Saudi Arabia has started issuing drivers’ licenses to allow women to drive cars, finally.
The nation has issued its first driving licenses to 10 women, as the kingdom gears up to lift the world’s only ban on female drivers in three weeks’ time. Officials expect another 2,000 women to apply for licenses in the coming week.
A government statement said the 10 women given licenses already held driving licenses from other countries, including the US, UK, Lebanon, and Canada. They took a brief driving exam and eye test before being issued with the licenses at the traffic department in the capital, Riyadh.
On June 24th, the Kingdom is due to end the world’s only ban on women drivers.