The Traffic Department has two options. It could change the penalties for women. However, this would expose the department to criticism for failing to treat men and women equally. The other option is imprisonment. The department could imprison women who commit major violations just as they now imprison men, and this is what they plan to do.

The department has made an agreement with social care centers all over the country to take in women who commit major traffic violations. This will be done under the direct supervision of the Ministry of Labor and Social Development.

Al-Hayat newspaper recently published some statistics about road accidents in the Kingdom. The report warned that the number of traffic accidents was on the rise and drivers breaking traffic rules were responsible for most of the accidents. There is an accident every minute and 20 people die every day on our roads.