Sharjah lifts driving licence ban on certain professions
Sharjah recently lifted a ban, which was implemented five years ago, that did not allow certain low-paid professions to apply for a driving licence.
According to Gulf News, the ban was lifted by the Sharjah Traffic Department last Wednesday. Sharjah driving schools are already receiving numerous inquiries from people for applying for a new driving licence as news spreads among the emirate’s residents.
In 2008, Sharjah had placed a ban on 86 low-paid professions to reduce traffic congestion. In 2010, the number was reduced to 74. The professions which were on the ban-list included typists, painters, calligraphers, clerks, newspaper boys, storekeepers, vendors, barbers and electricians.