She Drives KSA: A National Research Project about the Impact of Women Driving on Sustainable Development And Traffic Safety In The Kingdom Of Saudi Arabia

She Drives KSA welcomes you to a national research project that simulates the Kingdom's 2030 Vision. The research was conducted by a team from Imam AbdulRahman bin Faisal University in cooperation with specialists from the General Administration of Traffic in Saudi Arabia and UCL University.
This research coincides with the launch of an important milestone in the history of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia; permitting women to drive.
The research aims at exploring and monitoring the transition period between the decree of allowing women to drive, the consequences of this decision, the preparatory procedures for its implementation, and the impact that it might have on the sustainable development (in terms of economy, environment and society), as well as on traffic safety.

It is no secret that the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) is undergoing an important transitional period of development under the Vision 2030. This period is associated with dynamic changes and developments at various levels. It is also associated with rigorous emphasis on the importance of full activation for the role of women to be able to carry out their tasks efficiently and effectively. This national project, which is led by a Saudi university, comes at the time the whole world wants to know the dimensions of women driving in Saudi Arabia. It answers all relevant queries and deals with the relevant speculations (predictions) and presumptions. The project serves as a future forecast for decision makers in the Kingdom helping them develop strategies and enact laws and regulations that can contribute to activating the dimensions of sustainable development, enhancing the concepts of traffic safety and achieving quality of life and thus reducing the public expenditure in line with the Kingdom’s vision 2030.
The research project is expected to be the base of future research conducted on this topic, as it is the very first of its kind in the Kingdom. It will provide rigorous findings that are of value not only to Saudi Arabia, but to the worldwide research community as well. This research project is also a unique opportunity for those interested in female-focused studies, those responsible for the transportation system and its safety, and for various companies affiliated with the transportation sector or sustainable development to participate in this study as a part of their own social responsibility
Together we can contribute to a brighter future for a thriving economy and a vibrant society.

We greatly appreciate your active participation, loyalty and ambition.

Chief Researcher
Dr. Najah Moqbel Abdullah Al-Qarawi
Professor of Geography of Transport, Department of Geography and Geographic Information Systems
Dean of Community Service and Sustainable Development University of Imam Abdulrahman bin Faisal

Dr. Maria Kamargianni
Assistant Professor in Transport and Energy Head of Mobility as a Service Lab (MaaSLab), Energy Institute
University College London

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Published on: 02 May 2018
Last update on: 25 June 2019
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