How can we lift the ban on women driving in Saudi Arabia?

Sally

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This certainly would be a start.

How can we lift the ban on women driving in Saudi Arabia?


Like all progress in our conservative society, if women are ever going to be permitted to drive in the Kingdom, we must focus on modest steps to satisfy those on all sides of the debate.

In no realistic version of the future will women suddenly start driving the next day, even if a law is passed that allows them to do so. Progressing to that point will require the establishment of a framework and a process of several stages:

Stage 1: Establishing a framework

Driving schools will be set up for women, where licenses will be provided with the permission of the woman’s male guardian.

A police training academy will be established for female police officers who will monitor traffic violations and be called to scenes of accidents involving women drivers. In addition, ambulances called to the scenes of an accident must have both male and female paramedics.

Stage 2: Easing into it

Once the framework is set up, it will be time to test it. But like the implementation of all new programs, it will start with a limited “soft launch”.

Women in this stage will be permitted to drive; however, only in the presence of a male guardian. Due to the framework requirements, this will be rolled out city by city; for example, Jeddah or Riyadh to begin with.

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When I was stationed in Saudi Arabia with the U.S. Army I had a black (American) secretary whose husband was also a black American that worked for Saudia (the airline) She would wear a male Saudi thobe and head dress and drive around Jeddah. This was in the 70s. LOL
 

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begin by lifting their veil.
can't drive with their face covered.
They have to feel like a person, not a thing, to be hidden away.
when they have respect for themselves, they will respect the car and the rules of the rode....safety of everyone else out there on the road as well.

some drive when they travel to other countries
 
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