Posted Date: 26/06/2018
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Saudi driving school is in short supply! Over 120,000 women submit driver's license applications

Original title: Saudi driving school is in short supply! Over 120,000 women submit driver's license applications

first female drivers in Saudi Arabia hit the road

On June 25th, overseas network Saudi Arabia officially lifted the female driving ban on the 24th, and the first female drivers drove on the road. At present, more than 120,000 women have submitted driver's license applications. However, driving schools are in short supply, and the number is small. There are only driving schools in some large cities.

According to Saudi Arabia’s Arab News Agency, on the 24th, local time, the Saudi Ministry of Interior and the Ministry of Communications held a joint press conference in the capital Riyadh. Interior Ministry spokesman Turki said that currently only five cities in Saudi Arabia have a total of six driving schools for training female drivers, while the other nine regions still do not have driving schools.

Turki said that a total of 40 women ombudspersons have taken up posts, and no female driver has been found to have violated traffic regulations. The identity of the female driver can be confirmed by a handheld device scanner fingerprint information. Turki warned that anyone who violates traffic laws will face penalties. "We remind everyone here not to violate traffic regulations or infringe the rights of others."

In addition, a spokesperson for the Ministry of Communications stated that in order to cope with the rapid increase in vehicles on the road ahead, relevant procedures have been initiated.

At 0:00 on the 24th, the first licenses of Saudi female drivers were officially approved by the Royal Decree. Earlier that day, Saudi traffic police also offered roses to the passing female drivers.

In September 2017, a royal decree announced the lifting of the ban on Saudi women’s driving ban for decades. The decree takes effect on June 24, 2018. The 32-year-old Crown Prince Salman is seen as the force behind the lifting of the ban. His 2030 Vision reform plan aims to increase the proportion of Saudi women in the labor market, from the current 22% to one third.

Saudi driving school is in short supply! Over 120,000 women submit driver's license applications


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Publish On:  26/06/2018
Author:  Vikas Gupta
Category:  Success





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