RIYADH, SAUDI ARABIA – JUNE 24: Women eagerly anticipating red-letter day in Saudi Arabia took to the wheel early Sunday, driving their shiny vehicles in cities across the Kingdom .. and straight into history books. As the clock ticked past midnight on Saturday night, moving into the early hours of Sunday, scores of women drivers, armed with their newly-gotten Saudi driving licences, expertly drove elegant cars and SUVs along the busy posh Tahliah thoroughfare and other streets in the capital Riyadh. Alongside some of them sat beaming supportive husbands or other male family members. From the sidewalk, onlookers cheered them on. The scenes were repeated on the streets of the Red Sea port city of Jeddah and other cities across the Kingdom. The historic decision in September 2017 by King Salman bin Abdulaziz of Saudi Arabia to allow women to drive starting June 24 has won praise around the world.