44 Saihat women trained in car inspection, maintenance

Women being trained in periodic inspection of cars and other mechanic aspects in Saihat. — Okaz photo

By Fatima Al-Dibais

Okaz/Saudi Gazette

DAMMAM — A female committee in Saihat, in Qatif region, has qualified 44 Saudi women on the periodic inspection of cars and other mechanic aspects in addition to the best methods of choosing the cars most suitable to them.

The women support committee of the educational services said during the training session, the instructors answered all the questions raised by women trainees regarding driving, repair and other technical aspects.

Fatihiya Al-Madlouh, committee member and coordinator of the activity, said the women trainees raised a number of questions regarding car driving and maintenance which were all fully answered by the instructors.

She said more such sessions will be held to enlighten women about the after-sale services including visits to the car insurance companies to be acquainted with the best type of insurance which may suit the needs and requirements of every car driver.

Meanwhile, as many as 1,470 Saudi women have completed their training on driving in the Eastern Province under a program executed by Imam Abdul Rahman Bin Faisal University in collaboration with the department of traffic.

Abdul Hameed Al-Moajil, chairman of the university's safety driving chair, said three sessions were held on traffic safety which were attended by about 110 supervisors in girl schools in addition to training sessions for about 720 women who plan to obtain driving licenses.

He said about 25 car companies presented lessons about driving on simulators while two companies trained women in practical driving.

Moajil said women were also trained on parking their cars in the special parking lots assigned for them in the university's premises.