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Saudi Shoura Council rejects recommendation on women drivers

The council, decided earlier to convene to discuss a bill to “foster an environment conducive to legalize female driving.”

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The Saudi Shoura Council rejected a recommendation on women driving cars, in its meeting on Monday.

The council, decided earlier to convene to discuss a bill to “foster an environment conducive to legalize female driving.”

While some say that in Saudi Arabia, no penal code exists that explicitly states that women are forbidden from driving, and that the government simply does not issue licenses to women, some Saudi Shoura Council members reopened discussion on women driving in the country.