WWCDD – What Would Chinese Drivers Do


This wraps up the driver’s test portion of this program. The experience is something I will never forget 🙂 Anders and I are off on holiday for a week to celebrate China’s National holiday. I hope to have gorgeous pictures of Phuket to share when I get back.

When driving a vehicle, the driver ______ for the sake of safety.

A. May wear slippers

B. May wear any shoes

C. Should not wear slippers

D. May wear high heels

Answer: C   I apologize to my FB friends but this one was too good not to include.


In hot weather, the driver may drive a vehicle barebacked, barefooted or wearing slippers. Answer: Wrong   Why is it wrong to drive without a saddle? Or does barebacked mean your shirt is rolled past your nipples (this does not include Anders as he will never be driving a car) therefore baring one’s back? 


When the speed indicated by the speed limit sign on the expressway contradicts with the speed indicated for the specific lanes, the speed indicated for the specific lanes should prevail. Answer: Wrong  Why are there contradicting speed signs anyway? That’s too important not to get right!


When driving, the driver may spit to the road or street out of the window.  Answer: Wrong  The money the government could make if only they would enforce this one!


When another driver asks directions while driving, the driver should _________.

A. Ignore it

B. Answer with patience

C. Find an excuse to reject

D. Answer for a pay

Answer: B    I’m expected to give directions while driving and there are flocks of sheep, drunks, animal-pulled carts, conflicting speed signs, men trying to sell live turtles, spit, AND slow-moving old people wearing cotton-padded caps, overcoats, and carrying umbrellas to avoid?!?!?  I don’t think so!


When overtaking on a mountain road, the vehicle should overtake ______.

A. By selecting a relatively gentle downhill section

B. By taking every possible chance

C. By selecting a wide gentle uphill section

D. By selecting a fairly long downhill section

Answer: C  This goes against every driving instinct I have.


Besides knowing criminal and civil law one must also be an ER doctor, surgeon, and triage specialist. Hope every driver packs a set of scrubs for the following situations. OH, now I know what Ben keeps in his backpack! 😉


When carrying the wounded persons in coma or in danger of suffocation, they should lie _______.

A. Face down

B. Face up

C. On their side

D. On their side and face down

Answer: D  Seems physically impossible to me.


When putting a bone fracture in position, the fixing should be proper and solid. Both the two fractured parts and the upper and lower joints should be fixed. Answer: Right   Is a portable X-ray machine standard car equipment in China?


When putting a bone fracture in the upper limb in position, the limb must be straightened and tied up.    Answer: Wrong


The following gets my vote as the most ludicrous question that could possibly be asked. It was on my second test and I got it right!

When there many wounded persons, those who should be sent to hospital last are the persons ________.

A. Suffering cervical vertebra damage

B. Suffering massive haemorrhage

C. Suffering breathing difficulty

D. Whose intestines and veins are exposed

Answer: A  If you ever find yourself in this situation (I hope no one ever does) just think: WWCDD 😉


11 AM – 82°

About vikarenously

I am an ex-pat living in Guangzhou, China. I am married to the man of my dreams who has indulged my love of travel by working hard enough to snag two international assignments. Oh yes, I also have two amazing children who accompanied us on our first one to Switzerland and are now mature and responsible adults which makes it so easy for us to experience this adventure as empty-nesters. Experience it vicariously with Karen.

3 responses »

  1. Hilarious as usual! I’m so glad you didn’t renew your drivers license in the US. 😊 love to you and Anders. Hope all is well with the kids too. Xo

  2. Because I have a valid driver’s license from somewhere, I only needed to take the written portion. I agree, I don’t want a Chinese driver’s license to be permission to help me, especially if my intestines and veins are exposed!

  3. I continue to be confused. At what point during your licensing exam do you get behind the wheel of an actual motorized vehicle to prove to someone you know what you are doing???? I assume the testing areas are in fields with lots of herds of farm animals. And can you explain why you need to assess people who have been injured? Do you get your medical degree along with the Chinese drivers license? Shouldn’t the EMT decide who goes to the hospital and in what order? I’m not quite sure if I’m comfortable knowing whether I get medical help, if I’m hurt, is in the hands of someone whose only qualifications may be their Chinese drivers license!

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