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Old 27th Sep 2017, 08:39
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Saudi Arabia is gonna get dangerous!

Apparently those modern progressives in Saudi are going to allow women to drive next year.

Having spent some time over the years in that paradise I can say driving standards are appalling.

Now you will have thousands of women who have been banned from driving joining their male compatriots in the everyday game of 'Wacky Races'.

Glad I dont go any more
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Old 27th Sep 2017, 09:20
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Perhaps they will drive better than the men - having had so much time to think about it.
However, demolition derbies are always good family fun.
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Old 27th Sep 2017, 09:41
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Well done to the Saudi leader. Now if we can have some common sense regarding the covering of the female face in public.
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Old 27th Sep 2017, 09:52
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Originally Posted by meadowrun View Post
Perhaps they will drive better than the men - having had so much time to think about it.
However, demolition derbies are always good family fun.
The requirement to wear blinkers while driving wiil probably lead to more than a few incidents. The country already has one of the worst records in the world for vehicle accidents.
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Old 27th Sep 2017, 11:00
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How will driving tests be organised?
A woman can't get into a car alone with an unrelated man, so her father or brother will have to accompany them on the test. And if they don't agree to her driving, what then?
It's hard to see how there could be female testers, since they would need to be experienced drivers, and by definition there can't be any. Catch 22?
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The country already has one of the worst records in the world for vehicle accidents.
Insh' Allah..... So only one person to blame for this it would seem
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Old 27th Sep 2017, 11:10
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Originally Posted by vctenderness View Post
Apparently those modern progressives in Saudi are going to allow women to drive next year.

Having spent some time over the years in that paradise I can say driving standards are appalling.

Now you will have thousands of women who have been banned from driving joining their male compatriots in the everyday game of 'Wacky Races'.

Glad I dont go any more
They've let women fly jet fighters for some years though haven't they?
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Old 27th Sep 2017, 11:36
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They've let women fly jet fighters for some years though haven't they?
That's OK. They aren't seen doing that in public!
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Old 27th Sep 2017, 12:26
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Originally Posted by Sallyann1234 View Post
How will driving tests be organised?
A woman can't get into a car alone with an unrelated man, so her father or brother will have to accompany them on the test. And if they don't agree to her driving, what then?
It's hard to see how there could be female testers, since they would need to be experienced drivers, and by definition there can't be any. Catch 22?
Seemples - one woman in a burka will take a test and her photo-id licence will be duplicated.

Do they have driving tests anyway?
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Originally Posted by Sallyann1234 View Post
How will driving tests be organised?
A woman can't get into a car alone with an unrelated man, so her father or brother will have to accompany them on the test. And if they don't agree to her driving, what then?
It's hard to see how there could be female testers, since they would need to be experienced drivers, and by definition there can't be any. Catch 22?
From what I gather their problems stem from women consorting with related men.
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Old 27th Sep 2017, 13:36
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Originally Posted by Effluent Man View Post
From what I gather their problems stem from women consorting with related men.
Well played and, sadly, very true.
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Old 27th Sep 2017, 19:23
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Women to drive cars in Saudi

From June next year women will be allowed to drive cars in Saudi. It is the sort of news that makes Jeremy`s speech resemble the weather forecast. Yes it is unfortunate 600,000 drivers will lose their jobs, but just think of the boom in the motorcar body repair and respray sector of the automotive industry.
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Old 27th Sep 2017, 19:31
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They've let women fly jet fighters for some years though haven't they?
Yes, but they do that with the visor down on their bonedome don`t they.
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Old 27th Sep 2017, 19:50
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Off to a good start.

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Originally Posted by Fareastdriver View Post
This thread has been started already.

http://www.pprune.org/jet-blast/6000...dangerous.html
Thank you Fareastdriver, late sighting on my part. Perhaps the mods can shift mine over to the previous thread.
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Old 27th Sep 2017, 20:02
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Off to a good start.

Surely this cannot be The Midlands. The steering wheel is on the wrong side.
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Old 27th Sep 2017, 20:07
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Originally Posted by Fareastdriver View Post
Copy you 1st post, delete the post which will delete the thread, then copy your post onto the senior thread.
All beyond me and my single digit keyboard skills am afraid.
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Old 27th Sep 2017, 20:24
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How will driving tests be organised?
A woman can't get into a car alone with an unrelated man, so her father or brother will have to accompany them on the test. And if they don't agree to her driving, what then?
It's hard to see how there could be female testers, since they would need to be experienced drivers, and by definition there can't be a2?ny. Catch 2
They will import female instructors
My good friend sadly killed in an Aircraft used to teach flying in Saudi
One day on the Camp he saw the commanders wife and went up to say hello
He was called to see the commander and told in future he was not to make any sort of greeting to her or he would be sacked on the spot

What they don't have they will import and own you for the duration
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Old 28th Sep 2017, 02:13
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The rich Saudi women will, if they haven't already and should they feel like it, do a driving course in Europe or the USA. The main problem is that, for the rest, initially, the instructors will all be men, and many of us know what the level of driving skill is in Saudi. The examiners will become quite rich, quite quickly.
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Old 28th Sep 2017, 14:51
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Our driver in China used to drive taxis. He got his licence at 16 years old. A backhander to the examiner solved his age problem. A few years later it became s requirement that pupils instructed in Shenzhen had to do their driving test in Guangzhou so as to avoid them arranging any baksheesh to the examiners.

The test was a joke, I did it with an examiner who didn't speak English and the whole thing, all fifteen minutes, was done by sign language.

However, my company minder had obviously done a deal with him.
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