December 12th, 2013
04:26 PM ET

Women detained in Saudi Arabia for defying driving ban

Four women were detained by traffic police in two Saudi Arabian cities this week for defying the Kingdom's driving ban, according to all the women stopped.

In the Red Sea port city of Jeddah Thursday, two women, Sahar Naseef and Tamador Alyami, were stopped by police after being spotted in a car on one of the city's main thoroughfares.

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  1. Jessica

    We don't need to drive anyhows. It's dangerous and causes pollution. If we all rode busses or subways or bicycles things would be better.

    December 12, 2013 at 4:33 pm | Report abuse |
  2. banasy©

    Saudi Arabia. Right there on the cutting edge of women's rights.

    December 12, 2013 at 4:59 pm | Report abuse |
  3. bobcat (in a hat)©

    A traffic policeman stops a woman and asks to see her driving licence.
    'Lady, it says here that you should be wearing glasses when driving.'
    'Well,' replies the woman, 'I have contacts.'
    'Lady, I don't care who you know, your still going to get a ticket.'

    December 12, 2013 at 7:32 pm | Report abuse |
    • bobcat (in a hat)©

      An Amish lady trots down the road in her horse and buggy when a cop pulls her over. "Ma'am," says the cop, "I'm not going to ticket you, but I do have to issue you a warning. You have a broken reflector on your buggy."

      "Oh, I'll let my husband, Jacob, know as soon as I get home," responds the Amish lady.

      "That's fine. Another thing, ma'am. I don't like the way that one rein loops across the horse's back and around his ba lls. I consider that animal abuse. Have your husband take care of that right away," instructs the cop.

      Later, the lady tells her husband about her encounter with the cop.

      "He said the reflector is broken," she tells her husband.

      "I can fix that in two minutes. What else?" asks Jacob.

      She says, "I'm not sure, Jacob - something about the emergency brake."

      December 12, 2013 at 7:41 pm | Report abuse |
  4. bobcat (in a hat)©

    Did you hear about the Chinese couple that had a black baby?
    They named him Sum Ting Wong!

    What do you call an Amish guy with his hand up a horses behind?
    A Mechanic.

    Did you hear about the dyslexic Rabbi?
    He walks around saying "Yo!"

    Did you hear about the red ship and the blue ship that collided?
    A. The survivors were marooned.

    December 12, 2013 at 8:03 pm | Report abuse |
  5. saywhat

    Thanks@bobcat,good ones.
    As for S.Arabia, womenfolk there are stirring for their rights.More power to them.

    December 12, 2013 at 8:39 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Jan

    Bobcat is a hero. His jokes rule.

    December 12, 2013 at 9:08 pm | Report abuse |
  7. chrissy

    Lmao @ Jan, he sure is! Makes every day better when he posts his funnies!

    December 12, 2013 at 9:10 pm | Report abuse |