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What may at first glance appear to be mundane rooftop is actually a car training ground.

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The driving area atop a building in Taiyuan, north China's Shanxi province has recently begun to welcome daredevil learner drivers. Standing some 20 meters above ground level, the platform features multiple yellow and white lines charting out training zones for different driving tasks.

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One of the future drivers joked to Beijing Youth Daily that he was always on tenterhooks during the training, saying he felt like he was learning to drive at the risk of his life for fear of accelerating off the roof after pressing too hard on the gas pedal.

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It is not the first midair car training ground in China. A similar complex was spotted last September on the roof of a Walmart supermarket, five stories up in Zhengzhou, central China's Henan province.

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The driving school was later outlawed for running an illegal training facility.

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This post was edited by 1584austin at 2017-5-12 16:52

Hmm
Only China?

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This post was edited by Ratfink at 2017-5-13 16:09
1584austin Post time: 2017-5-12 16:50
Hmm
Only China?

There's a full on oval testing track on top of the Lingotto building in Turin Italy. It was originally a test track on top of a Fiat factory and since the factory closed the track has been retained on what is now an entertainment complex.  It's still possible to use it as a race track.  It also features briefly in the original version of "The Italian Job", a very famous movie made in 1969.

There was another track atop a building in Luxumburg from memory and another in South America (Brazil I think).
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