Arab women to teach Saudi women to drive

Now that Saudi women have been given the green light to drive, their counterparts from countries such as Egypt, Jordon, Lebanon and Sudan will be hired to teach them how, Egypt Today reported Friday (September 29th).

The kingdom’s National Committee for Driving Education is planning to establish nation-wide driving schools for women, committee chairman Makhfour Al-Bishr announced.

Experienced female driving instructors will be hired to train the Saudi women, he said.

The Saudi monarch issued a decree on Tuesday allowing women to drive, which ordered the formation of a ministerial body to give advice within 30 days and then implement the order by June 2018, according to the Saudi Press Agency.

The legal driving age is 18 for women in the kingdom, Al-Arabiya reported Friday.

"The royal decree is clear in terms of implementing traffic laws on men and women alike," Saudi interior ministry spokesman Maj. Gen. Mansour al-Turki said.

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