Saudi Arabia issued 70,000 driving licences to women since ban

Seven driving schools for women now open across the kingdom
Saudi Arabia issued 70,000 driving licences to women since ban
New female schools are expected to open in in Taif, the Eastern Province, Al-Jouf and the Northern Border Province.
By Staff writer
Wed 20 Mar 2019 01:02 PM

Saudi Arabia issued a total of 70,000 driving licences to women since the kingdom lifted the ban on June 24 last year.

The kingdom’s Director General of Traffic Maj. Gen. Mohammed Al-Bassami told local media that the standard of female drivers in Saudi Arabia has been good and that any traffic violations committed “have not threatened public safety”.

Al-Bassami revealed the statistics at the opening of a new driving school for women at Qassim University in Buraidah, the seventh to open in the country. The new school has 40 Saudi women instructors.

Further schools are expected to open in in Taif, the Eastern Province, Al-Jouf and the Northern Border Province.

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