Alva Review-Courier -

Lawrence Journal-World 

Women in Kansas react to driving ban lift in Saudi Arabia


October 13, 2017

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Shahad Alfadeel learned how to drive around the same time most American teens do — at 16.

But Alfadeel isn't your typical American teen. She's a Saudi citizen who has spent the last five years living in Lawrence while her parents worked toward doctoral degrees at the University of Kansas.

Alfadeel, now 17, knew having a driver's license (she's still waiting for her dad to save up for a car before she makes it official) would make life easier in Lawrence. She just never expected to be able to drive back home in Saudi Arabia.

Not in her lifetime, anyway.

"I would've...

For access to this article please sign in or subscribe.


Reader Comments(0)


Our Family of Publications Includes:

Powered by ROAR Online Publication Software from Lions Light Corporation
© Copyright 2021