, same in Saudi Arabia where the accident rate is very high in such a low population where almost 7200 people were died due to road accident in a year. This figure is really alarming for Saudi Authorities. But the government make a step to control these accidents especially for those who use mobile while driving in KSA. Saudi Authorities make changes in the traffic laws due to which now any person uses mobile while driving will face 24 hours of jail and maximum of SAR 300 fine will be imposed.
These new law changes were announced by Ministry of interior MOI KSA to control excessive use of mobile while driving which in the result of a serious accident even death. According to Arab News 60 people were also faces above penalty of 24-hour jail in last month. For those who constantly break the law for over speeding i.e driving over speed of 160/km may also face the 24 hours jail law.
The new laws which were announced are almost seventy-three from which Eleven traffic offenses may led you 24 hours imprisonment these laws were implemented for public safety and to reduce traffic accident these offences includes red light violation in KSA, Influence driving, Wrong side driving, Stunt driving and unclear number plates of the vehicle.
If the vehicle of any person caught three times for over speeding can receive 3 text messages from the traffic police and then he will be asked to come to traffic police office if the person unable to attend office than his license will be canceled and penalty will be imposed.
- New Fine for Using Mobile While Driving:
- SAR 150 to 300 and detained for 24 hours.
- Remember the fine of SAR 300 is not final many drivers reported that they still getting fine of SAR 500.
- Previous Fines: Before Feb 2018.
- SR 500 with 24 hours Jail if caught for the first time.
- SR 1,500 with 24 hours Jail if caught the second time.
- SR 15,000, 24 hours Jail and car will be confiscated by traffic police for 30 days if caught the third time.
Procedure for applying Driving licence in KSA
The traffic services were already blocked for many people due to high-speed crossing 160 per hour, every person who violates law number of time must have to attend traffic police office otherwise more services were blocked for the person in Saudi Arabia such as for payment of online service on MOI.
The list of traffic violation in KSA is unlimited as the roads have less traffic due to low population with having very high-speed modern cars. Many people break the laws without hesitation but this law absolutely makes most of them shocking. See the list of traffic violations with fines in Moi KSA.