• Short Summary

    There are about 5,000 women driving taxis in South Korea -- and fifty of them are rated among the best drivers in the country.

  • Description

    There are about 5,000 women driving taxis in South Korea -- and fifty of them are rated among the best drivers in the country. Although their number represents only a minor percentage of all taxi drivers, the female ranks are being swelled by about a thousand a year. One group happy with this trend is the police force -- they say the women are more careful drivers than the male taxi drivers.

    To become taxi drivers, the women undergo special instruction at the Shinjin Driving School in Seoul. A 12-week course teaches them not only the basic driving skills and the methods of handling a vehicle in peak hour traffic, but also the mechanics of their cars.

    VISNEWS cameraman Lee Kyung Mo filmed this report about the female taxi drivers of Seoul, and the school where they learn their job.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAEWJK9ICQJ5IA3NP23XQEB3L78
    Media URN:
    VLVAEWJK9ICQJ5IA3NP23XQEB3L78
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    22/06/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:24:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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