Eating or Drinking While Driving? Prepare to Pay SR 150
According to the news published by Arabnews today dated December 16, 2015, The Traffic Directorate has announced a fine of SR 150 for people caught eating or drinking while driving. It is a common practice in Saudi Arabia that drivers drink coffee while driving. But due to this new law that was announced by the Traffic Directorate, it will not be possible to this not unless the driver is prepared to pay the fine.
The news, says that the government believed that eating or drinking while driving is a distraction to the drivers which are causing accident in the road. Great taht I am not affected by this directive since I am not normally drinking or eating while driving. Be safe.