Taiwan to introduce stricter driver’s license test May 1

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2017/04/29
By: Christie Chen and Yu Hsiao-han

Taipei, April 29 (CNA) Applicants hoping to get a driver’s license in Taiwan will be

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required to pass a road test, in addition to a written test and an off-road test, with effect from May 1.

Currently, applicants for license to drive light vehicles are required to pass only a written test and a simulated road test at a closed off-road course.

Beginning May 1, however, they will have to take a road test as well and score at least 85 on the written exam and 70 on both the road and off-road tests.

The new rules also emphasize safe driving habits, requiring applicants to check their surroundings, tires and the underside of their vehicles cars before going on the road.

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