By Innovation-sa on May 8, 2018 in News

Saudi Arabia’s Public Transport Authority (PTA) published regulations for licensed female cab operators while providing transportation services to families, according to reports from Al-Madina newspaper.

Female chauffeurs providing family transportation services must be a Saudi national with a legal driving license and free from criminal records and any contagious disease.

The female cab drivers of family transportation service should only operate in the city where the license was issued, and violators will be fined SR 500.

A penalty of SR 5,000 will be issued if a Saudi female chauffeur carries male passengers in the absence of an adult female passenger or if the driver is a non-Saudi woman.

Moreover, if a male passenger or a child is allowed to sit in the front seat of the vehicle providing family transportation service, a penalty of SR 2,000 will be imposed.

Meanwhile, vehicles used for family transportation service should satisfy the 11 specifications mentioned in the by-laws. The vehicle should not be more than 5 years old, its color and appearance should adhere to the specifications published by the authorities, it should be at least a 7-seater, it should have efficient air-conditioning, a tracking device is mandatory for each vehicle, there should be an identification screen, and each vehicle should have electronic point-of-sale machine for accepting electronic payment.