Posted Jan 26th 2015 5:00PM
There's a village in New York where you are unlikely to find any female drivers on the roads, at least not ones that live there. While there are obviously no legal boundaries, the predominantly Hasidic Jewish community of Kiryas Joel, NY, shuns women for getting behind the wheel out of a belief that it harms their modesty.
As part of Public Radio International's Across Women's Lives series, Frimet Goldberger tells her story of leaving the town with her husband and eventually getting her license when she was 23, including one of her harrowing early driving experiences.
Watch the video for more, as this New York woman tells her story of earning her driver's license at 23 after leaving the village of Kiryas Joel where women are shunned for getting behind the wheel.