Here is a Saudi cleric who maintains that women are too stupid to drive. This makes me wonder if there is a maximum IQ for Saudi clerics? Maybe they have to demonstrate an inability to walk and preach at the same time? Maybe they have to think Dumb and Dumber II is a funny film? Maybe they think women bleed from their eyes?
How many Saudi clerics does it take to pass an IQ test? All of them, but only if their wives tell them the answers.
I was talking to a lady (ex-irish catholic) now living in Saudi and I knew a Kiwi woman who converted to Islam, uprooted her family here and moved to Middle East and now she is living in Saudi (economy lecturer with PhD). They seemed not to be bothered with the driving thing as big as we made it out. Apparently the women over there is highly educated and you need good qualification to be able to compete among them - women education in Saudi.
On the other hand Muslim women elsewhere drives everywhere they want. Then you see the like of some Jewish sect in the west who banned their women from driving also - https://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/may/29/nicky-morgan-orthodox-jewish-women-driver-ban-belz-london
A few points
1. I think the OP has issue with the cleric(s) not the driving itself
2. Of course they will appear to not have an issue with it. Coz those with issues are all sent to brainwashing, gentle whippings, locked up in house arrest, etc. But you could well be right - it's like NZers can't get American Netflix - most Kiwis are ok with it, Chinese people can't get the Facebook/VPN, North Koreans can't get internet, etc. Most normal people accept that the "standard" way of life is just fine, bar a few rebels who want to change things. I'm just saying you have to ask them anonymously to know. I don't claim to know.