Princess Nourah University may tap female applicants to train women to drive

Princess Nourah University may tap female applicants to train women to drive
Saudi women check a car at an automobile stand in the Saudi Red Sea resort of Jeddah, in this on October 5, 2017 photo. (AFP)
Updated 25 November 2017

Princess Nourah University may tap female applicants to train women to drive

Princess Nourah University may tap female applicants to train women to drive

RIYADH: Princess Nourah University (PNU) is studying the possibility of enlisting the services of female applicants who want to train women to drive in the Kingdom.

King Salman earlier issued a decree which will implement the provisions of traffic regulations, including the issuance of driving licenses for men and women alike.

In this context, the university announced that it was ready to establish a driving school for women in cooperation with relevant authorities in the Kingdom.

It has received applications which are under consideration and successful applicants will be subject to specialized courses to ensure that they have the leadership and capability to train women to drive.

On Thursday, the university signed an agreement to establish a school to teach driving skills and traffic regulations to women with the General Directorate of Traffic.

“It is the first driving school for women in Saudi Arabia. It comes from our responsibility toward empowering women to drive cars,” said Dr. Huda bint Mohammad Al-Ameel, university rector.

She signed for the university, while Brig. Mohammed Al-Bassami signed for the General Directorate of Traffic.

It will also provide theoretical education and practical training and awareness services for all applicants to the academy.