A Saudi university has reportedly banned its female students from using taxis unless they have parental consent, Saudi Gazette daily reported.
The Imam Abdulrahman bin Faisal University ordered female students not to use Uber, Careem and other taxi services without permission from their parents or guardians.
The university has also banned Uber, Careem and other taxis from entering the campus without authorisation.
The university announced the new measure after police arrested a cab driver who was caught for sexually abusing a girl with hearing disability while taking her from her educational institution to her home in Madinah.
The university, which has 21 colleges, has distributed a form among female students to get approval from parents and guardians to use app-based taxis for transportation.