Monday, April 01, 2013

Saudi Women Ride Bikes

Women in Saudi Arabia have gained the right to ride bicycles:
Saudi women have been allowed to ride buggies and bikes in public after the Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and the Prevention of Vice lifted a ban on them.
Under the new rules, women can use parks, esplanades and open desert areas and enjoy themselves as long as they are modestly dressed, sources from the Commission told local Arabic daily Al Youm.
A male relative should be present to ensure he can provide prompt assistance in case of falls or accidents, the source said...
However, according to the source, the women should use the bikes and buggies only for recreational purposes and not as permanent means of transport.
Could this be an entrance to a path to allowing women to drive cars?

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