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#21 11 years ago
I know how to drive just fine. I've been driving since I was 10 or so, my dad was a professional driver--I drove all the time. I've taken Driver's Ed as well, and passed with flying colors. I just haven't got around to going to the DMV to wait around for 3-4 hours until I have a car of my own.

A cop that pulls you over won't care much for that story.

That's all well and good but at 11 o'clock at night when no one is driving on the main roads in the suburbs why should the speed limit continue to be 45 mph? I mean in the height of rush hour traffic it moves around 50 mph. Gets me every time so i end up speeding alot infact almost 95 percent of the time I drive.

If anything you should be driving SLOWER at night. You don't have nearly the same time to react to situations as you do during the day.




Ryette

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#22 11 years ago
SeinfeldRules;3826329A cop that pulls you over won't care much for that story. If anything you should be driving SLOWER at night. You don't have nearly the same time to react to situations as you do during the day.

I don't recall addressing anyone besides FancyPants and the other guy. Of course I don't expect that to fly with a police officer.

Anyway, you guys are acting like I'm the only person that does it. I know plenty of people who do it, sometimes it's just something you have to do (i.e., driving home because your boyfriend got trashed). It's not like I do it just for the hell of it, it's circumstantial only. Unless you missed the entire sentence that said I don't even own a car?

Point is, stop acting like I'm some kind of dick for the occasional unlicensed drive.




Mr. Pedantic

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#23 11 years ago

Well, you're just the only one who advertises it. But I assume it won't be that rare, seeing as it's not horrendously hard to drive a car anyways (automatics, I don't know whether you could teach a ten-year old to drive a manual very quickly...).

And personally, I don't care whether you have a licence or not, seeing as I'm in a different country to you (thank God). However, don't expect that to hold water with some family, if you have just killed a mother/father/son/daughter/brother/sister/etc.




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#24 11 years ago
colonel_bob;3825990The only way you can know how to drive safely is through experience. Not through tests or classroom courses, but by being on the road and driving.

That's what driving lessons are for ;)




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#25 11 years ago
Buddy Jesus;3826048So basically we've established that there should pretty much be a speedlimit through the city and that they should be relaxed on the freeway. That's all well and good but at 11 o'clock at night when no one is driving on the main roads in the suburbs why should the speed limit continue to be 45 mph? I mean in the height of rush hour traffic it moves around 50 mph. Gets me every time so i end up speeding alot infact almost 95 percent of the time I drive.

You cannot see as well, some people work at night, and of course roaming pets.




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#26 11 years ago

there should be speed limits on some places like schools or crowded places where people live. But f*ck the limits on the big roads where you are only allowed to drive 100-120 kph. In belgium there are everywhere surveillance cabs, its a hell! A lot of accidents happen and the goverment thinks its because of speed but they dont realise its because of the surveillance, people need to check always their speed! In germany on the big roads, you are allowed to drive as fast as you want! Almost no accidents happens there. Drive safely oke, but i dont mind if you drive 180-200 kph on a road where no one is. if its very busy on the road oke, drive slower and more careful!




GOD111

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#27 11 years ago
Ryette;3826353I don't recall addressing anyone besides FancyPants and the other guy. Of course I don't expect that to fly with a police officer.

Seriously, what's with the attitude? If you don't like that someone answer to your post, don't post!

Don't think for a second that just becasue you're addressing someone, no one else will answer you.

Loose the attitude, okey? We're in the Pub now.




Ryette

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#28 11 years ago

*SW3D3*;3826821Seriously, what's with the attitude? If you don't like that someone answer to your post, don't post!

Don't think for a second that just becasue you're addressing someone, no one else will answer you.

Loose the attitude, okey? We're in the Pub now.

I meant that I wasn't going to say it to a police officer... >_>




Nemmerle Forum Mod

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#29 11 years ago

Ryette;3826353Anyway, you guys are acting like I'm the only person that does it. I know plenty of people who do it, sometimes it's just something you have to do (i.e., driving home because your boyfriend got trashed). It's not like I do it just for the hell of it, it's circumstantial only. Unless you missed the entire sentence that said I don't even own a car?

Point is, stop acting like I'm some kind of dick for the occasional unlicensed drive.

The other people who do it are no better than you are, nor do they alleviate your responsibility for your own actions. If your boyfriend gets trashed then you walk, or you get a bus, or a taxi, or you phone someone else who is licensed to drive, or you spend the night somewhere other than home, but there's no excuse for breaking the law in a matter of getting home conveniently. ‘Something you have to do’ is a matter of 'if I don't get to hospital this person's going to die.' Getting home on a particular night doesn’t fall under that heading; especially since you could have foreseen your boyfriend getting trashed and arranged another way home beforehand.




Ryette

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#30 11 years ago
Nemmerle;3826975The other people who do it are no better than you are, nor do they alleviate your responsibility for your own actions. If your boyfriend gets trashed then you walk, or you get a bus, or a taxi, or you phone someone else who is licensed to drive, or you spend the night somewhere other than home, but there's no excuse for breaking the law in a matter of getting home conveniently. ‘Something you have to do’ is a matter of 'if I don't get to hospital this person's going to die.' Getting home on a particular night doesn’t fall under that heading; especially since you could have foreseen your boyfriend getting trashed and arranged another way home beforehand.

You're expecting too much, I mean, really. I'm a teenager (and I'm going to get 500 people whining about generalization and random kids saying "not me!", but moving on), I'm not going to phone my mother up, and ask her to drive to another city to pick me up because I was at a party. Also, we have no taxi or bus services here, and I'm not walking 20 miles, and neither was he. We had no where to stay in that city, and he wasn't going to leave his car there.

Anyway, I'm not really going to go on about this. Tired of defending myself for this, just because everyone assumes worst-case scenario. A card won't change whether I'm going to get in a wreck or not, but I know that everyone already had an opinion on the subject, so I won't bother any longer. Besides, it has nothing to do with the OP's topic.