How to get a driving license in Riyadh,Saudi Arabia

You need to go to Dallah driving school which is near Dallah Hospital on King Fahad Highway. Take any taxi and ask him to take you there.

Before going to the License Office you need following things:

1. Original Iqamah.
2. Photocopy of Iqama.
3. Photocopy of Passport.
4. Driving License of your country 
5. If expatriate, translation of foreign driving license in Arabic from an approved translation institute.
6. Passport size photographs
7. Medical report (Blood Group Test)
8. License Fee (400 SR pay it Riyadh bank/ATM for your iqama id and keep the voucher)

Once you have above mentioned things, just take a taxi and ask him to take you to Old Dallah Driving School. Taxi will take 15-20 Saudi Riyals. You are suggested to go there earlier in the morning (reach by 7 am).

Now go to shop next to the entrance gate. (You will be approached by persons for license payment in bank. They will asking 430 SR or 450 SR as fees for bank payment. Dont turn to them as you had already completed that in Item #8)

From shop, you will get application form which will be filled for you in Arabic then and enclosed in file cover . Total cost for you is 15 riyals.

Now go to Room number 2 in the license office. The person on extreme left will do Eye-sight test. The person on extreme right counter will check your forms, stamp and send you to "License Check" counter. Here one more person will put a stamp on your application and send you for "first try". This trial place is behind the building where you are standing.

There will be a car or more and person will be sitting inside. He will ask you to drive the car a little ahead and then reverse a little. Don't worry it is just to see whether you have ever touched the car or not. The person inside will make his comments on your application.

Now come back to room # 2 and deposit SR 100. He will take your file and ask you to attend a 3 hour class. There will be a three hour class in which you will be taught the basics and after that there will be a computer test. Attend the class very carefully and also read all the things written on front and backside of the chart they give you during the class.

The questions will be mainly Identification of different signals and general driving rules. Signals & Traffic Rules can be viewed from Riyadh Traffic Site

The questions that are going to be asked for the touch screen computer test, will be mentioned during the class by the training instructor. After class they will take you to a room where you will wait for the test to start.

There would be 20 questions and you have to answer them in 30 minutes. If you make any mistake in the first ten questions, then you are failed. In next 10 questions you have to give only five correct answers.

If you clear the computer test then they will test your driving. Congratulations, if you clear the test. By the way, it is very easy test. You just have to drive the car for some meters or you might have to do some simple reverse etc. Cars are of model "Cadillac Custom/Camry 2006". Cars are with gears; not automatic.

Go to room number 1 (main room) and just on your left there is a place where "License Delivery" is written. Get your counter number from here and the go to the counter. Now wait until they deliver you the New Driving License.

Congratulations!!! You can drive the car in Kingdom for the next 10 years from Now.

Total Expenses

Taxi fare (1 day) = 30 SR
Photo Pictures = 15 SR
Blood Group Test = 15 SR
File Cover, Application form filling = 8 SR
Photocopies = 2 SR
Training Fee = 100 SR
License Fee = 400 SR
Foreign License Translation = 20 SR
Total License Expenses = 590 SR
Your license is valid for 10 years

Computer Questions
Driving of vehicles on road is not permitted without:
Getting a driving permission or license

Personal licenses are given to persons whose vehicles weight doesn't exceed:
3.5 tons

Among the traffic rules is the speed limit which should be followed because:
All mentioned above

Should Drivers follow the speed limits in all circumstances?
Shouldn't follow but considering the road status, weather and ambient conditions.

Following the tracks of roads (lanes) means?
All mentioned above

Visitors of Saudi Arabia are allowed to drive private vehicles on the following conditions?
Having an international license

What does getting a driving license mean?
Accepting to follow traffic rules and regulations

What does getting a certificate from a driving school allow to:
No driving on the roads before checking the traffic administration to extract a driving license.

What is the maximum speed of small vehicles inside towns ( urban zone )?
70 km/h

What is the maximum speed of trucks inside towns ( urban zone )?
50 k.m. per hour

What is the maximum speed of trucks outside towns ( rural zone )?
100 k.m. per hour

What is the maximum speed of small vehicles outside towns ( rural zone )?
120 k.m. per hour

What does the driver do to switch between tracks?
Using light signals and let others know this

What are the rules of overtaking?
All mentioned above

What is the blind area?
The area you cannot see without moving the head.

What does the existence of two solid lines in the middle of the road mean?
Overtaking is not allowed.

What does the existence of solid line on you track and a dashed line in the opposite track mean?
Overtaking is allowed for incoming vehicles in the reverse direction.

Why is overtaking prohibited in heights and bends?
The opposite direction is not visible.

When you feel tired or sleepy, what is it advisable to?
Stop on the side of the road and take some sleep and rest.

Researches and studies confirm that safety belt helps to?
Reduce the potential injuries and severe damage on accidents.

To what extent a pregnant woman needs a safety belt?
Very necessary

Traffic systems in Saudi Arabia forces every driver leading a vehicle on the roads to have?
Co-operative insurance against others

Insurance plays a role in 
Setting combats between accidents parties through financial rights gurantee

When entering a roundabout, the right of way is for vehicles.
In the roundabout

Over-taking the car in front of you is prohibited in the following cases:
All mentioned above

When approaching railway road, overtaking the front car is prohibited when it is far from intersection with a distance of
30 m

Half an hour before the sunset the driver must do the following
Turn on the vehicles lights

It is better to turn low lights on at night

It is necessary to use safety belt

Children less than 10 years need fixed chairs and doesn't need safety belt

Committing the legal traffic violation means
Paying a fine and adding points to the drivers log

Safety belt is fixed on 
Chest and Stomach

The driver or the passenger who didn't use a safety belt during an accident, he might:
All or some of the mentioned above

Traffic systems in Saudi Arabia states that drivers, passengers should user a safety belt on
All the roads

The system of points is a system to:
Log the driver's traffic violations

The driver's license will be suspended or stopped temporarily for a particular period when his points record reaches:
24 pt.

Driving under alcohol or drugs influence
24 pt.

Drifting (Tafheeth)
24 pt.

Running the traffic light on red
12 pt.

Driving a vehicle in the opposite direction of traffic flow
12 pt.

Maneuvuering in high speed between vehicles on public roads
8 pt.

Failure to comply with the traffic police directions
8 pt.

Driving a vehicle without brakes or lights
8 pt.

Failure to completely stop at sign
6 pt.

Failure to yield to the right-of-way
6 pt.

Exceeding speed limit ( more than 25 km/h over posted limit )
6 pt.

Failure to yield to the right-of-way to vehicles coming from the left in roundabout
6 pt.

Passing in areas in which passing is prohibited
6 pt.

Stopping over railroads
6 pt.

Exceeding speed limit ( 1 - 25 km/h over posted limit )
4 pt.

Driving within unauthorized lanes
4 pt.

Passing school buses when children are boarding or exiting
4 pt.

Failure to secure (covering and tying up) a transported load
4 pt.

Carrying out modifications to a vehicle's chasis or trunk without observing the required procedures
4 pt.

Failure to use seat belt
2 pt.

Using cell phone by hand while driving
2 pt.

Not wearing a helmet while driving motorcycles
2 pt.

Among the safety traffic rules that should be followed when overtaking the other vehicles is:
All mentioned above.

Overtaking is prohibited in the following places:
All mentioned above.

Among driving requirements inside towns is:
All mentioned above.

The purpose of the entries and exists of highways is:
Giving the opportunity to the drivers to adjust their speed according to the traffic

Visibility decreases at night, and this requires:
All mentioned above

Intersections and crosses inside towns are the places of run over accidents
As mentioned in A or B

Among the reasons of death accidents is
High speed

To switch between road tracks, the driver should do the following
Use the signals (light indicators)

In general, the priority of overtaking is for
One who drives in a straight line

To check non-existance of vehicles in blind areas, you should do the following

A solid line in your track means
No overtaking

The safe distance between your vehicle and the vehicle in front of you is based on
The speed by which you drive your car

To avoid dazzling of your vehicle lights to other drivers, you should
Use low lights

When driving at night, it is advisable to do the following 
All mentioned above

When you see emergency vehicles in the highway you should 
Allow the priority of overtaking

When existing from the highway, it is preferable to 
Reduce speed

When enter the highway it is preferable to
Increase speed

Points are deleted from the driver's log after sign
Passing a year without committing traffic violations

If there is no plate indicating the limit of speed on a road inside towns, the driver should do the following.
Don't exceed 70 km/h

The traffic can hang those who violates the speed limits by
All mentioned above

The most dangerous traffic violation common in Saudi Arabia is:
High speed and violating traffic signs

The safety triangle is
An emergency requirement

The fire extinguisher is a safety requirement in 
All vehicles

Why should we follow light traffic signs and don't violate them?
All mentioned above

Why is using mobile phone risky during driving?
All mentioned above

Safety requirements are
Safety triangle and extinguisher

The speed limit on the road means
Follow but considering the road status

The cautious driver is
The driver who take positively driving directions

Throwing garbage from the vehicles is
All mentioned above

Getting a driving license means
Getting familiar and committed with traffic regulations and rules

When you get tired during driving, you should
Stop and drive slowly to take relief

During bad weather, the driver should
All mentioned above

When driving motorcycle, you should
Put a head helmet.

When it is rains it is recommended
All mentioned above.

Parking in places specified for handicapped people is

If a parking is specified for handicapped people, can a non-handicapped driver park in it?
This is a traffic violation

The most common accidents that occur by schools
A run over

When the driver sees a stopping school bus for pupils getting on or off, he should:
Stop until the bus goes

Most run over accidents of pedestrians occur at the times of sunset or during the night because of
Low visibility

Blind people can be recognized on the roads through:
Holding a white stick on his hand

When you see an emergency vehicle with its siren sound, you should
Give it a way

The speed limit on the road means
Follow but considering the road status

When crossing a working area, you should
Reduce speed and be cautious

What should you do when passing a school?
All mentioned above

How do you maintain your vehicle to make it a safe means of transportation?
All mentioned above

If you had to stop your vehicle on a side of one-way road for an emergency, you should place the safety triangle with a distance
100 m

In case of vehicle sliding, the driver should push the brake as a first action

If your vehicle is equipped an with ABS device, and you had to use brake, should you push powerfully and continuously to reduce this system
Always correct

The benefit of checking vehicles periodically?
All mentioned above.

There is no difference between original and commercial spare parts

Among the reasons of tire eroding is.
All mentioned above

Among the reasons of tire explosions is
All mentioned above

There are three categories (A, B and C) for tires, the most appropriate category is
A then B

Among the issue you confirm when replacing tires are the Production date, and in the B tires it has symbol.
3 digits

When a tire explode, it is preferable to 
Reduce the speed gradually and control the wheel until the vehicle stops.

Among that things the driver of the vehicle pays attention to when stopping forcibly is:
All mentioned above

Among the things the driver bears in mind to avoid traffic accidents is
None of the above

Among the things drivers should bear in mind when replacing tires:
All mentioned above

What can you do when the engine stops and it is hard to control the wheel?
All mentioned above

When the front lights stop at night, you can do the following:
Drive the vehicle away.

When the engine cover releases suddenly as you drive, you can do the following
All mentioned above

When the fuel unite is disabled as you drive, you can do the following 
All mentioned above

To avoid camel accidents on the areas where camels exit, it is preferable to:
All mentioned above.

To stop external bleeding for accidents injured, you can do the following
Press the place of bleeding hard

The greater the speed,
The less control on the vehicle

Using brakes in bends may cause
The vehicle to slide or turn over

Among the behavior on camels on seeing a vehicle crossing the road is:
Not scaring and going away

When you a camel, crossing the road, you should
Reduce the speed and wait until camels cross the road peacefully

When you see a vehicle turning on the turning lights in front of you, you should
Reduce the driving speed

Crowding around accidents or disasters might be
An obstacle to aid and rescue operations and a cause of traffic accidents

If you are the first person to reach the accident site, you should:
Stop your vehicle outside the road after passing the accident site

The penalty of those who cause or share to cause a traffic accident under the effect of drugs is:
Pulling the license and applying the legal rules

Tiredness exhaustion may weaken the driver's ability to concentrate, so it is preferable to 
Not to drive so long distance directly at night and stop to take some rest.

If medicine is taken for headache, nasal congestion, influenza, it will affect
Driver focus and skills

The seat belt is compulsory for 
Both Driver and Passenger

Majority of accidents near schools happen
Because of running over

When you see students getting off/on a school bus it is advisible
To stop till the school bus proceeds

The defensive driver is
With positive attitude towards driving

When the steering wheels breaks down
Move the steering wheel with both hands hard

When the vehicle slides avoid doing
Pressing the pedal brakes

What forces pushes the vehicle away from curve
Centrifugal force

When you see injured persons in a car
Do not move them unless the car is burning

The points system is for
Observing the drivers violation


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