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Full list of Oman's new traffic rules and laws in 2018

Oman Wednesday 31/January/2018 13:52 PM
By: Times News Service
Full list of Oman's new traffic rules and laws in 2018

Muscat: With a number of changes to the traffic laws being announced over the past few days, we've compiled this list of the new rules and laws for you.
Here's the full list of updated traffic offences and rules, with their corresponding penalties and fees:

RuleFee/fine (OMR)Points added to license
Issuing a permanent light driving license100 (fee)0
Exceeding the maximum speed by more than 75 Km/h 503
Exceeding the maximum speed by more than 50 to 75 km/h 352
Exceeding the maximum speed by more than 35 km/h100
Driving in a speed that disrupts traffic351
Parking in a designated ambulance parking 351
Parking in a disabled parking spot502
Parking on the (yellow line) on the right, when it is not an emergency 351
Parking on the designated footpath 150
Overtaking on the yellow line or on the island502
Overtaking by heavy vehicles or trucks on roads that do not permit overtaking 502
Transporting passengers over the limit specified in the vehicle's license 101
Hauling or transporting another vehicle on a public road in a way that poses a threat to other drivers 351
Hauling or transporting a vehicle by another vehicle smaller in size and engine power 351
Driving a vehicle with a license from another category503
Failure to adhere to the correct path at the traffic lights 151
Driving with export or import plates after the expiry of the prescribed period351
Learning to drive a car without an instructor350
Training to drive a vehicle without a driving instructor's license351
The installation of additional equipment by workshops or individuals that increase the engine's power or sound output503
Repair of a vehicle that has been seriously damaged without the prior consent of the police350
Not adding reflective markings on heavy vehicles and equipment151
Using mobile phones or any other electronic device while driving152
Not using the correct safety belt for the driver and the passengers.101
Distraction with non-driving activities, such as reading or tampering with the vehicle's equipment100
Covering the entire face beyond the recognition of the driver 503
Issuance of temporary driver's license 10 (fee)
Driving license loss form5 (fee)
Authorization / renewal of driving instructor license15 (fee)
Replacement of missing driving instructor license5 (fee)
Issuing lost / damaged ownership of all types of vehicles and motorbikes.5 (fee)
Add / remove mortgage on a vehicle.5 (fee)
Unlicensed vehicle export certificate (new, scrap, wreck)10 (fee) 7 days
Licensed vehicle export certificate10 (fee) 7 days
Change of permit (Rule, Structure, Colour, Engine, Other Accessories)5 (fee) 14 days
Certificate of Discharge for Overhangs / Replacement of Losses5 (fee) 30 days
Certificate of vehicle cancelation / replacement 5 (fee)
Proof of ownership transfer / first owner5 (fee)
Inspection of buses that carry up to 25 passengers5 (fee)
Inspection of trucks and buses that carry 26 passengers and more 10 (fee)
Re-inspection of trucks and buses that carry 26 passengers and more, after the completion of the inspection period without renewal 10 (fee)
Re-inspection of buses that carry up of 25 passengers5 (fee)
Automatically inspecting the base of the vehicle 40 (fee)
Re-weighing the vehicle 10 (fee)
Stopping the vehicle on the side of the road in a position that endangers its users351
Abandoning a vehicle on either side of a road150
Parking a car for sale in places other than those designated for display or sale 350
Parking on the yellow line on the left side of the road 502
Parking a truck in a distance less than 5 metres between the yellow line on the right and the mine road, in a situation that is not an emergency 502
Parking on a part of the road100
Overtaking in the path of deceleration, acceleration and pedestrian ramps151
Driving on the yellow line continuously with an intent to overtake another vehicle 101
Overtaking dangerously by trucks or buses 352
Overtaking by buses or trucks on non-main roads151
Commercial transportation on a vehicle carrying temporary registration plates151
Transporting passengers in a vehicle or motor bike with a teaching plate151
Transporting passengers which exceeds the number decided on buses151
Using headlights at high beam in a way that endangers other drivers100
Not installing warning light on the dashboard on trucks, trailers or not repairing it 150
Driving a vehicle without its main lights on a road that is lit100
Driving heavy vehicles at a time when it is prohibited351
Raising the volume of the sound system, radio or any recording on the road101
Not turn on the light alarm for trucks and accompanying vehicles151
Driving a car with a license that has been withdrawn or canceled502
Leaving a scene of an accident before all procedures are done352
Not stopping for a police officer 351
Not stopping at a check point503
Driving a foreign car after the end of the prescribed period 500
Following ambulances on roads 352
Driving a foreign car other than for tourism, passing through or visits 350
Driving a motor bike without wearing a helmet (driver and passenger) 352
Driving a bicycle without wearing a helmet (driver and passenger)100
Driving a vehicle or a bike with limited use other than in designated places502
Driving a vehicle without holding the steering wheel, or not sitting on the seat properly 352
Driving a delivery motorbike on the main roads101
Drifting 503
Driving the vehicle on a closed or under construction road 101
Misrepresentation of vehicle panel data or coverage the panel or part of it 503
Not installing the vehicle license plate in its designated location clearly 351
Driving/operating a foreign vehicle with temporary registration after the expiry of the prescribed period 500
Tinning or coloring the car windows of the driving instructor car / taxi151
Installation of a tool or a device to place the mobile phone or any other electronic device for the driver use151
Install a box on the motorbike without permission 151
If the driving instructor is occupied with something other than teaching351
If the driving instructor uses a mobile phone or any electronic device during a lesson152
If the driving instructor is teaching with an expired permit352
Teaching in a vehicle in an unauthorized category 502
All driving instructors have to be in formal Omani dress101
Driving a learner vehicle without a permit352
Violations of renting offices/showrooms for selling vehicles500
Not using children's car seats for children under the age of 4101
Installing stickers or additions to the vehicle without permission500
Carrying passengers inside a cargo box101
Adding or changing fuel tanks other than factory specifications 500
Opening outlets on the roads without the approval of the administration 500