Muslim driver fined €22 for wearing veil
A WOMAN driver wearing an Islamic face veil was fined by French police for not having a clear field of vision, writes Pierre-Baptiste Vanzini.
The fine was small, but garnered big attention yesterday and may illustrate things to come President Sarkozy pushes to outlaw the veils nationwide.
The €22 fine was based on a rule that says drivers should have freedom of movement and a sufficient field of vision.
Her lawyer is appealing the decision, saying that a veil was no different from a motorcycle helmet in terms of hindrance to vision.