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University to establish driving school for women

Princess Nourah bint Abdulrahman University announced on 30 September that it is ready to establish a driving school for women in cooperation with the relevant authorities. The university made the announcement on their Twitter account, adding that their decision comes in line with the Royal directive to allow women to drive equally with their male peers in the Kingdom, reports Arab News.

King Salman issued the decree last month, according to a royal court statement carried by the Saudi Press Agency. “The royal decree will implement the provisions of traffic regulations, including the issuance of driving licences for men and women alike,” the press agency said.

The decree orders the formation of a ministerial body to give advice on the practicalities of the edict within 30 days and to ensure the full implementation of the order by June 2018.
Full report on the Arab News site
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