The recent crackdown on undocumented drivers has disrupted the daily lives of many families in Saudi society. Professional women were immobilized and kindergarten schools suffered the most. The brave Saudi women spearheading the women’s driving campaign are motivated by their concern for the safety and welfare of their loved ones, which is why they continue to demand permission to drive. These women refuse to be dissuaded by ignorant fatwas and the narrow-mindedness that continues to dominate the mindset in society. Such narrow mindedness creates an attitude hostile to the concept of women driving in the country.
The implications of the ban
“The government must recognize that today’s professional young men and women are a different generation.”Samar Fatany