Abolish the Driving Test

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Abolish the Driving Test

In the early 2000s—either 2002 or 2003, he can't precisely remember—Steve Bodzin was taking his driving test in San Francisco. Because driver education takes longer, involves more instruction, and is all about passing the driving test, we can reason that if driver's education doesn't make drivers safer, then it is probable the driving test doesn't either. Obviously, they say, driving in Japan is safer because the driving test is so hard! There might be some truth to that, but it's hard to know if that's because of the driving test or if the driving tests reflect cultural attitudes towards driving that manifest in other ways. Even after they pass their driving test, there are still limitations until they've been driving for a certain amount of time or turn 18.

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