Many countries have banned the burqa, either partially or fully, because of the security threats obscuring the face pose — not to mention the fact that they are a symbol of oppression.
Germany recently passed legislation that banned face veils or masks of any kind while driving, Deutsche Welle reported.
The measure focused on traffic laws which prohibited driving with “significant parts or all of the driver’s face covered,” reported the German news outlet.
While the ban is seen as targeting burqas and niqabs, it also applies to any facial covering, including masks or hoods that might obscure faces. Lawmakers justified the ban, saying it was necessary to ensure that a driver’s identity could be determined.
The government said that violators of the ban could receive a fine of 60 euros, which is the equivalent of about $70.
The Central Council of Muslims in Germany opposed the ban and called it “symbolic politics.”