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24/06/2018 Saudi Arabia awards first driver’s licenses to women

Saudi Arabia was unique in being the only country in the world where women were forbidden to drive motor vehicles. On 26 September 2017, King Salman decreed that women will be allowed to gain driver's licenses in the Kingdom. His orders give responsible departments 30 days to prepare reports for implementation of this, with the target of removing the ban on women's drivers' licenses by June 2018.