Saudi Arabia clarifies on driving cars with non-Saudi license plates

The department emphasized the importance of adhering to traffic regulations and warned against violators, threatening fines and vehicle seizure.

Riyadh: The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s General Department of Traffic (Muroor) has clarified that the vehicles with non-Saudi license plates can only be driven by citizens of the country where the license was issued.

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This came in response to an inquiry on the department’s X account, asking if, “One of my relatives has a car in Kuwait with Kuwaiti plates and I have authorization for it in Kuwait. Is it allowed to enter the Kingdom?.”

In response, the department said, “Peace be upon you. Vehicles bearing non-Saudi plates must be driven by citizens of the country where the plates are issued. We are happy to communicate with you.”

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The department emphasized the importance of adhering to traffic regulations and warned against violators, threatening fines and vehicle seizure.

Traffic patrol teams are urged to monitor cars with non-Saudi license plates to detect violations due to an increase in non-Saudi number plate usage among citizens.

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