The story behind the first driving license given to a Saudi woman 66 years ago
AlArabiya.net reported on the first Saudi woman to be granted a driver's license. A link to the story is here and the text is printed below.
Mohamed al-Harbi, AlArabiya.netSunday, 1 October 2017
Sixty six years ago, a judge granted one woman a license to drive in Saudi Arabia.
Abdulkarim al-Hawqil, speaking to Al Arabiya about what happened at the
time, said that the story involved a blind man who had two daughters
and a car that was driven by one of them in order for her to care for
her father with ease.
There were times when the man would sell items in a local market.
that time, people in the market considered it a disgrace," Hawqil said.
"How can a lady drive the car? It is strange for them to see behind a
woman behind a steering wheel."
historian went on to say: "The market people took the blind man and his
daughters to a judge, Sheikh Ali bin Suleiman al-Roumi. He listened to
the words of the blind man and his circumstances and the for his
daughter to drive the car.
“The judge became the first to allow a woman to drive in Saudi Arabia, 66 years ago.”