Saudi Arabia starts issuing driver’s licenses for women

The Saudi Directorate General of Traffic has begun to issue driving licenses to Saudi women so they can get behind the wheel as of June 24, the official news agency SPA reported today.

“The Directorate General of Traffic has begun today to replace the international permits recognized by the kingdom (Saudi) for Saudi permits in preparation for June 24, when the decision to allow women to drive cars in Saudi Arabia will be applied,” he said. the entity, cited by SPA.

A group of women today received the Saudi driver’s licenses, after the traffic management confirmed the veracity of the international permit and evaluated the capabilities of them through a practical test, according to the agency, which did not specify how many women have received them until the moment.

The expedition process has taken place in several cities of the kingdom, without specifying in what places. King Salman bin Abdelaziz has ended the ban that does not allow women to drive, which will take effect on June 24.

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