King Salman bin Abdulaziz has decided to allow women to drive, a decision that is breaking decades of tradition in the usually rather conservative Kingdom. Saudi Press Agency announced today that women will be issued driving licenses as early as June 2018.
The king has also asked a committee to study the execution of the regulations
Seeing as this is something that has never been done in the country, netizens all over the world are sharing their joy for the women in Saudi Arabia.
The royal decree will implement the provisions of traffic regulations, including the issuance of driving licences for men and women alike
Saudi Press Agency
The internet’s optimistic response
What a beautiful moment in history, when even celebrities from other countries are commenting on the surprising news.
” Wow. Finally..”
— Frank Gardner (@FrankRGardner) September 26, 2017
“Truly groundbreaking for women”
— Joy Villa (@Joy_Villa) September 26, 2017
“One giant leap for mankind”
— Mustafa Bağ (@mustafa__bag) September 26, 2017
This guy summed it all up in one word..
UPDATE: Islamic scholars in the kingdom have issued a statement saying there’s no hindrance on the lift of the ban
— Saudi Gazette (@Saudi_Gazette) September 26, 2017