September 21, 2013
In the Netherlands, all children in their last year of primary school must take two tests to earn a bike diploma. First, they sit for a multiple-choice exam on the rules of the road. Then, they head to the streets for a real-world biking test on a course that winds through traffic. The bike diploma is one of the reasons about half of all people in the Netherlands ride a bicycle at least once per day.
Try it out: Could you pass a Dutch cycling exam?
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