Saudi women start driving — legally

Saudi women can drive now — legally.

Saudi women are officially in the driver’s seat for the first time ever.

The world’s last remaining ban on women driving was lifted just after midnight on Sunday and the mood was upbeat as women would no longer have to rely on their husbands, fathers, brothers and drivers to run errands, go to work and see friends.

“I’m speechless. I’m so excited it’s actually happening,” said Hessah al-Ajaji, who drove her family’s Lexus down the capital’s busy Tahlia Street after midnight.

 

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