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Non-Driving Saudi Women Drivers!

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And from the wonderful world of Arab media, a columnist from Al-Watan - one the Arab world's leading newspapers - says he knows why the streets of Saudi Arabia are so dangerous: women drivers.

Columnist Moudy Al-Zahrani says even though women do not actually drive in Saudi Arabia, they make up the "great majority" of back-seat drivers, and play a "leading the chaos characteristic of our streets." Specifically, Al-Zahrani says, "Once a woman is seated in her car, she begins issuing contradictory orders which she demands the driver carry out.... The woman's general mood...determines whether things will be all right that day or whether all will end in disaster."

And so, he says, the government must educate women on how to drive safely while in the back seat.


"Special Report with Brit Hume: Political Grapevine." Fox News, May 12, 2004.

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