With women set to drive soon, Saudi Arabia launches three-day road safety event
A three-day recreational and educational event for women about driving cars under the slogan “Trust in God and Drive” was launched on Thursday by the director of the Riyadh Traffic Department Major General Abdulrahman Al-Kharsan and the CEO of the Saudi Telecom Company, Nasser Sulaiman Al-Nasser.
The awareness event was held at Riyadh Park Mall in cooperation with the General Directorate of Traffic, STC and other governmental bodies.
Nasser said STC’s participation in the event focused on the principle of “safety first” and on raising awareness in traffic laws.
The event aims to educate women, who will be able to drive in Saudi Arabia starting June 24, about road rules and safety, to break their fear of driving via electronic simulators. It also educates visitors about traffic rules in general and other details and options in cars.
The event also includes cultural and educational exhibitions, which teach the basics of how to drive.