Sunday, November 13, 2011

Female Driver Storms Crowded Saudi Beach

Emirates 24 reports the following story taken from the daily Sabq. A link to it is here, and the story is also pasted in below.

Female driver storms crowded Saudi beach
Defies driving ban to spark panic among visitors

By StaffPublished Sunday, November 13, 2011

A Saudi woman defying a ban on driving cars by females in the conservative Moslem Gulf Kingdom stormed a crowded beach at high speed, causing panic among the visitors and prompting many of them to flee.

The woman, who was accompanied by several girls, veered off the road with her Toyota land cruiser four-wheel vehicle and entered the long sandy “Half-Moon” beach in the eastern province.

"She caused panic among beach revelers and many of them screamed and ran away….she was driving in a reckless way, prompting some visitors to phone the police,” Sabq Arabic language daily said.

The paper recalled that a Saudi woman driving at high speed in a desert area last year lost control of her vehicle, causing it to overturn many times. The accident resulted in the death of the driver and four female passengers and the injury of six other women who were in the car.


  1. Saudi should impose that before a woman have her license she should go to a Driving School which teach the most important thing when your driving a car on a desert.

  2. According to studies, women are far different from men in terms of driving. Women are quite indecisive when driving.

  3. Women are not allowed to drive here in Saudi Arabia.So, as the law doesn't allow women to drive, license is not an issue. :)

    But here's the thing, they tolerate boys as young as 8 years old to drive their mothers or sisters around. And boy, this kids drives the SUVs like there's no other vehicle on the road.