Religious Police Chief Says Saudi Women Driving Bikes Never an Issue

It turns out the story about allowing Saudi women to drive bikes is not a story after all. The daily al-Hayat today quotes the religious police chief as saying since driving bikes is not a common thing to do in Saudi Arabia, the matter was never actually under consideration to be banned or allowed. Abdul-Latif Al Alsheikh, head of the Commission for Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice (CPVPV), told the newspaper that it is not their job to search or follow women who drive bikes when they go to the desert with their families.