Monday, February 27, 2017

Syrian woman caught driving a car in Saudi Arabia

The Gulf Daily News printed a report from Riyadh dated 2/27/17. The text is pasted below and a link to the story is here. It is common for women to drive in rural areas, including the southwestern Asir region. The story does not explain whether this incident took place in a city.


Riyadh: A young Syrian woman was caught driving a car and listening to music in the province of Asir.

The 24-year-old woman who lives in Abha, was driving the Toyota Hilux, in the company of her family members, reported Almarsd.

A citizen spotted her sitting behind the steering wheel and alerted the traffic police officers who arrested her and referred her to the authorities.

The woman was later released and handed over to her family after signing an undertaking not to flout the Saudi laws which ban women from driving.

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