In conjunction with Saudi Arabia’s historic decision to lift the ban against women drivers, which came into effect on June 24, Saudi Aramco opened its own driving school for women accommodating nearly 3,600 student drivers made up of employees and their relatives.
The new school began issuing drivers’ licenses in early June, and offered a 34-hour training program, along with 10 hours of theoretical training and 24 hours of practical training.
Saudi Aramco signed a memorandum in February with the General Department of Traffic to open the driving school within the company, in accordance with the Royal Decree no. 905 that gives men and women the right to obtain driving licenses.
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