Societal

Saudi women allowed to ride bikes

Саудовская Аравия женщина дождь

Photo: EPA

Saudi women, who for many years have sought opportunities to operate vehicles have obtained such a right with the corresponding decision being made by the Committee for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice in the Saudi kingdom.

 However, they have only been allowed to ride bicycles and motorized buggies.

 According to the law women “are free to operate these vehicles but only on the condition that they will be accompanied by one of their male relatives.”

 Lady-drivers must dress modestly and not leave the area of ​​local parks or near the coast.

 Saudi Arabia is the only country where women cannot get a driver’s license.

 Voice of Russia, TASS

http://english.ruvr.ru/2013_04_02/Saudi-women-allowed-to-ride-bikes-917/