Mar 14, 2016
NO MORE BIG VEHICLE FOR SMALL EXPATRIATES FAMILY
The General Directorate of traffic has alerted with a circular to all its traffic departments in Saudi Arabia mentioning small expatriate families will be no longer allowed to own a big vehicles of 7 or more seater (A vehicle with seven or more seats).
The above order is only applicable for those residents or expatriates whose family is of less than five members. Residents with above five or more members are excluded form this order but they have to provide the proof for it and have to assure the authorities that they will not transport passengers illegally.
The Reason behind this circular is simple, They want to stop those big vehicles who are transporting passengers or school students illegally without a legal permission. This was the statement from Jeddah Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
It has been seen some residents or expatriates are using their vehicles as taxi to transport the school students or passengers by using such big vehicles.
Registrations and ownership of big vehicles with a seat of seven or more members will be rejected based on the above conditions. The above news was reported in local media and Arab news.