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By the end of 2014, China will have 300 million drivers on the road. As driving becomes more popular in China, driving school fees continue to rise. In some cities, driving school fees in 2015 exceeded 10,000 Yuan.

In some cities, interest rates on loans for driving tuition are more than 50%. Other driving schools have deals with test examiners in which they fail drivers on purpose so that they have to take more driving classes. Other examiners require a steep bribe from the drivers themselves in order to pass them.

In Beijing, driving school fees last summer were only 4,000 Yuan and are now listed at 10,000 Yuan. In Shanghai the prices rose from 4,000 to 10,000 as well, after the Spring Festival. Sales staff from a driving school in Shanghai said the school also offers “Quick VIP classes,” for 12,500 Yuan per person for a general C1 license.

The costs of driving schools are rising in small cities as well. In Hefei the tuition for a C1 license rose from less than 3,000 Yuan to 4,000 Yuan over the past four years. Xi'an driving schools cost 2,300 Yuan in 2011 and now cost 3,300 Yuan per person.

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Post time 2015-4-16 19:34:52 |Display all floors
automatic gear or manual gear?....automatic gear is very easy, you don't need to go to school for it....if you want to pay so much for driving school, might as well get automatic gear!

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Post time 2015-4-17 14:10:50 |Display all floors
Most Chinese cities have very good efficient and cheap public transport systems, the envy of cities in many other countries! There is really no need for one to drive, so the question of learning to drive should not arise!
Foreigners like myself have to drive back home because our public transport system ain't as good and cheap. We are having a wonderful time travelling on public transport in China, all for two kuai within the city and in air-conditioned buses too; can't beat that!
The Chinese love affair with the motor car is not logical; it has nothing to do with transport, it has all to do with 'face', wanting to show off to their friends and neighbors that they have arrived!
And of  course, they also got to show that they have a car in order to find a girlfriend, as we all know of the proverbial 'house and car' requirement for marrying a Chinese girl!

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From my experience Chinese drivers don't have a clue how to drive

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I would only drive in China if I was like this bloke

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This post was edited by 1584austin at 2015-4-18 16:16

I mean it

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dusty1 Post time: 2015-4-18 15:00
From my experience Chinese drivers don't have a clue how to drive

They drive how they have to drive to survive.

If I drove in the courteous manner I am used to in Spain or UK, I wouldn't get anywhere  

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