Women from US, Canada, Wales to train female driving instructors in Saudi Arabia

Susan Newbon, (L), with two other women selected to train female driving instructors. (Photo courtesy: BBC)

Women from Wales, Canada and America have been chosen as part of a global team training the first female driving instructors in Saudi Arabia.

“Susan Newbon, Canadian Deborah Sherwood and American Norma Adrianzen will be able to train women from June 24,” when a decades-old ban on women driving is lifted in the kingdom, the BBC has reported.

The women will work as "senior assessors" for up to two years, training new examiners and instructors, the report added.

Nearly 8,000 female applicants have obtained driving licenses in the kingdom so far. Driving schools for women have been set up across five cities in the country, and teachers will include Saudi women who obtained their licenses abroad.

In September 2017, a royal decree announced the end of a decades-long ban on women driving. Women 18 years of age and older will be allowed to apply for a driver’s license
 

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Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:52 - GMT 06:52
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