Fine of 500 riyals for smoking in a vehicle and 1,000 riyals for running an unauthorized private taxi


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If you operate an unauthorized private taxi, you will be fined 1,000 riyals in addition to 500 riyals for smoking in a car.

The fines for violations is in between 500 riyals to 5,000 riyals, and these includes

  • A 1,000 riyal punishment for driving a private taxi and prowling the streets and roadways looking for customers
  • A 500 riyal fine for using tobacco products while operating a motor vehicle.
  • A 5,000 riyal fine if an unlicensed driver operates the car
  • A fine of 3,000 riyals for failing to use the fare meter at the outset of the journey. 8 Top Online Shopping Sites in Saudi Arabia

The Public Transport Authority also specifies a maximum fine of 5,000 riyals for the following violations :

  • Driving a foreign taxi to transport people for a fee inside or between Kingdom cities, or to a nation other than the one where it is registered.
  • Modifications made to a vehicle after it has been technically outfitted by a service center for technical equipment that has been accredited.
  • Driving a car longer than it is intended to be driven.
  • Failing to fix the electronic systems that the Public Transport Authority or other relevant authorities have indicated.
  • Not outfitting the vehicle with all certified technical equipment from reputable equipment suppliers Electricity disconnecting the service from the consumer if the unpaid bills reach more than a thousand riyals

3,000 riyals fine for the following violations :

  • Not using the fare computation meter when the trip first begins.
  • Failing to respond within ten working days of receiving a summons from the public transportation authority.
  • Operating a public taxi service with a work permit or operating card that has expired.

2,000 riyals fine for the following violations :

  • Refusing to submit the vehicle to a technical inspection when the Public Transport Authority orders it.
  • Handling the things off the list to their owners or the security center rather than retaining them.

1,000 riyals fine for violating below rules :

  • Not offering or continuing to offer the transportation service during regular business hours or after the journey has begun.
  • A delay in operating card renewal.
  • Taking passengers off the sidewalks on roadways that are not designed for pedestrians.
  • Failing to comply with instructions to install the relevant phrases, plates, and sign boards inside the car in accordance with the regulations.
  • Failing to disclose or update information on the national address and communication methods.
  • After canceling the operating card or the end of its validity period, the type of vehicle registration cannot be changed. 6 decisions for the Saudization of several high-caliber professions across several sectors – HR Minister

500 riyals fine for the following violations :

  • Smoking inside the car or permitting others to do so.
  • Permitting several requests on a single trip inside the city where the service is allowed to be used.
  • Any violation of a passenger’s right to privacy.
  • Loading baggage without passengers or carrying bags and non-hand luggage within the car cabin or beyond the space allotted for such.
  • Disrespect for public morals and considerate treatment of passengers
  • Lack of attention to personal hygiene and appearance.
  • Neglect to keep the car’s inside and exterior clean throughout the duration of its operation.
  • The driver’s disregard for helping individuals with impairments board or exit the car.

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