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Join Date: Feb 2002
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I think every driver ought to have to take a visual, reflex, written, and actual drving test every 5 years, and make it tough. Drivers need to pay for it, although a scale could be provided so that poor people who can drive are still able to without any financial hardship.
I know I can drive better drunk than some people sober, because they don't know how to drive, are not paying attention, don't have proper reflexes, and because they do not understand the rules/law.
Legislators have too often taken the easy steps to make cars safer, and lower speed limits to accomodate bad driving. All the steps now taken require the driver to be completely mindless and unaware, and drive from point A to point B without any knowledge that they are even driving. If I go 55 MPH on a rural interstate with little traffic, I will fall asleep.
Learn to drive, and don't license/insure those that can't.