Many Saudi women begin driving their children to schools

Daniah al-Ghalbi, a newly-licensed Saudi woman driver, sits in her car during a test-drive in the coastal Red Sea city of Jeddah on June 23, 2018. (Illustrative photo: AFP)

Ten weeks after a ban on women driving was lifted, many Saudi women made history by driving their children to school on Sunday, the first day of the new academic year.

“For the first time women have been able to drive their children to school at the beginning of this academic year,” said one mother expressing her happiness.

This year will also witness the end of accidents involving vans carrying female teachers as many of them will drive their cars to schools.

Many accidents involving vehicles carrying female teachers have occurred in the past as a result of reckless drivers.

In the beginning of every academic year, Saudi families used to look for expat drivers to take their children to schools. Now they are not worried about recruitment of foreign drivers as many mothers have taken up the duty of transporting their children to school.

Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:53 - GMT 06:53