Saudi Arabia Lifts Ban on Women Drivers

by admin on September 28, 2017


According to the New York Times, women are being given the right to drive in Saudi Arabia.

The new policy will take effect on June 24th, 2018.

Traffic laws will be amended in accordance with this law, and the government will issue driver’s licenses “to men and women alike”. Police officers will also need to be trained to interact with women drivers, as Saudi Arabia’s culture means there is very little contact between members of the opposite sex unless they are related.

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The royal decree announcing the decision stated that the Council of Senior Scholars was in agreement that the government could allow women to drive, as long as it was done in accordance with Shariah Law.

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