The medical costs of road traffic victims in Saudi Arabia are to be borne by the person who caused the accident, according to local media. Their health insurance firms will be forced to stump up the cost, Saudi Gazette reported.
It quoted a source from the Ministry of Health as saying: “The decision applies to Saudis and non-Saudis alike. There will be consequences for those who refuse to comply with the rules.”
At least 23 people die and more than 102 others become crippled every day as a result of traffic accidents across the kingdom, the newspaper said, citing the Directorate General of Traffic’s 2015 annual report.
The report said traffic accidents cost the kingdom more than SR20 billion ($5.3 billion) each year.
Source: Arabian Business