Hamad Al-Baishan, a recruitment agent, said recruitment charges will decrease and expat drivers will also lose their jobs.

“Women will be more independent and the financial burden of hiring a driver will no longer be an issue. Women will also be working in the transportation industry as bus drivers and metro drivers,” said Al-Baishan.

Saleh Bin Abdulwahid, another recruitment office agent, said hiring drivers is usually a financial burden on a Saudi family.