It is hard to believe, let alone reconcile, that in this modern day and age women are not permitted to drive in Saudi Arabia.
"Saudi Arabia is the only country that bars women from driving. But the topic remains a highly emotional issue in the kingdom, where women are also not allowed to vote, or even work without their husbands’, or fathers’, permission. For religious puritans, the ban on women driving is a sign that the government remains steadfast in the face of a Western onslaught on Saudi traditions. A political cartoon here once depicted car keys attached to a hand grenade."
As they say, watch this space to see how the tussle between the women and the authorities plays out.