Ok I know many of you received this one already but it was once again burning a hole in my inbox and therefore needs to be shown.
I was forwarded this email from a guy at work.... I now sit back resigned to the fact that Saudi is changing, but do scratch my chin as to whether that change is for the better or not!?!?
Majlis shoura has advised the Court of Majlis of Ministers regarding women driving in Saudi Arabia.
Rules and regulations regarding women driving vehicles.
1– atleast 30 years of age.
2- permission from her guardian (husband or father or brother………)
3- have driving license from women driving school.
4- should be modest in clothing and not have makeup on while driving.
5- should be driving inside the city if alone. For outside the city driving must have a guardian with her.
6- must be within the hours 7AM to 8PM from Saturday to Wednesday. On Thursday and Friday from 2PM till 8PM.
7- must have a cell phone with her in case of emergency.
8- In case of car break down or accident, she should call Women Police Service to take her call.
9- will pay a certain amount of money (credit on her driving license) which will be used by Women Police for her Tire Puncture Repair or other maintenance.
1- creation of Women Police who will be specialized in multiple fields like driving, taking calls with companies to repair cars, rent cars, and also issue traffic violation tickets.
2- Creation of free women police center for emergency call.
3- Opening Islamic propagation center in the Women Police department inside the cities.
4- Renewal of driving license every year.
1- for those drivers who chase women drivers, if caught or proved, will be jailed for minimum 8 months with fine.
2- For those drivers who try to stop women drivers by any ways like making their way narrow will be jailed for 1 day with fine.
3- If any driver hurt the women drivers will be jailed for 1 month with fine.
1- Those women drivers who do not follow Islamic Behavior their license will be suspended for minimum 6 months with 500-1000 riyals fine.
2- Their guardian will be notified in written by the Heaia Amr Bil Maaroof…