TRAFFIC VIOLATIONS AND FINES

Oman Traffic Fines 2018 and Violations

The Oman traffic police have done an amazing job in educating the citizens of the city to make sure that there is very little use of Oman Traffic fines 2018. However, as it is an urban center with a very heavy flow of traffic especially during rush hours there needs to be some check and balance. The best thing about the traffic rules and fines is that everything is present in the Oman Traffic Police booklet and also, written in extremely simple English so that an average citizen can easily understand them.

One of the most systematically done traffic services is that present in Oman. The traffic police department there has made sure that citizens understand the clear distinction between types of vehicles, types of driving licenses, types of traffic violations and the types of Oman traffic fines associated with each one of the rules breaking that takes place.

There are not very many cases of traffic violation in the city of Oman however, the city traffic police works day and night to make sure that the system is being understood not just by the residents of Oman using the road network but also by all those who do not live there but are using the road network over there for some reason as part of the traffic flow.

Type of Vehicles and Licenses

According to the Oman traffic police, there is a clear difference between various kinds of vehicles and their corresponding Oman traffic fines 2018. Similarly, there are various kinds of driving licenses and not being able to show anyone while you drive a particular kind of vehicle is a serious offence which can lead you to pay a heavy portion of Oman police traffic fines.

The kinds of licenses mentioned in the original traffic rules booklet include light driving license, heavy driving license, equipment driving license and motorcycle driving license. As a driver of any of these vehicles, you must carry at least the photocopy (if not original) of the license at all times on the road. The key to staying safe is to follow rules and drive safe.

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List of Oman Traffic Fines 2018, Categories and Points of the Traffic Violations Table


First: Speed Limit Violations:

S/No. Violation Category Points
1 Exceeding the maximum speed limit by more than 80 km. per hour. First 3
2 Exceeding the maximum speed limit by more than 5 km. to 80 km. per hour. Second 2
3 Exceeding the maximum speed limit by more than 35 km. to 50 km. per hour. Third Zero
4 Exceeding the maximum speed limit by more than 15 km. to 35 km. per hour. Fourth Zero
5 Failure to reduce the speed near the schools or hospitals or markets or crowded areas with passers by or work locations, which are determined by a permit. Third 1
6 Driving at low speed on the left lane of a road of several lanes. Fourth Zero
7 Driving slowly in a form, which cripples the traffic movement. Fourth Zero
8 Failure to reduce the speed on encountering with animals. Fourth Zero
9 Failure to reduce the speed on approaching the turning points and roundabouts and junctions.

Second: Parking Violations:

S/No. Violations Category Points
1 Parking the trailer on the road in a manner which hinders the traffic movement Second Zero
2 Parking on the lane of the road for repairing the vehicle or for any purpose without taking the necessary traffic precaution measures Third Zero
3 Parking on the middle of the road for talking with passer by or parking without any reason. Second 1
4 Leaving the defective vehicle on the lanes of the road Fourth 1
5 Parking inside a roundabout Fourth Zero
6 Parking near the entrance or exit of a bridge or tunnel Third Zero
7 Parking in a manner which hinders a parked vehicle Fourth Zero
8 Double parking on the road Fourth Zero
9 Parking at an island in a roundabout or a junction Fourth Zero
10 Parking at side street and causing a closure to the road Fourth Zero
11 Reserving locations for vehicles parking without permission Third Zero
12 Parking at locations specified for the ambulance parking Fourth Zero
13 Parking at locations allocated for the national transportation buses Fourth Zero
14 Parking at the locations allocated for the handicapped Fourth Zero
15 Parking at the road side for recreation Fourth Zero
16 Parking at the entrance of a public/private workshop Fourth Zero
17 Parking at a road which accommodates one vehicle only Fourth Zero
18 Parking at the heads of the turning points or slopes Fourth Zero
19 Parking at the pavement allocated for the pedestrians Fourth Zero
20 Parking at a location which is banned for parking by a sign board Fourth Zero
21 Parking at a location banned for parking by announcement from the police Fourth Zero
22 Continuation to remain parking at the accident site after the finalization of the police action Fourth Zero
23 Parking in a manner which conceals the visibility of the signboards of the road. Fourth Zero
24 Failure to park within the lines in the allocated location for parking. Fourth Zero
25 Use of parking site fitted with meter without paying the fees. Fourth Zero

Third: Overtaking Violations:

S/No. Violation Category Points
1 Hazardous overtaking between the vehicles committed to their drive lane. First 2
2 Overtaking in the presence of a very close vehicle or a vehicle coming from the opposite direction at a very high speed. Second 2
3 Overtaking from the right side (on a road with less than three lanes unless the front vehicle driver gives the signal of turning left). Second 2
4 Overtaking at the head of a turning point/stop Second 1
5 Overtaking at a slippery location Second 1
6 Overtaking at the pedestrian crossing points Second 1
7 Overtaking at a junction/roundabout Second 1
8 Overtaking a line of parking vehicles for any reason on a road with two directions Second 1
9 Overtaking another vehicle which initiated overtaking Second 2
10 Overtaking a forefront vehicle while another vehicle is Overtaking it. Third 1
11 Overtaking at a location where Overtaking is banned. Third Zero
12 Overtaking at junction/cross roads/intersection. Third 1
13 Overtaking at road shoulders/pavements. Third 1
14 Continuation of the driving on the left lane after completion of overtaking only to obdurate the road users. Third Zero
15 Remarkable slow down during the overtaking Third Zero
16 Failure to allow an overtaking vehicle to return to proper lane on the road. Third 1
17 A truck overtaking another truck in the city. Fourth Zero

Fourth: The Violation of Vehicles:

S/No. Violation Category Points
1 Driving a heavy on the road with the emission of thick smoke Second Zero
2 Driving a vehicle while hazardous materials or liquids is leaking from it or from its loads. Second 3
3 The brakes are defective Third 1
4 The brake lights are defective Fourth Zero
5 Parking assurance devise is defective Fourth Zero
6 Driving a light vehicle with a thick smoke emission on the road. Fourth Zero
7 The chassis of the vehicle is defective. Fourth Zero
8 Driving a vehicle with broken or defective glass in a manner, which cause lack of visibility. Fourth Zero
9 Driving a vehicle without paint or deformed by blows or rust or due to piling up of dirt. Fourth Zero
10 Use of tires of different measures than the designated to the vehicle. Third Zero
11 Use of tires not suitable for the heavy vehicle Third Zero
12 Use of tires not suitable for light vehicle Fourth Zero
13 Nonavailability of the spare tire in the vehicle Fourth Zero
14 The steering gear is defective Fourth Zero
15 Lack of front or side reflecting mirror in the vehicle Fourth Zero
16 The silencer is defective Fourth Zero
17 Lack of front or rear bumper on both in the vehicle Fourth Zero
18 The passenger's seats are defective. Fourth Zero
19 Movement transmitter is defective Fourth Zero

Fifth: Transportation Violations (Passengers and Loads):

S/No. Violation Category Points
1 Carrying the passengers over the load Third Zero
2 Leaving the children on their own inside the vehicle while the engine is on or leaving the operation key inside Fourth Zero
3 Allowing the passengers to get inside the vehicle or leave the vehicle while it is moving Fourth Zero
4 Leaving doors of the vehicle open deliberately while it is moving Third Zero
5 Allowing he head and the hands to be extended outside the vehicle windows Fourth Zero
6 Leaving the children on their own in the vehicle box (pick up) during its movement. Fourth Zero
7 Allowing the passengers to stand up while the bus is moving Fourth Zero
8 Transporting more passengers than the permitted number in the taxicab Fourth Zero
9 Transportation of goods or loading them in a manner which conceals the drivers visibility Fourth Zero
10 Transporting the passengers against more charges than the designate or in vehicles other than those allocated for this purpose Third Zero
11 Collecting more charges than the specified ones for the taxicabs Fourth Zero
12 Refusal of the driver of the vehicle to transport the passengers to the agreed destination without reason Fourth Zero
13 The passing of the vehicles, the weight of which exceeds the prescribed load on the bridges Second 3
14 The touching of the vehicle parts or load to the road surface Second 3
15 The projection of the load from the heavy vehicle body Second Zero
16 Addition of metal parts with the intention to increase the capacity of the load box in a heavy vehicle. Second Zero
17 Falling of the materials from the load as they are not securely tied Second Zero
18 Pulling a vehicle on the public road in a manner which forms a hazard to the road users Second Zero
19 Towing a vehicle through a smaller vehicle in body or engine power Second Zero
20 Placing a load on a winch and driving it on a public road Second Zero
21 Failure to install covers to the heavy vehicles during carrying a load which can spill over the road Third 1
22 Projection of the load from the light vehicle Fourth Zero
23 Addition of metal parts with the intention to increase the capacity of the load box in a light vehicle Fourth Zero
24 Transportation of more load than the prescribed in the light vehicles Fourth Zero
25 Failure to use warning means to the projecting load from the vehicle box (at the rear) Fourth Zero
26 Driving a vehicle carrying hazardous materials without placing the warning marks and signals Second 3
27 Driving a vehicle carrying unusual load without obtaining the necessary permit from the concerned authority. Second 3
28 Driving a vehicle carrying unusual load without being accompanied by another vehicle Second 3

Sixth: Violations of the Passing Priorities:

S/No. Violations Category Points
1 Disturbing or hindering the passing of the official processions. First 1
2 Failure to allow the opportunity for the passing of the official processions or the emergency vehicles when carrying out their official missions. First 1
3 Failure to comply with the traffic policeman signal. Third 1
4 Failure to allow the priority for the passing of the vehicles in the round about and junctions. Third 1
5 Entrance of the main road without attention. Second 2
6 Lack of compliance with signals, which determine the passing priority. Third 1
7 Failure to comply with stop signal. Third 1
8 Driving of a motorcycle or vehicle on the pavement allocated for the pedestrians. Third 1
9 Failure to stop at the pedestrians crossing points to allow them to pass. Third 1

Seventh: Violations of the Signals and Lighting:

S/No. Violations Category Points
1 Driving the vehicle during the night without any lights at all on unlighted road. Second 2
2 Operation of the warning light or sound warning device in the emergency vehicles without any reason. Third Zero
3 Failure to use lights on the trailer at night. Third Zero
4 Driving without lights during the deterioration of the visibility due to the mist or dust or rain.
5 Use of the additional searchlights on the road in spite of the clear visibility. Third 1
6 Use of the beam lights on encountering or during the driving behind another vehicle at night. Third 1
7 Use of the emergency flashers (hazard warning lights) without reason. Fourth Zero
8 Failure to use the signals light on moving from one lane to another or use them wrongly. Third Zero
9 Lack of interior lights in the buses during night between the sunset and sunrise. Fourth Zero
10 The vehicle's main or sidelights are defective. Fourth Zero
11 Use of lights, which give discontinued dazzling, blinks at the front or rear part of the vehicle and operates with the use of the brake. Fourth Zero
12 Getting out of the road suddenly without giving the signal. Third Zero
13 Lack of the additional colored small lights required for the trucks. Fourth Zero
14 Lack of the special light on the roof of the taxicab. Fourth Zero

Eighth: Driving Violations:

S/No. Violations Category Points
1 Driving a vehicle under the influence of mentally affecting materials. First 3
2 Driving a vehicle without obtaining a driving license. First Zero
3 Arrangement of a race on the road without obtaining a permit in advance. First 3
4 Allowing somebody who has no driving license to drive a vehicle in spite of knowing so. Second Zero
5 Driving a vehicle at a high speed and in a rash manner, which constitute a hazard to the road users. First 3
6 Flee of a vehicle driver from the accident site, which caused injuries or fatalities. First 3
7 Exchange of a vehicle driving during its moving. First 3
8 Misuse of the vehicle deliberately by creating a sound from the tires to attract the attention. Second 1
9 Movement from one lane to another separated by a barrier with the intention to change direction. Second 2
10 Sudden crossing of more than one lane. Second 2
11 Driving a motorcycle without obtaining motorcycle driving learning permit. Second Zero
12 Driving a vehicle with a suspended driving license. Second Zero
13 Driving a vehicle without any number plates. Second Zero
14 Driving a light vehicle with a heavy driving license. Fourth Zero
15 Driving a heavy vehicle with a light-driving license. Third Zero
16 Passing the red traffic lights (in spite of the evidence). First 3
17 Lack of compliance with the light signal. Third 1
18 Driving a civilian vehicle with a military driving license. Fourth Zero
19 Driving a vehicle with an expired vehicle license. Fourth Zero
20 Driving a vehicle with an expired driving license. Fourth Zero
21 Driving a vehicle without carrying the driving license while driving. Fourth Zero
22 Driving a vehicle without carrying its license. Fourth Zero
23 Damage of the driving license or the vehicle license. Fourth Zero
24 Driving a vehicle with a withdrawn driving license. First Zero

Ninth: Violations of the Official Files and Plates:

S/No. Violations Category Points
1 Use of a falsified number plate. First Zero
2 Change of a vehicle engine without a permit from the directorate.
3 Change of a vehicle chassis without a permit from the Directorate. Second Zero
4 Refusal to hand the driving license or the vehicle license or give the name or address to the policeman in his uniform or after presenting his identity card (as he is in civilian dress) when he requests so. Second Zero
5 Use of number plates other than those issued by the concerned authority. Second Zero
6 Driving a vehicle with one number plate. Fourth Zero
7 Driving a vehicle with export number plate after the expiry of the prescribed period. Fourth Zero
8 Use of inspection plates after the expiry of the specified period. Fourth Zero
9 Lack of clear numbers or being seen in a deformed condition. Fourth Zero

Tenth: Violations of the Traffic Directions:

S/No. Violations Category Points
1 Driving in the opposite direction of the traffic on the main road with separated directions. Second 3
2 Failure to observe to keep to the right of the road for the trucks and construction and agricultural vehicles and winches. Second 2
3 Reversing in the opposite direction of the traffic. Fourth Zero
4 Occupation of more than half of the road with two directions. Second 2
5 Lack of compliance with the right direction on the road or at the traffic lights. Second 2
6 Turning round to the opposite direction at a section where turning is banned by a signboard. Fourth Zero
7 Failure to keep to the further most right at the turning points. Third 1
8 Failure to comply with signal of (No entry). Third 1
9 The entry of heavy vehicles to the roads where they are banned to pass by a signboard. Fourth Zero

Eleventh: Violations of Motor Vehicles Horn Device:

S/No. Violations Category Point
1 Use of horn in a disturbing manner or during the times or at locations where it is banned to use. Fourth Zero
2 Repetition of the violation of using the horn device in a disturbing manner. Third Zero

Twelve: Violations of the Accessories:

S/No. Violations Category Points
1 Use of devices, which give warning on detecting the radars, or influence their efficiency. Second Zero
2 Installation of a television at the front part of the vehicle. Second Zero
3 Installation or use of warning instrument similar to the emergency or police vehicles warning instruments. Third Zero
4 Accessories, which change the use purpose of the vehicle without obtaining a permit. Second Zero
5 Placement of posters/decoration tools on the vehicle (not including marriage occasions) Second Zero
6 Tinting the glass with a percentage more than 30% Second Zero
7 Tinting the front glass. Fourth Zero
8 Use of items, which conceal the visibility inside the vehicle totally. Fourth Zero
9 Installation of metal accessories on the tires of the vehicle. Fourth Zero
10 Installation of search lights at the rear or on the roof of the vehicle. Fourth Zero

Thirteenth: Violations of the Training Rules:

S/No. Violations Category Points
1 Training on the driving of a vehicle without instructor. Second Zero
2 Training of a person who has not obtained driving learning license. Second Zero
3 Non-availability of driving learning number plate on the vehicle. Fourth Zero
4 Failure to lighten the learning plate on top the roof of the vehicle during the training in the night. Fourth Zero
5 The presence of other people I the vehicle during the training. Fourth Zero
6 Training during unpermitted time. Fourth Zero
7 Training of persons in other vehicles than the designated ones. Fourth Zero
8 Training in a vehicle, which lacks the security and safety requirements. Third Zero
9 Training in a vehicle with a different color than the permitted one. Fourth Zero
10 Training without obtaining the driving learning permit (for female instructors.) Fourth Zero
11 Training on motorcycle driving while taking somebody else on it. Second Zero
12 Driving a vehicle with an expired driving learning permit. Fourth Zero
13 Failure to carry the driving learning permit during the training. Fourth Zero

Fourteenth: The violations of the Companies and Workshops:

S/No. Violations Category Points
1 Driving armed vehicles on the road. Second 5
2 Installation of additional illegal instruments which increase the power of the engine (individuals or workshops) Second Zero
3 Repairing a vehicle exposed to an accident without a permission in advance (workshops or individuals) Second Zero
4 Changing the color of the vehicle without the approval of the Directorate. Fourth Zero
5 Lack of writing the name and the address on the front doors of the trucks or being incorrect (companies and establishments) Fourth Zero
6 Lack of writing of the number and address on the front doors of a taxicab vehicle. Fourth Zero
7 Failure to install reflecting triangles at the rear of the trucks. Fourth Zero
8 Addition of a color to part of the vehicle without permission in advance. Fourth Zero
9 Installation of illegal items and accessories on the vehicle. Third Zero

Fifteenth: Violations of Safety Procedures:

S/No. Violations Category Points
1 Execution of excavations or works on the road without a permission in advance Second Zero
2 Failure to place the warning signals during the work or being unsatisfactory. Second Zero
3 Violation of the conditions indicated in the excavation permit issued by the Directorate. Second Zero
4 Failure to remove the waste from the road after completing the work. Second Zero
5 Failure to open the road after completing the work. Second Zero
6 Driving a motorcycle without wearing a helmet. Third 1
7 Riding a motorcycle without wearing a helmet. Third 1
8 Leaving materials or items on the side of the road, which result in hindering and crippling of the traffic movement or cause accidents to the individuals. Third 1
9 Failure to keep safe distance during driving in line. Third Zero
10 Use of hand for carrying the mobile phone during the driving. Third Zero
11 Use of the manual hearing tube of the vehicle phone during the driving. Third Zero
12 Hugging a child during the driving, Fourth Zero
13 Lack of using the medical eyeglasses during the driving in contradiction to the license. Fourth Zero
14 Throwing of the wastes during the driving. Fourth Zero
15 Lack of use (improper use of the seat belt (the driver – the front seat passenger) Fourth Zero
16 Failure to put off the engine of the vehicle while fueling. Fourth Zero
17 Crossing the road in a manner, which is not safe. Fourth Zero
18 Driving a cycle on a road in a manner, which constitute a hazard to the public safety. Fourth Zero
19 Lack of taking the necessary precautionary measures when the vehicle is parked on the road because of a breakdown. Fourth Zero

Sixteenth: Other Violations:

S/No. Violations Category Points
1 Crippling the traffic movement deliberately. Second 2
2 Disturbing the road users deliberately Third Zero
3 Covering up somebody violating the traffic law and its executive regulations (unless he is one of his ancestry or descendant or wife or brothers.) Second Zero
4 Keeping oneself busy through reading and manipulating with the vehicle instrument during the devices. Fourth Zero
5 Covering the face with screen, which hinders the identification of the vehicle driver. Third 1
6 Driving a vehicle with a membrane or veil (for female) Fourth Zero
7 Driving a taxicab without wearing the required Omani dress or incomplete Omani dress. Fourth Zero
8 Notifying the road users about the installation of radars on the road. Third Zero
9 Exceeding the prescribed period for the existence of the foreign vehicles in the Sultanate. Fourth Zero
10 Installation of speed alternates on the road without obtaining permission in advance from the Directorate. Second Zero
11 Installation of sign boards without a prior permission. Third Zero.
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