Chinese netizens have expressed their interest in going absolute nowhere near one driving school that opened up recently on the roof of a factory under construction in Taiyuan, the crazy capital of Shanxi province.
The large rooftop offers beginning drivers several hundred square meters of open space to swerve around in, as well as a more than 20-meter drop if they happen to screw up. “This is like putting your life on the line to learn to drive,” wrote one web user after looking at the pictures.
The photos went viral on Chinese social media on Friday. Just two days later, the polyester factory issued a response, explaining that they are planning to use the roof as a parking lot once the building is completed and have ordered the driving school to close up shop for good, NetEase reports.
Which is probably just in the nick of time. Last year, only seconds into her driving test, one woman in Changsha mixed up the brake and accelerator, sending her training vehicle crashing straight through a wall.
Fortunately, she attended one of those ground-based driving schools.
[Images via ChinaNews]
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