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Lessons for Inexperienced Drivers Booming amid Virus Scare

Lessons for Inexperienced Drivers Booming amid Virus Scare

   Nagoya, March 23 (Jiji Press)--Driving lessons for license holders who rarely drive are seeing a boost in popularity in Japan amid the new coronavirus epidemic, as people seek to avoid using public transportation to get to work.
   The Paper Driver School Kitakanto in Maebashi, Gunma Prefecture, in eastern Japan, is seeing many applications from people who were told by their employers not to use trains when commuting to work.
   "Unlike in trains and buses, you don't come in contact with others in a car," school representative Michitoshi Sonoda said.
   Students at the school for inexperienced drivers range from housewives to company employees.
   At Paper Driver School Zero, which provides driving lessons for license holders around central Japan, some 10 pct of all students took up the lessons due to the new coronavirus outbreak. In addition to those wishing to drive to work, people have signed up for such reasons as to drive their children around and to move while avoiding crowds.

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