Saudi Arabia to launch new traffic points system
2012-03-18 - AMEinfo.com | Saudi Arabia | Latest News - Saudi Arabia: Saudi Arabia's General Administration of Traffic is set to introduce a new system next Hijri year (mid-November) which could see motorists get suspensions of three months to a year, a lifetime ban and imprisonment, Saudi Gazette has reported. The Traffic Violations Points System will be initially enforced in Jeddah and Riyadh where drivers will be given copies of their points record every time they go to the traffic department to pay their fines. According to the new system, when a driver gets 18 points in one year, his license will be suspended for three months, he will be imprisoned for seven days and fined SR300. If the driver gets the same number of points a second time in one year, his license will be suspended for six months, he will be jailed for a fortnight, pay a fine of SR600 and attend a rehabilitation program for one week.  

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