The Saudi Shoura Council rejected a recommendation on women driving on Monday.

In its meeting, the council, decided to kick-off a session to discuss a bill “foster an environment conducive to legalize female driving.”

While some say that in Saudi Arabia, no penal code exists that explicitly states that women are forbidden from driving, and that the government simply does not issue licenses to women, some Saudi Shoura Council members reopened discussion on women driving in the country.

On Oct 24, A young Saudi woman was arrested after police were notified she was driving a car in Mecca.

The woman, together with two male passengers, was handed over to the vice squad after intoxicating substances were found in the car.

The three will be indicted for illegal driving and gender mixing.

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