The driving test is a quintessential American rite of passage that has been the subject of countless high-stakes scenes in movies and television, most importantly leading to Clueless’s iconic zinger, “You’re a virgin who can’t drive.” But would it have been easier for Cher Horowitz to get her driver’s license somewhere other than the good old U.S. of A? Well, it depends on the country. The Foray Motor Group released an infographic that breaks down the driver’s license requirements in 12 different countries. And it turns out they vary quite a lot.
In Denmark, for example, potential drivers have to complete seven hours of first-aid training and be prepared to drive on a slippery track and perform a reverse slalom during their practical test. Meanwhile, Brazil requires “defensive driving techniques, Grand Theft Auto style” as well as medical and psychological tests. And in Finland you might have to take a portion of your test at night.
But plenty of places are more lax than the United States. In India you don’t need to take a test at all if you’re willing to fork over 500 to 1,000 rupees. Even if you don’t have that kind of money to spare, the test consists of simply driving straight, making a left turn, and stopping. Saudi Arabia also has a pretty simple test, though Cher wouldn’t have faired so well given that women aren’t allowed to drive there. Mexico is probably her best bet, however, as the country doesn’t require a driving test at all.