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)