Women to start driving in Saudi Arabia from June 24

(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) –Saudi women will be allowed to start driving in the kingdom from June 24, the General Department of Traffic Director General Mohammed Bassami said on Tuesday.

“All the requirements for women in the kingdom to start driving have been established,” Bassami was quoted as saying in a statement released by the government, reported Gulf News.

In September 2017, a royal decree announced the end of a decades-long ban on women driving — the only one of its kind in the world.

Women 18 years of age and older will be allowed to apply for a driver’s licence, Bassami said.

(The Express Tribune)

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