Months after the historic decision to grant women their right to drive in the kingdom, Saudi women will be able to drive trucks and motorcycles, officials have said.
In a starling change of the stringent rules in the desert country, in late September Saudi Arabia had announced that it will finally lift the ban on women driving, ending the long-standing policy that had been criticised by international campaigners and women’s groups. At the time, the move was also confirmed on state television and by the Saudi Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
“Yes, we will authorize women to drive motorcycles as well as trucks”, read a statement made by the Saudi Press Agency, according to local news reports.
Breaking! Saudi Women Will Also Be Allowed To Drive Motorcycles And Trucks
Furthermore there will be no special license plate numbers for female-driven cars, the statement further stated. However, women involved in road accidents or who commit traffic violations will be dealt with at special centers that will be established and run by women.Breaking! Saudi Women Will Also Be Allowed To Drive Motorcycles And Trucks
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Saudi Arabia’s historic decision to grant women their right to drive from next June onwards has been positively received both inside and outside of the kingdom and abroad.
Also, authorities mentioned that involving women in the kingdom’s Vision 2030 will likely be a crucial step as the oil-rich state begins to diversify its economy.