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Road Speed Limits, buffer, and Fines in Saudi Arabia

Road safety is critical to protecting both drivers and pedestrians. One critical part of road safety is obeying speed limits and comprehending the repercussions of speeding infractions.


In this post, we will look at Saudi Arabia's road speed limits, speed buffers, and fines for exceeding them.

Road Speed Limits in Saudi Arabia - HowSaudi

Speed Buffers

To account for minor variations in speedometer accuracy and driver compliance, Saudi Arabia implements speed buffers. These buffers provide a small margin above the posted speed limit before triggering penalties. However, it's important to remember that exceeding the designated speed limits, even within the buffer range, can still pose risks and result in fines.


Fines for Overspeeding

Exceeding the posted speed limits beyond the permissible buffer range can lead to fines in Saudi Arabia. The fines for overspeeding are categorized based on the degree of violation, as follows:


1. Speed Limit of 120 km/h or less

Overspeeding Range

Fine Range

Overspeeding within 10 km/h

SAR 0

Overspeeding by more than 10 km/h to 20 km/h

SAR 150 - SAR 300

Overspeeding by more than 20 km/h to 30 km/h

SAR 300 - SAR 500

Overspeeding by more than 30 km/h to 40 km/h

SAR 800 - SAR 1000

Overspeeding by more than 40 km/h to 50 km/h

SAR 1200 - SAR 1500

Overspeeding by more than 50 km/h

SAR 1500 - SAR 2000

2. Speed Limit of 140 km/h or less

Overspeeding Range

Fine Range

Overspeeding within 4 km/h

SAR 0

Overspeeding by more than 5 km/h to 10 km/h

SAR 300 - SAR 500

Overspeeding by more than 10 km/h to 20 km/h

SAR 800 - SAR 1000

Overspeeding by more than 20 km/h to 30 km/h

SAR 1200 - SAR 1500

Overspeeding by more than 30 km/h

SAR 1500 - SAR 2000

Adhering to road speed limits is crucial for ensuring the safety of all road users in Saudi Arabia. By understanding the designated speed limits, respecting speed buffers, and avoiding overspeeding, drivers can contribute to a safer and more efficient transportation system. Remember, safety should always be the top priority when navigating the roads of Saudi Arabia.


Source: MOI

 

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