Saudi Arabia: Rules for Learner Drivers Clarified

Saudi Arabia: Rules for Learner Drivers Clarified News developments

Saudi Arabia: Rules for Learner Drivers Clarified

Gulf News (United Arab Emirates), 19 August 2021: Saudi Arabia’s Traffic Department has clarified the rules for learner drivers in the Kingdom.

The minimum driving age in the country is 18. This is decided in line with the Islamic calendar.

Learners can drive at 17 under the Islamic calendar under supervision.

Saudi Arabia’s Public Security Department allows citizens and residents to obtain a driver’s license.

Medical check-ups have to be taken. This check-up includes blood samples, an eye test and a general check-up.

Applicants must also pass a theory test. This includes 20 questions.

In terms of practical training, applicants have to go to a driving school first to get an assessment and the number of training hours required will then be determined.

The driving school will provide learner drivers with a training course customised to their needs. This will be followed by an assessment.

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Marlé Van Sandwyk