If you lose your driving license in France because of alcohol, you can then drive a “No License Required Car”, small and underpowered.
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.
Only 18% of Americans can drive a stick.
In San Jose, Costa Rica, you are allowed to drive only 6 days a week by law. The last letter/number on your license plate corresponds to your banned day (Monday-Friday).
Having zero recollection of your drive to work or school, has a name. It’s called Highway Hypnosis.
A 10-year-old saved his great-grandmother’s life in a speeding vehicle after she fell unconscious while driving. As they veered into oncoming traffic, the boy grabbed the wheel and guided the car to a halt in a mud filled ditch. Hailed as a hero, he credited his skills to playing Mario Kart.
The person who invented the stop sign, the pedestrian crosswalk, the traffic circle, the one-way street, the taxi stand, and pedestrian safety islands, William Phelps Eno, never learned how to drive.
Hummer drivers were statistically the worst drivers on the road, averaging 5x more traffic violations than any other vehicle.
US teenagers aren’t into driving as much now and one theory is that social media may be taking the place of motorized transportation as virtual contact, through electronic means, reduces the need for actual contact.