In Sierra Leone, before getting a driver’s license, you have to buy a board game called “The Drivers’ Way” and play it at least once. The game involves rolling stoplight-themed dice and moving models of classic cars around a board, together with answering questions about the country’s road laws

You Have to Play a Board Game Before You Can Get a Driver’s License in Sierra Leone

In the good old days, all you had to do to get a driver’s license was, you know, prove that you could drive. But now, at least in Sierra Leone, you have to play a board game before you can even take the licensing test.

The game is called “The Drivers’ Way” and requires players to roll stoplight-themed dice and move models of classic cars around a board, Reuters reports. They must also answer questions about the country’s road laws, traffic signs and so on.

The game costs 60,000 Leones, or about $14. Wannabe-drivers have to pay for it themselves, and then play it at least once before they can come in for their test.

“Most crashes here are a result of ignorance of the highway code,” the game’s creator, Morie Lenghor, told Reuters…. Continue Reading (1 minute read)

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  1. StuffMyCrust69

    Same here in the US but it’s GTA V

  2. AdvancedAdvance

    Makes sense. That’s why if you want to work at the FBI, it’s a good idea to prove to them you can win a game of Clue.

  3. malalatargaryen

    >In the good old days, all you had to do to get a driver’s license was, you know, prove that you could drive. But now, at least in Sierra Leone, you have to play a board game before you can even take the licensing test.

    >The game is called “The Drivers’ Way” and requires players to roll stoplight-themed dice and move models of classic cars around a board, Reuters reports. They must also answer questions about the country’s road laws, traffic signs and so on.

    >The game costs 60,000 Leones, or about $14 *(currently about $6)*. Wannabe-drivers have to pay for it themselves, and then play it at least once before they can come in for their test.

    >“Most crashes here are a result of ignorance of the highway code,” the game’s creator, Morie Lenghor, told Reuters. “And most drivers don’t even understand half the road signs.”

    >**She added that since most young people hate reading, she thought she’d try putting the important traffic laws into a format more “attractive” to them. Why not just Snapchat them** ***(in 2020, show them on TikTok)*** **driving rules then?**

  4. alonebythelighthouse

    how is it enforced?

  5. rangerdanger616

    Imagine if you had to play ‘monopoly’ before getting a business license. Or if you had to play ‘life’ before… living.

  6. jpritchard

    I’m sure whoever manufactures this board game was thrilled when they finally passed the stupid idea they had been lobbying for.

  7. ipsomatic

    *parker brothers have entered the chat*

    Hello big govt?

  8. 55_peters

    I bet the game is sold exclusively by the presidents sister

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