Saudi women in Dammam underwent training programs and attended
awareness lectures on traffic safety rules at the “Qiadaty Eradati”
forum, which translates to “my driving is my will”.
forum was aimed at raising awareness about the importance of road
safety measures in order to reduce traffic accidents. Participants were
made aware of the traffic laws and their importance in ensuring safety
Women attending the forum not
only learned about road safety but also how to drive a car through
virtual simulations. The activities were part of their preparations to
earn a driver’s license.
At the forum, the
Saudi General Directorate of Traffic demontrated all the necessary
regulatory and administrative requirements to be implemented. This will
enable the department to fulfill its role when women begin to drive in
In September of last year,
King Salman bin Abdulaziz issued a decree allowing Saudi women to drive
as of June this year. The initiative comes as part of large-scale
economic and social reforms.
Al Arabiya.net, Saudi Princess Abeer Bint Faisal sent a message to women
across Saudi Arabia. “Thank God Almighty we have trust in Saudi women.
They are capable of taking the responsibility of driving as they do with
her duties at home. We trust their commitment because they are much
more aware than they once were.”
video obtained by Al Arabiya.net, university students are seen
participating in training activities. All the students looked very happy
as they take the driver’s seat for the first time.
driving instructor Bashaer al-Masiri said that learning to drive is not
an easy task as some may think and, in fact, requires a combination of
skill and understanding. “Driving also requires capable instructors who
imbibe in them the necessary safety measures for the task,” she added.
Last Update: Wednesday, 25 April 2018 KSA 13:59 - GMT 10:59