New drivers in Sierra Leone have to play a board
game before being allowed to hit the road.
The motorists must purchase the Highway Code
game, during which they are tasked with answering
questions on road safety, and then play it for two or
three months before they are allowed to drive in the
Sarah Bendu, Executive Director of Sierra Leone’s
Road Transport Authority, said: “They [novice
drivers] will have to pay for it. Then they will play it
for two or three months, or maybe just one if they’re
smart enough, then they will come for their test.”
In the game, players control classic car figures and
aim to negotiate a series of obstacles on the board.
The game costs around US$14 and there are plans in
place to create an online version.