Saudi women waited for opportunities to get behind the wheel

on Sunday, 24 June, entered into force a law allowing women from Saudi Arabia to drive. On it informs BBC News.

the New law was announced in September 2017, king Salman, and in early June, Saudi Arabia began to issue licenses for the operation of the vehicle and also opened courses to train women to drive.

Saudi Arabia was the only country in the world, where since 1957, has been banned for driving for women. Because of this, families were forced to hire drivers to move the female family members in the city. In the 1990-ies there was a movement for women’s right to independent driving. Many activists were arrested and put on trial.

the lifting of the ban on driving is part of the programme of crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman for the modernization of certain aspects of Saudi society.