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  1. #16
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    Sadly, a lot of these people view a driver's license as a mere formality. They might or might not have had one at one time, but losing it doesn't stop them from driving, not around here anyway. And, people who've never had a serious accident also treat driving as a joke - listening to audio books, texting, poking at the screen in their cars, etc.

    I wish we had real graduated licensing. Getting people to take driving seriously can't start for the first time *after* they've killed someone. Start with real bicycle education, not the half-accurate/half-dangerous "safety towns" they have in grade schools nowadays. Require kids to take the MSF course and hold a motorcycle license for two years before they can even think about piloting four wheels.
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  2. #17
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    Quote Originally Posted by OakLeaf View Post
    Sadly, a lot of these people view a driver's license as a mere formality. They might or might not have had one at one time, but losing it doesn't stop them from driving, not around here anyway. And, people who've never had a serious accident also treat driving as a joke - listening to audio books, texting, poking at the screen in their cars, etc.

    I wish we had real graduated licensing. Getting people to take driving seriously can't start for the first time *after* they've killed someone. Start with real bicycle education, not the half-accurate/half-dangerous "safety towns" they have in grade schools nowadays. Require kids to take the MSF course and hold a motorcycle license for two years before they can even think about piloting four wheels.
    I totally agree...though this guy lives in a community of about 3k people. Everyone knows him (and there has been an awful lot of talk to the effect of no surprise that he was responsible or that he ran. He's been bad news since grade school and grew up 2 doors away from a friend of mine). If he has no license, yet continues to drive, people will notice and report him.
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