Chinese Driver's License Exam is Outrageous

Sami Haj-Assaad
by Sami Haj-Assaad

Listen kids, if you thought it was tough to get your driver’s license in America, wait until you see China’s test. Sure it’s filled with questions on road laws, dangerous chemicals and safety concerns, but some of these questions are ridiculous.

Traditional true or false sections are replaced with right or wrong statements and some of them make sense, for example:

“When a motorized vehicle breaks down on the expressway, the persons on board should swiftly move to the front of the vehicle for hiding.”

Answer: Wrong.

After looking through the 120 page document of test questions and answers, there are a few that are a bit more puzzling.

One question that shows the strict nature of the driving laws in China states:

“When a motorized vehicle is on the road, the people inside the vehicle are not allowed to stick their heads out of the window but may stretch their hands out of the window.”

Answer: Wrong.

So drivers and passengers may never get the chance to feel the wind blowing through their hands as they drive on a warm summers day… But our heads? Sure!

The sign in the picture means _______.

A. Danger

B. No passing for all motor vehicles

C. No tailgating

D. Accident-prone section

Answer: D

Thanks for the heads up…

[Source: The Globe and Mail]

Sami Haj-Assaad
Sami Haj-Assaad

Sami has an unquenchable thirst for car knowledge and has been at AutoGuide for the past six years. He has a degree in journalism and media studies from the University of Guelph-Humber in Toronto and has won multiple journalism awards from the Automotive Journalist Association of Canada. Sami is also on the jury for the World Car Awards.

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  • Wayland Wayland on Nov 02, 2012

    Beijingesc, the written exam for the USA DMV is available in other languages as well, like Chinese. The more you know...

  • John John on Feb 25, 2013

    Americans are spoiled idiots who love to complain.