In a first for Saudi Arabia, a special force for road safety in the Makkah region has redesigned traffic signs to address women as well as men.
"My driver brothers, my driver sisters. Your commitment to traffic regulations protects your life and the lives of others," the signs read.
Images of the signs have been circulating with excitement on social media, as Saudi women will be allowed to start driving in the kingdom from June 24, the General Department of Traffic Director General Mohammed al-Bassami said on Tuesday.
“All the requirements for women in the kingdom to start driving have been established,” Bassami was quoted as saying in a statement released by the government.
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