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Saudi women allowed to drive trucks, motorcyle

JEDDAH, December 17, 2017

Three months after Saudi Arabia lifted the ban on women driving, officials have announced that Saudi women will now be able to drive trucks and motorcycles, a report said.

The announcement was made by the Saudi General Department of Traffic (GDT) on Friday stating that women will be allowed to drive trucks once the required conditions and guidelines have been met; now in force for males only, sadi a report in Al Arabiya.

"Saudi women will also be allowed to drive motorcycles as per the royal decree announced in September, which comes into effect in June 2018."

Saudi Arabia allowed women to drive in September 2017 as per a royal decree issued by the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Salman bin Abdulaziz, which will take effect from June 2018, the report said.

During the preparatory period until June 2018, the relevant agencies in the kingdom have been instructed to make all the necessary changes to the current rules and regulations to implement the order, including developing the infrastructure and institutional capacity, such as expanded licensing facilities and driver education programmess, to accommodate millions of new drivers.

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