Reporter's Notebook: Saudi women take to the races

Reporter's Notebook: Saudi women take to the races

This June, for the first time ever, women in Saudi Arabia will be allowed to drive.In this deeply conservative country, which for decades has officially embraced and enforced a strict, all-encompassing version of Islam, the image of a woman behind the wheel, driving herself wherever she chooses, with no man accompanying her, was seen by many as scandalous, even sacrilegious.Many other Saudis saw the restriction on women drivers as backwards and embarrassing. And now -- they can’t wait to hit ...