Driving in Saudi Arabia – level 3
Saudi Arabia was the only country with a ban on women drivers, but this Sunday became a historic day when the ban lifted.
Loolooah Al Fireiji, a female citizen who talked to the media, said that the move was urgent because women have entered the workforce. She personally will still have a driver, but she will keep the licence with her in case of an emergency.
Granting women the legal right has been welcomed by many and could also help boost the Saudi economy through female participation.
Difficult words: ban (a law which says that somebody must not do something), lift (end), urgent (needed quickly), grant (let, allow), boost (help, increase), participation (taking part in something, such as working).
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