Saudi may fix 20 as minimum driving age
Riyadh, June 8, 2014
Saudi Arabia's Shoura council is considering raising the minimum age for drivers of private cars and motorbikes to 20 and for heavy vehicles to 23 in bid to curb road accidents, said a report
The council proposal comes amid reports that a majority of road accidents involve young drivers, reported the Arab News.
The council may suggest amendments to rules that state that traffic violations have to be registered in the name of the guardian or the one who gave permission to the youth to drive his vehicle, stated the report.
In addition, a new violation to address driving under the effect of mental stimulants could also be introduced.