Driving license validity extended to 10 years
Riyadh, July 14, 2008
Private license validity in Saudi Arabia has now been extended to 10 years from the existing five years, a report said
Director of Traffic Department Maj Gen. Fahd Bin Saud Al-Bishr was quoted by the Saudi Gazette reports as saying a Royal Decree was issued on the new traffic regulations.
The driving license fees will be raised to SR400 ($107) from the existing SR75 ($20).
The regulation specifies the validity period for motorbike licenses also as 10 years and for other vehicles as five years.
The validity period for foreign international driving licenses has been specified as one year from the date the holder enters the Kingdom.
The new traffic regulation also imposes penalties on violations such as throwing garbage or cigarette butts on the street.