Pole position


This driving school consists of a series of cables strung across a yard, from which are suspended orange and white fiberglass guide poles that dictate the course the driver is supposed to follow. Though they are hung to correspond with the lines painted on the ground, their flexible design means they may also be re-hung/reconfigured to suit any challenge an instructor feels like throwing at their students.


The course is designed with considerable “forgiveness”: no damage results when a too-wide turn or careless maneuver sends a car into a hanging pole – just nervous grins, and/or averted gazes as a pole emits a “clack” off the side of one of the school’s fleet of battered and venerable Volkswagen Santanas.

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