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Behind the wheel, a year on: Saudi women savour new freedom

Just a year ago driving was illegal for women in Saudi Arabia.

Pique fined 48,000 euros for driving without a valid licence

Pique was stopped by municipal police in Barcelona as part of a routine check and was found to be driving without any points on his licence.

Why you may want to be extra vigilant while driving in...

Road trippers may want to exercise extra caution while behind the wheel in August, which has been named "the most dangerous driving month of the year."

‘Look, a woman driver!’: Saudis tackle onslaught of sexism

Social media is awash with videos of women behind the wheel and men in the passenger seat, a role reversal that was unimaginable in the conservative petrostate until a royal decree last September ended a decades-long women driving ban.

Saudi Arabia’s RM361 billion reason to allow women driving

The move, which went into effect on Sunday, could add as much as $90 billion to economic output by 2030, with the benefits extending beyond that date.

Saudi woman drives F1 car on historic day

The lap of Le Castellet's Paul Ricard track, in a race-winning 2012 Lotus Renault E20, came on the day a ban ended on female drivers getting behind the wheel on the Gulf kingdom's roads.

Saudi women driving ban ends

The lifting of the ban, which follows a sweeping crackdown on women activists, is part of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman's reform drive to modernise the conservative petrostate.

Saudi women gear up for new freedom as driving ban ends

The lifting of the ban, which for years drew international condemnation and comparisons to the Taliban's rule in Afghanistan, has been welcomed by Western allies as proof of a new progressive trend in Saudi Arabia.

Saudi female car accident claims inspectors ready for women driving

Much of the kingdom's overwhelmingly young population supports the reforms, but many Saudis are concerned that changes are happening too fast.

First Saudi women get driving licences

Ten Saudi women swapped their foreign licences for Saudi ones in multiple cities, including the capital Riyadh, as the kingdom prepares to end its ban on June 24.

Expert: Enforcement, not age, key to curbing high accident rate

Karen Goonting says road safety education also needs to be consistently carried out.

Commutes on foot or bike tied to lowered risk of heart...

People who walk, cycle, or take public transit to work are 11% less likely to develop cardiovascular disease and 30% less likely to die from it than people who exclusively commuted by car.

Rights groups condemn Saudi women activists’ arrests

The activists had been campaigning for the right to drive.

US teens often ride with impaired drivers

Over 30% of US teenagers surveyed admitted to riding in a vehicle driven by a person under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

Auto crash deaths multiply after April 20 cannabis parties

April 20 is the day that marijuana smokers are most encouraged to indulge in the substance because the number 420 is related to marijuana.

Police: Almost 40,000 unsettled summonses from Singaporean drivers

Singaporean drivers account for more than half of all unpaid traffic summonses issued in Malaysia.

Zouk founder gets jail for DUI

Lincoln Cheng, the founder of Zouk, has received a one-week jail term for driving under the influence.

Octogenarian detained for driving against traffic

Video footage, which went viral on the social media, showed the 81-year-old man driving against the traffic at Km234 of the East Coast Expressway on Nov 9.

Separating myths from facts on elderly drivers

Road safety expert warns that taking away an elderly person's right to drive can affect their physical, mental and social wellbeing.

Saudi women face web of barriers even as driving ban lifts

Saudi activist Manal al-Sharif, who led the 2011 "Women2Drive" protest movement, is already looking to the next struggle: #Women2Drive done #IamMyOwnGuardian in progress.

Should the elderly be driving alone on our roads?

Good eyesight, hearing and reflexes are crucial when driving alone because without one or the other, an elderly driver could be putting his life and that of others at risk.

Police await blood test results to charge teen driver

Teen can be charged with causing death while driving under the influence as soon as the results are known, says Penang police chief.

Driving licence of ‘wrong way’ teen driver suspended

The Road Safety Council has decided to tighten enforcement and implement 22 measures for road safety, says transport minister.

Slow learners can get driving licence, subject to conditions

Driving instructor, JPJ say those with attention deficit or learning disabilities tested for good judgement and IQ, and are usually good drivers.