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Saudi Arabia allows women to drive motorcycles and trucks

Saudi women will be allowed to drive trucks and motorcycles. (Supplied)

The Saudi General Department of Traffic (GDT) announced, on Friday that women will be allowed to drive trucks once the required conditions and guidelines have been met; now in force for males only.

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

There would be no discrimination against women's cars with plates and special numbers, the vehicles will be subjected to the same rules currently stated in the seventh article of the traffic law system.

On September 26, 2017, Saudi King Salman ordered the issuance of driver's licenses for women in Saudi Arabia.

A royal decree was issued to apply the traffic regulations including the issuance of driving licenses for both males and females, and to form a high-level committee of ministries (Interior, Finance, Labor and Social Development) to study the required arrangements to enforce it.

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Last Update: Saturday, 16 December 2017 KSA 03:22 - GMT 00:22
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