JEDDAH — Traffic police on Saturday pulled over a woman minutes after she got behind the wheel in Jeddah as part of a new campaign to get the driving ban lifted.
“Only 10 minutes after Tamador Al-Yami got behind the wheel police stopped her,” Eman Al-Nafjan said on her Twitter account, adding that Yami carries an international driving license and was with another woman who was filming her in the car.
Tamador’s husband was called to the scene and she was made to sign a pledge not to drive again without a Saudi license, said Nafjan.
Elsewhere in Al-Khobar, in the Eastern Province, another woman drove for two hours, accompanied by her husband, without being stopped, she said. On Oct. 26, at least 16 women were stopped by police for defying the driving ban.
Saturday was chosen as a symbolic date as part of efforts first launched a decade ago to press for the right for Saudi women to drive. — AFP