Women In Saudi Arabia Can Start Driving From June 24

Women in Saudi Arabia will be permitted to drive in the state from June 24, ending a decades-long ban on females taking to the road.

Saudi Arabia’s director of General Department of Traffic, General Mohammed Bassami, made the announcement on Tuesday, some eight months after the plan was first announced.

The government says that any women 18 years of age and older will be able to apply for a driver’s license. A host of driving schools for women have been opened up in five cities throughout Saudi Arabia. Those teaching a generation of females to drive in the kingdom will include Saudi women with international driving licenses, Gulf News reports.

Female residents with licenses obtained abroad will be able to apply for a Saudi license through a distinct process.

The man behind the lifting of the ban is 32-year-old Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman and it is just part of his push to open the conservative kingdom to the world, boost its economy, and reduce the nation’s reliance on oil.

Under the Prince’s Vision 2030 reform, he wants to see women account for roughly one-third of the workforce compared to the current 22 per cent. It is thought that women may be encouraged to start working if they can drive themselves rather than being forced to hire a driver.

  • Dr Strangefingger

    Camry & Altima sales spike in SA June 25th…

    • Howstar

      Camry & Altima insurance claims rise from June 25th…

      • Dr Strangefingger

        Ha ha!!! Yeah, that too.

    • Moveon Libtards

      In other news, it just keeps getting worse for TESLA…

      www (dot) zerohedge (dot) com/news/2018-05-09/tesla-model-s-bursts-flames-after-horrific-crash-killing-two-men-trapped-inside

      Of course this site’s TESLA fanboi writers wont report on it or post 5 counter TESLA IS AMAZING articles right after they do…

  • Status

    On another note, a Saudi once told me that Saudi Arabia has no homeless people. None at all.

    • Aus

      total bs

  • Howstar

    Why only a third of the workforce, why not half?!
    Sexist pig!

  • kenny the pig

    Unfortunately, from the photo, only in un-air conditioned cars

  • Christian

    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOooooooooooooooooooooo!

  • Belthronding

    That means Jihad !!!

  • FlameWater

    Feminists can now pat themselves on the back

    • matrem

      ????

    • Moveon Libtards

      Nobody likes a feminazi…

      And feminists failed miserably. It took a MAN to give the okay and actuslly have the power to do it.

  • DMax

    WOW!! SO PROGRESSIVE!!! Neocons better secure some more arms deals with Saudis.

  • S3XY

    Wow what a great idea, to allow female humans that are capable of driving to actually drive. Revolutionary.

    • Moveon Libtards

      Islam for ya…

    • smartacus

      i agree!
      they are
      so capable
      as evidenced
      by the video

    • Six_Tymes

      spot on

  • LWOAP

    So Saudi Arabia is finally catching up to the rest of society? Took ’em long enough.

    • Moveon Libtards

      Islam…

    • Kevin Tay

      i mean, they needed more time to get their ideology past their cultural beliefs; it doesn’t take a lot of time to decide for countries without culture.

  • TheToadPrince..~~ToadSquad

    hahahajahhaa islam….smh…religion of submission

    • Vassilis

      The religion really isn’t the problem… It’s the people that implemented it years ago. Those nations in the ’70s were very, very different. Until the Grand Mosque seizure…

  • Moveon Libtards

    Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman is a good man ridding his Kingdom of muslims who engage in terrorism…And working well with our President too.

  • Bash

    The thing is, in few years autonomous cars might just be there as well, so it will be like just when they finally allowed to get behind a steering wheel, you will be taking it from them!

  • smartacus

    hahahaha!!!
    GOOD! they deserve
    a little punishment from God.

    BTW, you can tell by her shiny face
    they get hot under those heavy rags.

    • smartacus

      Kudos to Coca Cola for
      letting us know to avoid them

  • robotlogic

    I’d stay off the streets there for sure. Saudi Arabia already has some of the worst drivers in the world and they are about to add a GIANT batch of new drivers to the mix!! Oh, my!!

    • smartacus

      bingo!

  • Enter Ranting

    Now, women just need to be able to leave the house without a male chaperone, and Saudi Arabia will begin to enter the 21st Century!

  • Six_Tymes

    it took until 2018 for this to happen? not a slow thinking society, no, not at all.

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