Smile, Pay and Get a Driver’s License

Natalia Viselitskaya from the Kyrgyz capital Bishkek cannot drive a car and doesn’t know the first thing about traffic rules. Just the same, she is the owner of an officially issued driving license.

All driving licenses in Kyrgyzstan are issued by the Registration and Testing Department (RTD) of the State Department of Traffic Safety (SDTS). All future drivers have to pass examinations here, but that is not always the way things happen, finds Scoop supported reporter Ilya Karimdzhanov. (Foto: Freedigitalphoto)

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