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Old 10-12-2003, 01:31 AM   #1
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Tough new regs implemented by the government to reduce accidents involving new drivers.

Increasing the learner stage from 6 months to one year and raising the minimum age of a driver supervisor from 19 to 25.

Restricting novice drivers to carrying one passenger unless accompanied by a supervisor aged 25 or over, or unless the passengers are members of the drivers immediate family.

What do you think of them bananas.
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Old 10-12-2003, 01:33 AM   #2
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that'* retarded. who makes up this stuff? young people have wrecks because they either aren't taught, or aren't experienced enough. so why raise all this? by the way, i also don't like drivers' ed, or the license thing they got going now....
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I failed my first drivers test
slid side ways through a four way stop and then I laughed :P
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A few states already have them rules. I see nothing wrong with ensuring the person teaching them has some experience, and reducing the in car distractions one they are licensed.

Sorry, but you try scraping bodies out of wrecked cars for a few years, and maybe you'll agree with me.
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It definately cannot hurt to do that. A lot of people need to go back and relearn stuff, either that or cops need to crack down on some little stuff that causes wrecks.
I see too many people that NEVER signal a lane change or a turn, have had several close side swipe calls because people NEVER look or signal their intentions and failure to come to complete stops or failing to yield.
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It definately cannot hurt to do that. A lot of people need to go back and relearn stuff, either that or cops need to crack down on some little stuff that causes wrecks.
I see too many people that NEVER signal a lane change or a turn, have had several close side swipe calls because people NEVER look or signal their intentions and failure to come to complete stops or failing to yield.
AND THEN THEY THINK THAT YOU WERE AT FAULT! I hate people who do stupid things and then blame you cause you didn't expect them to blow thru the changing red light...
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i see their point. but then again not all young drivers are idiots. im a young driver and without sounding conceited id say im a pretty good driver. and the thing about only one passenger to minimize distractions is kinda b/*. minimizing distractions boils down to self control. are you gonna not pay attention to whats goin or are you gonna turn around and talk to your buds in the backseat? i understand them implenting laws like that but they cant regulate peoples attention spans and stuff like that.
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i see their point. but then again not all young drivers are idiots. im a young driver and without sounding conceited id say im a pretty good driver. and the thing about only one passenger to minimize distractions is kinda b/*. minimizing distractions boils down to self control. are you gonna not pay attention to whats goin or are you gonna turn around and talk to your buds in the backseat? i understand them implenting laws like that but they cant regulate peoples attention spans and stuff like that.
I agree with LittleHoov on this one, I am 16 and have had my license for about 9 months with no accidents or tickets. I think that all this law will do is make the age demographic higher for this type of accident. You have to learn to ignore what is happening in the backseat. Also, this rule would be pretty hard to enforce.
I live in Illinois and they started imposing all of these rules for everyone born the year after me (talk about a close call!)
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I think this justr boils down to the responsibility of the driver, and these laws just lessen the responsibility needed, i don't see how that could posibly make things better.... i think that what really needs to happen is for the drivers to be taught responsibility it seems they can't learn at home, like by getting to see the occupants of the vehicle of an irresponsible driver...
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I also agree with LittleHoov. I am 18 and I consider myself a good driver. When I drive, I don't daydream. I think about what is happening on the road. In my experience with my friends, who are my age, I notice that they don't pay attention to the road, and that'* when things go wrong.

One of my friends had a very nice Bonneville, and she got in 8 accidents with it in a span of a year, all from not paying attention. One of my friends got rear ended when I was in high school because a girl was playing with her radio and talking to her friends, not even paying attention to what was in front of her.

I don't think changing the drivers ed training is going to make it better. You need to teach these kids just how to pay attention to the road, and if they can't pass, or barely pass the driver'* test (which is very simple and straightforward), then they shouldn't have a license, cause they aren't ready.
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