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No. of vehicle license types I hold:

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None - Why should I need permission?
  2741 votes / 12%
1, terrestrial: car, *or* motorcycle, etc.
  11854 votes / 55%
1, air- or water-related (boat, plane, etc)
  227 votes / 1%
2 or 3, all ground based
  4659 votes / 21%
2 or 3, all non-ground based
185 votes / 0%
More than 3, of any kind
  1216 votes / 5%
As soon as I'm old enough, I'm there
  304 votes / 1%
21186 total votes.
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No. of vehicle license types I hold:

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  • by bziman (223162) on Thursday January 02, 2014 @06:04PM (#45850615) Homepage Journal

    In the United States, at least, having a drivers license is no indication that you know the basic rules of the road, anything about traffic laws, ability to operate a vehicle, or possession of basic common sense.

    Drivers licenses exist, at this point, exclusively to track and catalog every member of our society. And I don't like it.

  • by Endophage (1685212) on Thursday January 02, 2014 @07:11PM (#45851359) Homepage
    I would go with "knew" the rules of the road. They forgot them as soon as they passed the test. That's generally true of any automotive drivers license though, not just the US. If you asked most people to pass the driving test again a year later, I'm willing to put money on the majority failing to pass.
  • by Endophage (1685212) on Thursday January 02, 2014 @07:18PM (#45851435) Homepage
    I moved to California from the UK a few years back and frankly, the CA driving test is a joke compared to the UK test. I didn't have to do any reversing, I was not tested on any maneuvers (3 point turn, parallel parking, etc...), and I passed the written component having only done the sample tests on the dmv website. For the UK theory test (identical in style to the written component of the CA test, but done on a computer) you have to know things like average braking distances for a typical car at 10mph speed increments from 20mph to 70mph. Might see a bit less tailgating and fewer multi-car pileups if CA drivers knew those numbers.
  • by MacTO (1161105) on Thursday January 02, 2014 @10:23PM (#45853093)

    I walk, bike, or bus. My choice depends upon the distance or the weather. As an added bonus, I do so in a city that is downright hostile to non-motorists.

    I have seen others who don't drive referred to as terrorists, so I guess I must be a terrorist too.

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