Applicants to Wait a Year to Obtain Driver’s License
The city’s vehicle administration said that the limited capacity of test venues has failed to meet the increasing number of applicants. Because of this, applicants need to wait at least one year to obtain a driver’s license in Shenzhen.
All those interested to get a driver’s license need to arrange courses and tests within six months at a driving school before they can take the theory test and get his driver’s license at the earliest. Driving school staff are saying that it is hard to get test quotas from authorities this year because there was an increase in the number of applicants and the number of people allowed to have road test is limited each month.
From January to June of this year the number of applicants rose to 190,000 which is an increase of 40 percent over last year’s numbers. Shortage of test venues is also a problem since some of the testing sites are being used as venues for the upcoming Universiade games.
Driving schools are also admitting more learners than they can handle. A driving instructor only provides 84 hours of training each week, which is roughly 1.5 learner a week since each applicant needs to complete 56 hours of training before taking any tests.