Riyadh - The first batch of Saudi women have started working as inspectors of traffic accidents.
They have undergone training over the past period to respond to incidents involving female drivers.
The new step follows the lifting of the ban on women driving on the 24th of June, by a royal order issued by the Saudi king.
Forty women who were hired by private insurance company Najm graduated on the 22nd of June, to work as traffic accident inspectors.
They received their diplomas, dressed in black abayas, with most covering their faces with the niqab during a ceremony held in Riyadh
Sweeping social reforms pushed by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, twinned with an economic overhaul aimed at ending dependency on oil exports, are chipping away at traditional norms.