In countries where women have been driving for generations, the answer is negative. We wonder where the science could be behind that idea? We in the western world believe just as premarital sex encourages more premarital sex, driving encourages more driving....They are two different activities.
Does the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia sincerely want more drivers? Perhaps that is the real issue in such countries that do not encourage women to drive. Everyone has to be persuaded with good reasons, which I give below because I believe Saudi Arabia should encourage women to drive.
Driving is a good skill to learn and can make girls safer if they have the option of not entering a car with drivers they do not feel comfortable with, and so they will not be kidnapped.
Driving for women is an important human right and a good idea, and of course, they need to have the option of driving lessons.
If women drive, they can, among other activities:
1) help drive their families for food shopping
2) drive sick and old women who feel safer with a young girl
3) drive cars to schools
4) take pets to veterinarians and drive horse vans
5) go shopping for food and clothing by themselves
6) girls can safely go to movies with their girlfriends
7) some women prefer to drive enormous trucks and help the economy
They might be safer at night in their own car than in a bus, walking, or driving in someone else's car. They can use their own car if the other driver is not a safe driver or does not wish to drive, or they do not wish to enter a certain car. Of course, they have to learn how to drive, follow the legal rules of the road, and practice safe, defensive driving.
As a mother of two girls in New Jersey, both of mine have learned to drive, and have their own cars. They learned to drive first in classroom lessons, and then instructor-led outings in a car with dual brakes. Rules of the road here are so strict that girls and boys cannot drive until they are seventeen, and only fully when they are eighteen. Many teenagers delay driving a little longer...Students growing up in New York City itself often do not learn how to drive at all.
We want what we want, and life doesn't always give us what we want even if we deserve it.