Traffic violations by SMS
The Traffic Department of Saudi Arabia plans to introduce a new service for drivers which will allow them to find out if they have committed any traffic violations via SMS. The new system will be accessible to anyone at any time from any place just by sending a text message to 88993 from their mobile phones.
Saudis are required to give certain personal information in order to participate in the program. It is said that the new system will be available within two months. The department intends to take full advantage of new technologies to improve its public services. This new SMS facility can also be used later on to inform the public of the dates for renewing their vehicle registration and driving licenses.