Drivers In Sierra Leone Have To Play A Board Game To Get Their Licence

Remember how boring and unbearable driver’s ed was in high school? It turns out that learning to drive in other countries isn’t so bad. In Sierra Leone, on Africa’s west coast, wannabe motorists have to commit to playing a custom board game for several months that makes learning the rules of the road far less tedious.

Described as a cross between Monopoly, Snakes and Ladders, and even Scrabble, the game features trivia questions that quiz potential drivers on everything from what signage means, to basic driving etiquette. And while it sounds simplistic, it’s actually a brilliant way to encourage more drivers to actually take the time to learn how to become safe motorists, which will in turn curb the high number of accidents and deaths that occur in that country every year. [YouTube via Taxi]