- Driving: Privilege or Right
Depends. I get what you are saying but its more complicated than that.
If you live in a city or large urban area then a car is not a basic human right, there are plenty of other ways of getting around. If you live in a rural area then not having access to a car can seriously effect your quality of lifePosted 6 years ago
so any ideas at what point it should be taken away .. permanently, yeah ok 2 or 3 tests ( I passed 1st time, my wife passed 2nd) to get you eye in maybe but those that do 8 + are a little worrying (anyone remember that welsh lady on the telly in the lada/skoda from a decade ago?)
1 temp driving ban maybe dependant on the crime, but 2+ surely there’s something wrong there?Posted 6 years ago
If you live in a rural are then not having access to a car can seriously effect your quality of life
So don’t live in a rural area then! Lifestyle choice; it’s not something that’s forced upon you.
Anyway, I have spoken, so once again dfor those what weren’t listening;
THREAD CLOSED.Posted 6 years agomintimperialSubscriber
Legally it’s a privilege, that’s why you have to have a license to do it, and it can be revoked if you don’t abide by the rules.
Practically, though, in the UK it’s now treated like a right that trumps pretty much everything else, including human life sometimes, sadly enough.Posted 6 years agoTuckerUKMember
Privilege. And the standard should be higher, test harder, infringements punished more harshly.
But I had a thick boss once from Newcastle who swore that a car was an ‘essential’.
I told him essentials to me were food & water, and a roof over your head.
I love cars and driving BTW.Posted 6 years ago
Nobody has the right to restrict freedom of movement.
Walking, Cycling, Bus, Taxi, Train
All worked for the first 27 years of my life some of which was semi-rural (edge of a village). I did pass driving test at 17 yrs but couldn’t afford 4 wheels, though I admit I was allowed to borrow the parents
EDIT that journey was 1/2 mile to bus stop, 5 miles on bus to Town/Train station
Have a car now – 4k miles last year. I live in a town centre nowPosted 6 years agoemszMember
hmmm, not sure, I don’t drive so opinion may not come to much, I sort of see that it’s a priviledge, but I can see the point about rural areas too. Unless you want huge areas of britain urbanized, then the rural world has to exist, and without cars/lorries/vans whatever, then milk’s not going to be delivered, cows/chickens/sheep not gonna get slaughtered.
It’s not that simple.Posted 6 years agoMrTallMember
Privilege, after failing your driving test for the 5th time you should be made to wait a few years before you can try again. Maybe 2/3 more attempts after that but if you still fail i’d suggest that for the good of other road users & pedestrians, it’d be better if they were not allowed to drive on public roads. Ideally i’d be stopping them after 3 attempts but realistically that’d never happen.
‘Maureen’ from driving school was a classic example of a person who has no business being trusted to drive a car on the road. People like her are great to laugh at until until they plough into a bus stop full of kids and pensioners…..Posted 6 years ago29erKeithMember
A privilege earned, and the standards need to be higher than they are imo too
I know my mother in-law took her test a dozen times to pass. I’ve only ever been in a car with her driving once, never again!!
If you ever see here driving and wave/flash lights, walking or in another car, she’ll never see you because she can’t see anything past the patch of road directly in front of her bonnet.
She should not be driving imhoPosted 6 years agoscuzzMember
Minimise the discrepency between examiners & test routes such that the test is standard.
The only logical step is to cull all the examiners and replace them with robots, with a simulated test instead of the real world. Obvious, really.
I blame the lack of education leading & class divides. Tory scum. Bankers.Posted 6 years agoD0NKSubscriber
Whatever the form of transport,
No one has the right to restrict freedom of movement IMO.bollox no one is restricting right to travel they’re restricting type of travel, if your chosen method of travel endangers other people you can’t do it. Apparently I’m not allowed to fly my helicopter from my back yard to the patch of grass outside work, it’s a bloody travesty I tell you!
Troll? Pretty sure I’ve seen similar from you previously BBPosted 6 years ago
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