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    Now, that is smart -- 'car park for women'

    China shopping centre builds 'car park for women'

    The shopping centre hopes to appeal to China's women drivers

    A shopping centre in China's Hebei province has built a car park with wider spaces that it says is designed especially to suit women drivers.

    The women-only car park in Shijiazhuang city is also painted in pink and light purple to appeal to female tastes.

    Official Wang Zheng told AFP news agency the car park was meant to cater to women's "strong sense of colour and different sense of distance".

    The parking bays are one metre (3ft) wider than normal spaces, he said.

    The Wanxiang-Tiancheng shopping centre had also "installed signs and security monitoring equipment that corresponded more to women's needs", he said.

    The Global Times website says female parking attendants have been trained to help guide women drivers into their parking spaces. The bays also have extra lighting.

    Driving in China is a dangerous activity, with more than 200 deaths in road accidents each day last year, AFP reports, citing police statistics.

    BBC News - China shopping centre builds 'car park for women'
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    What's worse than an Asian driver? An Asian woman driver...
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    Is it easy to get a driiving licence in some parts of China?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Merlin View Post
    Is it easy to get a driiving licence in some parts of China?
    well, in big cities as beijing and shanghai, it is strict, but in smaller cities, it might be loose.

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    She can really use that service.
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    special parking zones for women are quite normal here, they are closer to the exit, wieder, have more light and maybe a few other things (not sure since I obviously don't use them). Don't they have those things in other countries too?

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