Saudi: Women traffic violators to be detained at Girls Care Homes

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Women who commit traffic violations punishable with detention will be detained at care homes for girls.

An approval to this effect was given by the Council of Ministers chaired by Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman at Al-Safa Palace in Makkah on Tuesday evening.

The Traffic Department proposed that women drivers committing traffic violations be admitted to care homes and have their vehicles impounded. Women below 30 years of age will be released from the homes only by a judge’s order. Women above 30 years of age can leave the home after serving their term, the Traffic Department proposed.

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Girls Care Homes are affiliated with the Ministry of Labor and Social Development (MLSD). The ministry aims to have a care home in every province in the Kingdom.

Care homes for girls are set up to take care of girls who have been involved in criminal cases. The homes should provide opportunities for education, social development, health care and religious studies.

Source Credit: Saudi Gazette

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