Saudi women are learning to drive and are arming themselves with Lebanese driving licenses to prove it:
Saudi women, banned from driving vehicles at home, are increasingly going abroad to get driver’s licenses, local daily Arab News reported on Friday.
Women learn to drive in remote areas outside of cities within Saudi Arabia and then go to countries such as Lebanon and the United Arab Emirates to get a license, according to the newspaper.
I’m sure many can vouch that a Lebanese driving license is no proof that you can drive. But apparently a license can boost you standing in society:
Women also see having a driving license as a sign of prestige, Arab News reported.
“I have a driving license because it looks good in my wallet and I sometimes use it for ID,” 24-year-old Rufaida Jamal told the newspaper.