Source: U.S. Department of Transportation
quote: A skilled driver in a well maintained vehicle is perfectly safe.
quote: We don't live in a world where you can count on anywhere close to a majority of the people on the road being skilled drivers in well maintained vehicles.
quote: Yeah you're right, I made up those statistics.
quote: f'ing douchebag
quote: I guess whenever we feel people are "bad" at something, we're justified in thinking the Government should swoop in and fix the situation.
quote: It was more like you made up the idea that those statistics exist somewhere, but yeah, basically.
quote: There's plenty of reasons why the government shouldn't do this. "Everyone is a really good driver! FOR REAL!" isn't one of those reasons.
quote: Everyone isn't a great driver, nor is everyone a horrible one as some make them out to be.
quote: More seriously, this is like saying, "We'd never have any mistakes if people didn't make any mistakes." We don't live in a world where you can count on anywhere close to a majority of the people on the road being skilled drivers in well maintained vehicles. I live in a world where I can count on a good percentage of the people on the road to be grumpy, not paying attention, and unskilled. Also, and this is totally anecdotal, I've noticed that many people who consider themselves skilled drivers "make up for it" by driving much more aggressively/dangerously. Skill != safety. I'd consider adherence to standard rules of the road more important than skill.
quote: My dad made me drive in mud and on snow before I ever even got my learners permit
quote: But really, we do need to make it more difficult to get a drivers license