Traffic violations and penalties regulations
Without prejudice to the prescribed measures in traffic law or any harsher penalty in any other law, a fine of not less than 50 pounds and not more than 200 pounds shall be imposed on anyone who commits one of the following acts:
- Using high beam headlights or floodlights in a way that violates what has been prescribed regarding using them.
- Parking vehicles at night on unlit roads with their lightening dim headlights and red taillights or light reflectors turned off.
- Driving the vehicle at night without lightening the prescribed headlights and red lights or light reflectors, whether these lights were not in use or broken or missing.
- Allowing persons to sit on top of mobile vehicle.
- Failure to keep the right side on a two – way road.
- Violating provisions of articles 65,67,68,69,70 of traffic law.
- Failure to follow the traffic signs and instructions of traffic police officers.
- Trucks violating conditions of weight, height, width and length of the load.
- Using alarm devices in a way that violates what has been prescribed in using them. Also, as stated in article 9 devices used in committing the felony shall be confiscated.
Article (74) bis
Without prejudice to the prescribed measures in traffic law or any harsher penalty in any other law, a fine of not less than 50 pounds and not more than 100 pounds shall be imposed on anyone who commits one of the following acts:
- Driving a motor vehicle at a speed less than the minimum limit if it resulted in a traffic jam.
- Using a motor vehicle for a different purpose than what’s proved in the license.
- The driver or the front - seat passenger does not wear a seatbelt in a mobile vehicle, and this is according to the rules and conditions of the implementing regulations in traffic law
- Motorcyclist fails to use a helmet.
- Using a hand – held mobile phone while driving.
- Failure to fix vehicle number plate in its place.
- Failure to provide the vehicle with usable fire distinguishing tools or not being within the driver and the passengers’ reach.
- Failure to fix number plate on a moving vehicle, changing its data or its color.
Without prejudice to the prescribed measures in traffic law or any harsher penalty in any other law, imprisonment of not more than three months and a fine not less than 100 pounds and not more than 500 pounds, or one of those two penalties shall be imposed on anyone who commits one of the following acts:
Driving a motor vehicle over the speed limit.
- Driving an unlicensed motor vehicle, having an expired license, a withdrawn license or a withdrawn number plate.
- Driving a motor vehicle without a driving license, a license of a different purpose, an expired license, a withdrawn or suspended one.
- Failure to fix number plate on SMV, or using another vehicle’s number plate.
- Holding up traffic or blocking it on purpose.
- Violating provisions of article 70, first paragraph of traffic law.
- Changing data or color of a vehicle’s number plat.
- Failure to meet licensing procedures of establishing or managing a driving school. In all cases, the penalty shall be doubled when committing a similar type of the first crime in six months of its commitment,.
Article (75) bis
Without prejudice to the prescribed measures in traffic law or any harsher penalty in any other law, imprisonment of not more than three months and a fine not less than 500 pounds and not more than 1000 pounds, or one of those two penalties shall be imposed on everyone who possesses , in his vehicle, or uses devices to detect or alert the locations of speed radar or influence its function, in addition to the confiscation of these devices.
Without prejudice to the prescribed measures in traffic law or any harsher penalty in any other law, imprisonment of not less than three months and not more than one year with a fine of not less than 500 pounds and not more than 1000 pounds or one of these two penalties, shall be imposed on everyone who drives under the influence of a narcotic substance or alcohol. The penalty shall be doubled when committing the same act in a year of the final conviction.
Without prejudice to the prescribed measures in traffic law or any harsher penalty in any other law, a fine of no less than 10 pounds and no more than 25 pounds, shall be imposed when committing the other stated violations in traffic law and in the implementing decisions.
If a licensed driver is convicted for committing a criminalized act in accordance with articles 74 till 77 of traffic act, the judge may embed the suspension of the driving license for no more than one year starting from the date of the sentence end, execution with physical obligation, or starting from the sentence date if it is coupled with suspension of action.
In such cases, the judge may stipulate that the license shall be reissued , provided that the convicted person shall spend the period set by the judge at one of the driving schools / centers referred to in article 43 of traffic act.
In cases of administrative license suspension based on any other text of traffic act, the period of the administrative suspension shall be counted from the period through which the suspension is sentenced.
Article (79) : canceled
Without prejudice to the stipulated rules and procedures in article (18)bis of Criminal Procedure Code regarding reconciliation in offences and misdemeanors, reconciliation is acceptable in the referred cases in article 74 of traffic act, if the offender pays 25 pounds periodically. Reconciliation is also acceptable in the stated offences in traffic act committed by pedestrians, if they pay 5 Pounds.
The minutes of reconciliation shall be edited by traffic police officers. The Minister of Interior, by a decision, shall regulate the procedures of reconciliation stipulated in the first paragraph of this article. Reconciliation shall result in the termination of the criminal proceeding.
In all cases, reconciliation is not acceptable in the stipulated cases in item (6) of article (74) in traffic act.
Article (81) canceled
If any vehicle’s driver is accused of a manslaughter unintended injury, the public prosecution may suspend the driving license for maximum one month. In case the public prosecutor sees the extension of the license suspension, it should consult the Magistrate to order the cancellation or the extension of suspension for a period determined by him.
Article (81) bis
The criminal proceeding in the offences stipulated in traffic act, shall be terminated within 3 years from the date of committing the act. The sentence will be no longer imposed within 3 years from final sentence coming into force.