Before issuing rights to drive a car, in different countries of the world they come up with special tricks related to local characteristics.
A car is not a luxury, but a means of transportation. And everyone wants to move, in all countries and on all continents. Before issuing the right to drive a car, in different countries they come up with special tricks related to the peculiarities of the local climate, roads and even temperament.
A car, seemingly a means of transportation, is capable of immobilizing any city. Large cities are more often standing than driving. Nevertheless, the number of those wishing to obtain a driver's license is not decreasing. It doesn't matter if you have your own car or not, the main thing is to get a piece of paper and sleep well. How is restful sleep achieved in different countries?
It is worth talking about Germany if only because it was in this country in 1888 that Karl Benz was given the first written permission to use a vehicle on public roads. He had just invented and patented his Motorwagen (the world's first car), which stank and rattled horribly. The townspeople, of course, were outraged, and Benz needed permission from the authorities to quell public outrage. However, this was not yet considered a driver's license, but the first step to it is quite.
Germany is a country where there is no speed limit. Not everywhere, of course. Drowning the gas pedal to the floor without fear of getting a fine is possible only on the autobahns. Many racing enthusiasts spend their holidays in Germany precisely because of these legendary tracks. And maybe it is because of them that the quality of driving education in this country is approached with all responsibility.
An eye examination certificate and a mandatory eight-hour first aid course are something without which you will not even be accepted for a license. It takes about 4-6 weeks to check and review the submitted package of certificates and receipts, during which you can prepare for the exams. 14 theoretical and 12 practical lessons - a mandatory minimum. In total, in the process of learning while driving, you must sit for at least 25 hours, four of which you will wind on the autobahns and about the same in the dark. The instructor will make every effort to get you into a lot of interesting situations.
The theoretical test contains questions about the rules of the road, various situational questions, as well as questions about the structure of the car. A total of 30 pieces. If you fail the exam, then you will have another week to prepare, and then retake. Three attempts. If after the first lesson at the driving school a year has passed, and the theory is still not given, you will have to go through the whole course again. So it's better not to delay.
The practical lesson takes place in the city. Lasts at least half an hour. You must be able to drive in compliance with all the rules, park, ride backwards and have a good reaction. Do not miss the pedestrian - failed. Don't stop exactly in front of the stop line - fail. Move to red - well, you get the idea. If you skated well, then a couple more theoretical questions - and your rights!
Those who have gasoline in their blood is the Italians. Still, all the most beautiful and fastest cars come from there - Ferrari, Lamborghini, FIAT, Alfa Romeo, Maserati. For street racing, Italians are punished, and very severely. They say that the craziest drivers in Naples. There, no one cares about the rules - the city is one of the centers, and possibly the center of the world criminal structure. In case of failure to obtain the rights, you can simply buy them there.
In Rome, for example, no one buys a license. A driver's license can be obtained from the age of 18. There are two training options - either a special school or a licensed instructor. The number of lessons of practice and theory is determined by the student. If you want - 5, if you want - 50. After three or four driving sessions, when you already know at least something, you get the so-called pink leaf (foglio rosa), which allows you to drive a car along city streets with a person whose driving experience is at least 10 years. The sheet is valid for six months, during which time it would be nice to pass the exams and get a license. If you don't have time, you just have to get a pink piece of paper again.
When you decide it's time, go to the exams. Italians take the theoretical test in writing, foreigners - if they wish - orally. Two attempts. Then comes the practical exam. In case of successful delivery, the license is issued on the spot.
When you get your license, you are awarded 20 points, which will subsequently be removed from you for serious violations and non-payment of fines. If you run out of points, you will have to take all exams again. 10 points, for example, will be immediately removed from you for trying to arrange street races. The fines are mailed along with a photograph of the violation. You can pay 100 euros to park in the wrong place or to enter the city center during the day without a permit in your pocket.
Alcohol is not usually checked for alcohol in Italy. Surprisingly, young people take this issue very seriously. A couple of glasses of wine at dinner - and they go home by taxi. Despite the swearing, constant beeping and wide gestures, there is no rudeness on the roads.
In India, there is no rudeness on the roads either, but all tourists are warned about the "peculiar" driving style of the local population. Well, to begin with, I will outline the general road situation in the country. The one who has succeeded and who is more is right. As they say, the hippopotamus has poor eyesight, but with its mass, these are not its difficulties.
The biggest ones on the roads are buses. Those in which there is always a place for one more, even if it is a place on the roof. Then there are jeeps, cars, auto rickshaws, cycle rickshaws … Left-hand traffic, narrow streets and the constant sound of horns put pressure on the nerves of untrained foreigners. Sound signals are generally held in high esteem in India. So you inform others about your approach, about the desire to overtake and the unwillingness to stand in traffic. Double, triple overtaking, as well as driving into the oncoming lane is the norm. Road signs throughout the country also do not differ in any orderliness and sometimes do not look alike. But the crossed out elephant is a sure symbol that you are approaching an unlit track.
Rumor has it that not everyone who sits behind the wheel has a license. This document is expensive, but with the money there … you understand. Someone borrows, someone inherits. And someone goes to a driving school and learns.
As long as you are a student of a driving school (a month and a half), you have the so-called learners' license, that is, student rights. To get permanent, you have to take an exam. He sat down, greeted, started, started, drove five meters, turned right, stopped, shook hands with the instructor, and got out. That's the whole exam. They say that somewhere you can get a license "in absentia", simply by paying for training. They say that someone still fails.
Finland is located in the north of Europe, a significant part of its territory is located beyond the Arctic Circle. In the Land of Lakes, there are dense forests, many swamps and marshes, it is cold enough and precipitation falls constantly. For the winter, the country goes into hibernation, and it is at this time that the rest of the world's population composes anecdotes about the short-lived Finn.
It was in this country that such famous racers as Mika Hakkinen, Kimi Raikkonen, Tommi Mäkinen, Markus Grönholm were born. How do they teach driving in Suomi, since Finnish guys step on the gas so briskly?
They teach in two stages. You can enroll in a school or find a relative with a study permit. In any case, the pedals must be duplicated in the car. The school expects at least 30 hours of practice and 20 theory lessons. The theory is passed with the help of computer testing, and the practical exam takes place on the streets of the city and takes thirty minutes.
In case of successful completion, you will be given a temporary license for a period of two years. If you receive two penalties during this time, you will have to retake it. If you have only one violation, your probationary period may be extended. In any case, the state obliges during this time to pass mandatory "refresher courses".
First, the instructor will ride around the city with you, note all the mistakes and will certainly give you a couple of instructions, and then he will take you to a special "training ground". There you will find an ice-bound road or a track poured with a mixture of oil and water. You will learn to handle drifts and emergency brakes in a combat situation. Another couple of hours will be spent on driving around the city at night, however, in the summer, due to the peculiarities of the lighting, no one arranges night courses.
After these tests, you will be given a certificate with which you need to come to the police and exchange temporary rights for permanent ones. It makes sense to come if you have a medical certificate on sanity and the ability to drive a vehicle, if your license was not taken away in Finland or any other country of the European Union and you were not caught drunk. Otherwise, you will not see your driver's license.
Each country has its own approach to training and requirements for the driver. So, if you decide to move to another country for permanent residence, after some time you will have to take your license again. Somewhere you will get off with a theory test, but in Italy, for example, you will ride with a “pink leaf”. So, as soon as you start learning the language of the country where you are going to move, immediately buy yourself the Traffic Rules so that you have something to read on the plane.
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