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You can now pay traffic fines in installments and get a 25 per cent reduction

You can request for a grace period of up to 90 days…

We’ve all been there: you accidentally creep above the speed limit or park in the wrong place and worry about the potential cost of the traffic fine you’ll face. Well, you’ll be glad to hear that Saudi Arabia’s authorities have announced changes to how you can pay your traffic fines.

The new rules, as reported by Gulf News, mean that you will be able to pay traffic fines in installments, and in certain cases get a 25 per cent discount.

If you are required to pay a fine, you will have to pay it in 15 days. The new amendment also allows you to request for a grace period for up to 90 days to pay the fine.

The new rules have been established by the Ministry of Interior, Ministry of Justice, Ministry of Finance, the Saudi Central Bank, and the Board of Grievances.

The Saudi authorities have approved an amendment to the Traffic Law, which reads: “The payment of the traffic fine for a single offense may be made in split payment. The value of the traffic fine may also be reduced by a percentage not exceeding 25 percent of its minimum value, in accordance with regulations set by the Minister of Interior in agreement with the Minister of Finance.”

Be warned: if you do not pay the fine in the specified period of time, the amount could be confiscated from your bank balance. Thankfully, you now have options, so can avoid the worst case scenario and clear your traffic fines with minimum stress.

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