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Twitter: 77% of Saudi women plan to drive

"As many as 77 per cent of Saudi women are planning to drive this year," said Benjamin Ampen, head of Twitter sales in the Middle East and North Africa.

Ampen made the remarks during an interview with Saudi daily Okaz yesterday to mark International Women's Day.

Read: Saudi allows women to drive

A study conducted by Twitter revealed that 87 per cent of Saudis, male and female, currently own a car while one out of two replace their car on a regular basis.

On 26 September 2017, King Salman Bin Abdulaziz issued an order to allow women to drive as of June this year for the first time in the Kingdom's history.

Saudi women can drive - Cartoon [Sarwar Ahmed/MiddleEastMonitor]

Saudi women can drive – Cartoon [Sarwar Ahmed/MiddleEastMonitor]

 

 

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