It doesn’t take you long to figure out that the outright fastest person you know is rarely the best driver you know. Usually, you find this out when you get a call about how they crashed into a tree.
If you’re from a country without a reciprocal agreement with the Japanese government (Americans, I’m mostly talking to you), you will have to take a driving test when you go to convert your “foreign” license to a Japanese one. Make no mistake, you will fail the first time, and possibly repeatedly. Here’s why.
The state of Maryland has removed parallel parking from the driver test. Good. Because it’s pointless, takes up too much time, and people don’t die going 2 MPH.
I was waiting at the DMV when the examiner walked in, threw her clipboard onto the counter, and began berating a middle-aged guy in a language I did not understand. Apparently his wife was there for her first exam, and he figured his old lady didn't need any lessons before getting behind the wheel.
After complaints that their cabbies had "no idea where they were going," The Guardian reports, Melbourne instituted a new taxi driver test. 233 out of 234 people failed, and the only person who passed had a bit of a trick up her sleeve.
I wish I could remember more about my written exam, but I think I blocked it out of my memory trying to forget the stupid.
In taking a shot at the poor driving abilities and even poorer decision-making skills of many celebs, MSN Autos columnist Lawrence Ulrich has devised a written driving test that should weed out those A-listers who have no business behind the wheel of that Lambo/Ferrari/Benz. Ulrich's questions include…