Senior scholars see no impediment to women driving in Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia authorities announced that women will be allowed to drive for the first time. (File photo: AP)

The royal historic decree issued on Tuesday granting driving licenses for women in Saudi Arabia confirmed that the majority of the members of the senior scholars' council saw no impediment to women driving.

The royal decree stated that Saudi Arabia will implement the provisions of traffic regulations, including the issuance of driving licenses for men and women alike.

A high-level committee will also be established, involving the ministries of internal affairs, finance, labor and social development. They will be tasked with studying the arrangements to enforce the new law.

Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:51 - GMT 06:51