Now Saudi women will also be able to drive trucks, ride bikes

ANI | Updated: Dec 16, 2017 19:48 IST

Riyadh [Saudi Arabia], Dec 16 (ANI): In an another revolutionary move, Saudi Arabian women will be able to drive trucks and ride bikes.

The Saudi General Department of Traffic (GDT) announced the new regulations, stating that the women will be allowed to drive trucks once the required conditions and guidelines have been met, the local media reported.

"Saudi women will also be allowed to drive motorcycles as per the royal decree announced in September, which comes into effect in June 2018."

In addition to this, there would be no discrimination against female-driven cars with plates and special numbers.

King Salman, in September issued a decree, saying women will be able to drive from next June as a part of an ambitious reform push in the conservative kingdom.

Saudi Arabia was the only country in the world where women were barred from receiving a driver's license. (ANI)