No accidents on first day of women driving


By Ibrahim Alawi

Okaz/Saudi Gazette

JEDDAH — A source from the Traffic Department stated that there has not been a single accident caused by women drivers on their first day of driving on Sunday.

He added the traffic laws are strict and all drivers, males or females, are required to adhere to them.

“The fine for driving without a license is SR500. If the violator fails to pay the fines within 30 days, they would increase to SR900. In the case of an accident, both the car owner and the driver have the financial responsibility resulting from the accident,” said the source.

The source added there are violations that would result in putting female drivers in protection homes. These violations include violations against public safety, driving under the influence, jumping a red light and causing fatal accidents as a result, driving in the opposite direction, running a stop sign, driving over the speed limit, driving a malfunctioning car and driving in prohibited areas.

“In the case of missing a court date at the Traffic Court, the violator will have his or her digital services deactivated. Repeated violations may subject the driver to imprisonment,” said the source.