Right to drive: Saudi Arabia lifts age old ban as women are issued driving licences – TheLiberal.ie – Our News, Your Views
August 14, 2018

Right to drive: Saudi Arabia lifts age old ban as women are issued driving licences

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It was a historic day in Saudi Arabia on Monday as the country’s government began to issue driving licences to women for the first time in decades.

In a move that will see the country disregard its long standing and rather unusual law, women across the country will now be allowed to drive unaccompanied providing they pass a practical test.

Although the highly restrictive laws won’t be officially removed until June 24th, women in the country were officially give the right to get behind the wheel on Monday.

It is believed the move is being made as part of the Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’sĀ attempt to modernise the country which has a number of restrictions and gender equality issues.

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