1st les­son kills driver

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A WOMAN died in a crash on her first driv­ing les­son.

The learner was be­ing taught by her hus­band and ploughed into a con­crete block, de­stroy­ing the car.

The crash near Jed­dah, Saudi Ara­bia, came days af­ter King Sal­man ended a 60- year ban on women driv­ers. Many have been prac­tis­ing il­le­gally be­fore per­mits are is­sued next year.

But some Saudi cler­ics say women are a risk at the wheel as they have “half an in­tel­lect” and when they go shop­ping “it’s halved again”.

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