SR2,000 maximum ticketing fine for speeding motorists
The Traffic Law stipulates that fines for speeding violations for motorists range between a minimum of SR150 and a maximum of SR2000. The penalties vary in accordance with the speed limit allowed on each road and highway as well as the category of vehicles.
There are provisions in the Traffic Law for fines on the basis of the speeding violations. If the speed limit on the road of 120 km/h or less, the fines are as follows: exceeding by more than 10-20 kilometer per hour — minimum fine SR150 and maximum SR300; exceeding by more than 20-30 km/h — minimum SR300 and maximum SR500; exceeding by more than 30-40 km/h — minimum SR800 and maximum SR1,000; exceeding by more than 40-50 km/h — minimum SR1,200 and maximum SR1,500; exceeding by more than 50 km/h — minimum SR1,500 and maximum SR2,000.
If the speed limit on the road of 140 km/h, the fines are as follows: exceeding by more than 5-10 km/h — minimum SR300 and maximum SR500; exceeding by more than 10-20 km/h — minimum SR800 and maximum SR1,000; exceeding by more than 20-30 km/h — minimum SR1,200 and maximum SR1,500; exceeding by more than 30 km/h -minimum SR1,500 and maximum SR2,000.Article 73 of the Traffic Law stipulates that ticketing for violations that are recorded at a minimum, may be recorded at a maximum in case of any aggravation of circumstances by a decision of a committee or committees formed by the Minister of Interior.
Article 77 of the law stipulates that if the vehicle owner or one responsible for driving the vehicle or its possessor allows another person who does not have a driving license to drive the vehicle, he shall be punished with a fine of not less than SR1,000 and not more than SR2,000, and if this results in a traffic accident, he shall be jointly liable with the illegal driver, and this will be based on the discretion of the competent court.
The Public Prosecution recently warned speeding motorists that violation of speed limits would lead to their arrest and criminal procedures apart from fines.
The Public Prosecution stated that traffic violations that endanger public safety would warrant criminal accountability against the offenders. According to the traffic regulations, light-motor vehicles can travel at a maximum speed of 140 km/h while buses at 100 km/h and trucks at 80 km/h.