Five years driving but Saudi women still steer a bumpy road

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Wearing a white racing overall and a turquoise helmet, Reema Juffali strides to her Gran Turismo car and is soon speeding along a track covered in skid marks. The GT racer from Saudi Arabia, who has tens of thousands of followers on social media, embodies the ultimate in what was unthinkable in the conservative Islamic kingdom just a few years ago: women alone at the wheel – and having fun doing it. Five years have passed since Saudi Arabia overturned a decades-old ban on women driving. The last country in the world where women were barred from driving made headlines with the move, which advoc…

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