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Aramco’s center launches 34-hour driving program
May 20, 2018

The Women Driving Center at Aramco launched its 34-hour driving program to offer driving courses to 3,400 candidates a year.

The center’s Training and Development Head Nabil Al-Dibl said the candidates would undergo 10 hours of theory and 24 hours of practice in a well-designed program.

“We have the latest learning technology available to ensure that our candidates glean the most out of our program. We not only aim to graduate"...

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AETOSWire and RoadSafetyUAE Launch Awareness Campaign for Ramadan
May 16, 2018

AETOSWire, the news distribution arm of NSG and exclusive representative of Business Wire, a Berkshire Hathaway company, in the MENA region, joined hands with RoadSafetyUAE, an initiative that ultimately aims to bring about safer roads in the region, in launching the Road Safety Awareness Campaign during the Holy Month of Ramadan.

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Ramadan – Accidents / Claims Analysis & Road Safety Tips
May 15, 2018

Ramadan is a very special time and it’s all about being with the ones close to us, and this creates a lot of traffic! This festive period poses unique challenges for road users.

The Ramadan specific lifestyle has physical effects on our body, especially when coinciding with the hot summer season like this year. Fasting can result in dehydration and low blood sugar, which in turn can"...

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Uber launches loyalty scheme to reward Saudi drivers
May 5, 2018

Uber has announced the launch of Uber Platinum, a loyalty program designed to reward local partner drivers using the application across Saudi Arabia.

The announcement follows the company’s celebration of a major milestone last year after it announced onboarding more than 150,000 Saudi partners in the kingdom and also unveiled its new driver support centre in Riyadh.

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Saudi Arabia allows women to work as chauffeurs
May 5, 2018

Saudi Arabia has announced that women would henceforth be allowed to work as chauffeurs, the Saudi Press Agency reported on Friday.

Mohamed bin al-Bassami, head of the Saudi General Traffic Directorate, was quoted as saying that five driving schools for women had been granted licenses to operate in six Saudi cities, including Riyadh.

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Saudi Arabia allows women to work as chauffeurs
May 5, 2018

Saudi Arabia has announced that women would henceforth be allowed to work as chauffeurs, the Saudi Press Agency reported on Friday.

Mohamed bin al-Bassami, head of the Saudi General Traffic Directorate, was quoted as saying that five driving schools for women had been granted licenses to operate in six Saudi cities, including Riyadh.

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First auto insurance claims center opens for women
May 3, 2018

The first auto insurance claims center for women opened here on Tuesday in preparation for the implementation of a royal decree allowing women to drive in June.

Salama Insurance’s senior executives inaugurated the new branch located in Al-Madinah Road.

The new insurance claims center, which is run by an all-female staff, aims to support women drivers and car owners.

“We’re proud to employ an entire staff of"...

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RTA Opens Registration for the Dubai World Challenge for Self-Driving Transport
May 1, 2018

The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) in Dubai opens today, May 1st, 2018, the registration for the Dubai World Challenge for Self-Driving Transport through the website www.sdchallenge.com. HE Mattar Al Tayer, Director-General and Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of the RTA, had previously unveiled the initiative in collaboration with Khalifa University and NewCities International Organisation.

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Road Safety Activation – ‘NO Speeding in Residential Communities!’
April 28, 2018

  • High percentage of road accidents occur within a short distance from home
  • Focus on ‘NO Speeding in Residential Communities’
  • Community events and dedicated pledge
  • Creating a safer driving culture must start at home and in our neighborhoods

Good behavior starts at home! This is true also for responsible and well-mannered driving behavior. Caltex Havoline and RoadSafetyUAE"...

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40% fall in recruitment of foreign drivers seen
April 25, 2018

As the dates for women driving and Saudization of the taxi sector approaching fast, recruitment of foreign drivers in the Kingdom has declined 10 percent in the beginning of this year. The figure is expected to reach 40 percent by the end of the year.

Economists said the fall in recruitment of foreign drivers would reduce Saudi families’ cost of living, help them save a substantial amount of money annually and reduce remittances by expat workers....

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