Monday, 4 June 2018

Saudi Arabia issues first driving licences to women for the first time in decades, according to state media



Saudi Arabia has started issuing driving licences to women for the first time in decades, according to state media.
 
Saudi authorities said 10 women had been given licences at the General Department of Traffic in the Saudi capital of Riyadh on Monday.


The women previously held licences from overseas, including the UK, Canada and Lebanon, and had to pass a brief driving test first.


Saudi Arabia is preparing to lift its ban on female drivers on 24 June, a move King Salman announced by royal decree in September.



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