A report given to a high-level advisory group in Saudi Arabia claims that allowing women in the kingdom to drive could encourage premarital sex, a rights activist said Saturday, AP reported.
The report by Kamal Subhi claims that allowing women to drive will threaten the country's traditions of virgin brides.
The suggestion is that driving will allow greater mixing of genders and could promote sex.
The ultraconservative stance suggests increasing pressure on King Abdullah to retain the kingdom's male-only driving rules despite international criticism.
(China.org.cn December 5, 2011)