Saudis more law-abiding abroad

Updated 04 July 2015

Saudis more law-abiding abroad

JEDDAH: A local survey found that almost half of Saudis abide by rules and laws in public places outside the Kingdom more than they do inside the country.
More than one-third of the respondent sample said they violate road traffic signs and directions.
The survey, conducted by Tagreed Al-Jadaani, professor of home economics at King Abdulaziz University, said these percentages reflect variations in the behavior among a large segment of Saudi citizens, about 46.8 percent, "meaning it is a large percentage."
The majority of respondents included in the sample, which attempts to identify the level of social responsibility among Saudis, said that their ethical integrity comes as a priority in terms of not violating the laws in a public place, and then follows their sense of embarrassment among large numbers of people.
In terms of cleanness and hygiene issues in public places in particular, the survey said that 75.4 percent of the respondents "believe they have a role in maintaining cleanness and hygiene in public places."
One-third of the respondents said they adhere to behaviors of cleanness in public places inside and outside the Kingdom, but a quarter of the sample said they adhere to behaviors of hygiene issues outside the country more than they do inside.
On general views against the Saudi identity, 85.9 percent of the respondents said negative criticism of the national identity has increased lately.


Saudi Arabia announces 17 more COVID-19 deaths

Updated 27 November 2020

Saudi Arabia announces 17 more COVID-19 deaths

  • The total number of recoveries in the Kingdom has increased to 345,622
  • A total of 5,857 people have succumbed to the virus in the Kingdom so far

LONDON: Saudi Arabia announced 17 deaths from COVID-19 and 302 new infections on Friday.
Of the new cases, 70 were recorded in Riyadh, 28 in Jeddah, 18 in Yanbu, 17 in Madinah, 14 in Dhahran, 14 in Makkah and 8 in Dammam.
The total number of recoveries in the Kingdom increased to 345,622 after 407 more patients recovered from the virus.
A total of 5,857 people have succumbed to the virus in the Kingdom so far.