King Salman bin Abdulaziz al-Saud has issued a decree on the 26th of September this year where women are legally allowed to drive in the country and will be granted driving licenses. The Decree stated:

“We adopt the application of the provisions of the Traffic Law and its Executive Regulations—including the issuance of driving licenses—to both males and females, and to form a high-level committee of ministries of (internal affairs, finance, labor and social development) to study the necessary arrangements for enforcement; the implementation shall be—God willing—as of 10/10/1439 AH, in accordance with the approved Sharia and regulations and completion of what is required by it.”

The royal decree ordered the formation of a ministerial body to give advice within 30 days and then implement the order by June 2018.

 

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