What is Saher?
It is an automated traffic control and management system which covers major
cities in Saudi Arabia, and uses digital cameras network linked with the
National Information Center of Ministry of Interior.
A) Systems of the project:
Management System (TMS)
Recognition system (LPR)
All these systems will be linked with the command and control centers
located in eight cities Kingdom wide.
B) Command and control centers:
project includes the establishment of
Command and Control centers through which all
systems to be linked and operated.
1- Main functions
of the system:
Traffic Management System (TMS)
Highly sophisticated electronic system designed to improve movement of traffic automatically
through automated control of traffic lights based on monitoring of traffic
movement in all
directions in each intersection, which called
2- Auto Vehicle Location system (AVL):
An electronic system
designed to track the location of Traffic police vehicles to direct them to
deal quickly with certain
traffic cases as well as to manage all field patrols.
3- License Plate Recognition system (LPR):
An electronic system installed at the entrances and exits of cities in order to
identify vehicles for
statistical purposes, as well as for
traffic wanted and stolen vehicles through license plates of
4- Variable Messaging Sings system (VMS):
electronic guidance signs for live broadcast designed to guide motorists to avoid
traffic congestion on the roads.
5- Closed Circuit
TV systems ( CCTV):
Electronic system designed to monitor
live traffic movement on the main roads.
6- Law Enforcement system (LES):
Network of cameras,
fixed and mobile radars to automatically, without human intervention,monitor and control
traffic violations, as well as issue traffic violation tickets and notifies
Circulation of traffic violation ticket:
The offending vehicle automatically monitored by cameras.
Photo of the erring vehicle license plate broadcast (over speeding,
beating a red light and other traffic violations).
The violation received at the Violation Processing Center.
Information about the owner of the vehicle obtained from the National
Database at the National Information Center.
Violation ticket issued.
The violation ticket issued and mailed to the violator to his mailing
address registered at the National Information Center at Ministry of Interior.
Settlement of traffic tickets may be made by Sadad payment system through ATM.
Objectives of the
To improve level of traffic safety
To utilize the latest and most advanced technology in the field of
intelligent transportation (ITS) in order to create a safe traffic environment.
To upgrading the existing road network.
To enhance the public security by using the latest surveillance
To ensure strict, accurate and constant implementation of traffic
Technical features of Saher:
- Live monitoring of traffic.
management of traffic.
- Quick handling
of traffic cases.
- Increase the
efficiency of traffic patrols.
- Live monitoring
of traffic situations and accidents.
control of traffic violations.
All citizens and residents must update their information (mobile phone, mail and
address) at any sector of the Ministry of Interior (Traffic Department – Civil
Affairs – Passport Department) to avoid the non-arrival of their traffic
violation tickets within one month, as value of traffic violation tickets will
be doubled to the highest rate if not settled within one month from the date of
issuance (this is in accordance to the new traffic law).