1,470 Saudi women get driving license from Jordan


Saudi Gazette report

TABUK — Around 1,470 Saudi women have received driving licenses from Jordan in the past few years, Jordanian police sources told Okaz.

The source said that Saudi women drivers were excellent on the road and adhered to traffic regulations.

It has been reported that those women who hold international driving licenses will be exempted from driving license examination in Saudi Arabia.

More than 2,000 male and female students are studying in Jordan.

Most of the Saudi female students in Jordan said that the decision to allow women to drive will ease many of the problems they face.

This step will help the Saudi women in the job market, especially that the biggest problem they face is transportation.

Fatima Al-Awami, a student studying medicine in Jordan, said that she learned driving when she was in Jordan because the cost of transportation is very high in Amman.

She got her first driving license in 2013.

Praising the Royal decree to grant driving license to women, she said: “This decision is historical and will be remembered by many generations to come. I truly thank the King and the Crown Prince for this decision.”

Fatima Al-Mahrous, another Saudi female student, received her driving license in 2014.

She said, “The decision will benefit many families, especially those women who are being constantly blackmailed by drivers to increase their salary.”

Hanan Muhammad, another student, said that she takes the wheel as soon as her husband enters the Jordanian border. She said that driving is very important for women and benefit the family in general.

Nur Al-Zahrani sees the decision as good and timely.

She does not have a driver’s license, but she will work on getting one in Jordan.