If you think the UK Driving test is hard, spare a a few thoughts for candidates in other countries, where toy cars, no examiners or even other candidates might be in the vehicle.
The weird and wonderful world of driving tests has been studied by Zuto, who came up with the following differences:
Zuto Finance compiled data in their study analysing over 190 countries to find out how practical and theory exams vary around the world, and which countries have the easiest and most difficult tests… they also stumbled upon some pretty bizarre testing elements.
From driving tests without examiners to those with students and police officers in the back seats, take a look at the weird and wonderful requirements around the world.
- Kenya Driving tests in Kenya feature a toy car and table-top board which learners must navigate around to demonstrate road policy awareness.
- Andorra Driving tests in Andorra can only be taken on a Wednesday morning.
- Kazakhstan Here, practical tests are moderated by on-board computers which monitor the driver’s performance. This means there’ll be no examiner in the car with you.
- Lesotho Due to the uneven road surfaces in Lesotho, many learners will take their test in 4×4 vehicles.
- Libya Whilst taking your practical test in Libya, it’s a tight squeeze in the car! You’ll be joined by a police officer, driving instructor and other learner drivers taking their exam after you.
- Romania Theory test applicants in Romania will be photographed three times during the test to use as evidence that they actually took the exam.
- China You must complete a practical test on an obstacle course, however, there will be no examiner in the car, instead, you will be assessed by cameras and sensors.
- Slovenia With eco-friendly vehicles becoming increasingly popular, in Slovenia you’ll be tested on the basic techniques of energy-saving and environmentally friendly driving in your practical exam.
You can explore the full dataset here: https://www.zuto.com/driving-tests-around-the-world/