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Posted by Trini Kid - - 0 comments

If you have not yet taken your driving test, please note that if you fail you should feel very ashamed. You know why? Because according to the Australian Broadcasting Corporation and the video below, two rescue dogs from New Zealand passed their driving tests on TV on Monday. This is not some sick joke or Hollywood camera tricks but real life. So maybe you should take a good look at yourself in the mirror if you ever fail a driving test...lol.

After two months of training, the dogs were strapped into modified cars and cruised down the racetrack.


"It's all the dog doing it," trainer Mark Vette said. "He's started the key, put the paw on the brake to allow it to go into gear, put it into drive, paw on the steering wheel, accelerator on, and off he goes down the track."

The cars have handles fitted on the steering wheels and dashboard-height brakes as well as accelerator pedals and a speed limiter to make sure the car doesn't go above a walking pace.

The New Zealand Herald reports that Porter, a 10-month-old bearded collie cross, and Monty, an 18-month-old giant schnauzer, were taught to drive in order to show that shelter dogs are intelligent and highly capable canines who make great pets.

The two dogs were joined in their doggy driving class by 1-year-old beardie whippet cross Ginny, but she did not take a driving test on live TV. Auckland SPCA CEO Christine Kalin said Ginny received less interest from potential adoptees, likely because she didn't get as much air time.

"We've had people offer to adopt Monty and Porter," Kalin said. "We've had less interest in Ginny so she's the one we'd really love not to have in the shelter too long."

"I don't know what's so special about these dogs driving. I know Bitches that can drive better than those muts." Quote by Trinikid

Don't believe me? Check out the video below.