More driving schools for women will be opened in various regions of the Kingdom during the beginning of the year 2021, Al-Watan newspaper reported quoting well-informed sources.
More women applicants will also be allowed to use the facilities at the driving schools for men.
There will be specific periods of time for women at these schools and that will be under the supervision of women trainers.
This is aimed at easing the rush at women driving schools and facilitating to issue more driving licenses for women applicants, the sources said.
Meanwhile, a report of the General Authority for Statistics showed that the number of driving licenses issued to women during the period from June 24, 2018, to January 2020 reached 174,624, of which Saudi women license holders represent 84.8 percent.
Around 47.7 percent of licenses were issued in Riyadh region and the Eastern Province comes next to it with 27.9 percent of licenses issued while the Makkah region issued 14.4 percent of licenses.
At present, there are five women driving schools in the Kingdom and they are in Riyadh, Jeddah, Dammam, Madinah and Tabuk. There are 21 sites for issuance of licenses after converting foreign licenses in various regions of the Kingdom.