By: Chen Wei-ting and Kay Liu
Taipei, April 14 (CNA) Starting June 1, people taking the driver’s license test in Taiwan will be required to know about driving safety in snowy conditions, the Directorate General of Highways said Thursday.
A total of six questions related to driving on snowy or icy roads have been added to the existing database of questions, from which random picks are made for the driver’s license written test, highway authorities said.
The decision to include those questions was made after a rare snowfall at lower elevations in Taiwan in January caused problems on icy roads, resulting in at least two deaths, the authorities said.
The highway authorities said that with effect from June, the driver’s license written test will include questions on the use of snow tires and tire chains, the risks of skidding even with snow tires and chains, and the safe distance between vehicles on the road in snowy or icy conditions. [FULL STORY]