Charedi drivers

THE non-frum have been getting hot under the collar about the announcement from the Belz community that women should not be permitted to drive.

I'm definitely not Orthodox, and I'm a woman, but I would welcome the ban wholeheartedly.

Not because I believe that religious women shouldn't be allowed to get behind the wheel of a car, but because anyone who has had to suffer the driving of some of our charedi bretheren around Salford, Greater Manchester, will know what I mean.

I regularly shop in Leicester Road and so many of the drivers seem to believe that it is perfectly acceptable to double-park on that busy thoroughfare, to turn without signalling or just to leave vehicles on double yellow lines or pavements.

Congratulations to the rabbi who made the original suggestion. I'm right behind him.

S Richards,

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