The Saudi Driving School has trained about 5,000 women in partnership with Princess Nourah University (PNU), the school’s CEO Abdul Baset Al-Suwaidi was quoted as saying in a media report.
“After passing a written test, trainees spend two hours in a simulation lab before they begin the first six-hour practical training phase,” he added, according to a report in Arab News.
A trainee must pass the first phase of practical training to be able to move on to the second phase, which includes 14 hours of training, he explained.
“After that, a trainee must pass the road test, in which she learns 18 key driving skills,” said Al-Suwaidi. “Once she passes this test, a trainee is ready to hit the road.”
If a trainee fails the road test, she will have to undergo four hours of the second phase’s practical training, he added.