Source: Detroit News
quote: I didn't particularly read that in his post.
quote: I know of racing drivers that hate driving on roads - and who could blame them. Yet, you wouldn't call them deficient drivers!
quote: Most racing drivers like racing - not driving on roads - doesn't mean they are bad drivers though does it.
quote: But that doesn't mean you were right.
quote: People generally enjoy doing things they are good at. All these people who are saying they don't "like" driving, are obviously very deficient in the skills needed to be a competent driver.
quote: Further, riding a horse down the middle of the interstate might be quite a thrill for some people, but I don't think that's a good basis for making it legal.
quote: Just because you like doing something doesn't mean it's the best thing for everyone around you (or even the best thing for you). Anyway, there may come a point where you will no longer be allowed to "race"
quote: That doesn't mean you won't be able to drive at all, it just means that you will have to do so in specially designated areas
quote: even there, I doubt self driving cars would make much of a difference
quote: Stupid, terrible analogy. Let's just move on,
quote: Ah I see. So because I enjoy driving, I MUST be some type of thrill seeker or rice racer. Wtf?
quote: I'm paying taxes and road taxes the same as everyone else, etc...
quote: you think something should be legal because you enjoy it regardless of it's impact on other people.
quote: My taxes go to providing for National parks, but I can't go there and start doing something illegal just because it would be fun.
quote: How am I "impacting" other people by driving?
quote: Also, I am not getting your reasoning regarding why laws regarding driving should stay the same forever. Things change. Laws need to adapt to the changes.
quote: If you want a more realistic example: would you be able to handle yourself tightly packed on the road with a bunch of self driving cars going 200Mph+? There's probably only a handful of people in the world truly qualified to deal with that situation, but that's exactly the type of thing that could be commonplace on a completely automated roadway.
quote: Sure it's a bit silly, but I think you're ignoring it because it hits the nail on the head: you think something should be legal because you enjoy it regardless of it's impact on other people.
quote: Since one person's personal pleasure can lead to others paying more in health premiums, is that ground for making it illegal to consume red meat?