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  • trail_rat
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    last time i checked you could get a moped age 16.

    this is how all my friends who were rural got about.

    Tom_W1987
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    What kind of world do you live in msp? Many people don’t choose to live where they do, they have to.

    No we’re not talking just about restrictions we’re also talking increased costs. And how do you justify restricting a 29 year old and not a 40 year old new learner when the older generations have the highest rates of drink driving?

    No you’re talking bullshit. How do young adults cope with commuting if areas to live near to jobs are ridiculously expensive as are trains. Champagne socialist hippie with no idea about the world the young are now entering?

    whatnobeer
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    Maybe not perfect changes, but something should be done. Even if it’s just making the test most complete and more difficult to pass.

    It can be hard when your young and need to get about the place if your anywhere rural, for any reason, whether its work to to socialise. I didn’t have a car until I graduated from Uni, either cycling or busing it everywhere when I was younger then borrowing the parents car when I was a bit older and could drive.

    I learned to drive when I was 17, spent a long time learning with the parents then a weeks worth of intensive lessons. No accidents or tickets in the 9 years since, but thats quite possibly because I didn’t drive all that much until recently and had a long time learning.

    Not really sure where I’m going with this, or what the solution is, but the stats show that we need to do something….

    Premier Icon MSP
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    when the older generations have the highest rates of drink driving?

    Which is against the law no matter what age the driver ๐Ÿ™„

    Tom_W1987
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    Yeah but this policy isnt it nobeer. Take the age down to 24 for no passengers, drop the time restrictions and introduce black boxes. Keep costs the same as well.

    Otherwise we’ll have a nation of young adult with learned hopelessness too reliant on their parents and unable to compete in the globalised economy.

    Premier Icon ahwiles
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    i approve, make it so.

    There’s even a chance it’ll make driving for kids cheaper. Fewer crashes = lower insurance innit.

    it might even teach the kids some usefull life lessons: You can travel a surprising distance if you walk/ride a bike. There are these things called buses. Motor vehicles are bloody dangerous – driving one is a big responsibility.

    Tom_W1987
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    Fewer crashes = lower insurance innit.

    No, just more profit for the insurance companies. It won’t drive insurance down by 3000 pounds a year either, will it? Which is probably the expected rise in tutoring fees with this piece of legislation.

    There are these things called buses. Motor vehicles are bloody dangerous – driving one is a big responsibility.

    I couldn’t get a bus to my only job in my late teens and early twenties. I had to cycle on country roads at 1am, which is more dangerous than driving.

    Law of unintended consequences, kids might start buying more motorbikes or cycle more on dangerous roads! Both of which do have higher fatality rates per miles covered when compared to driving.

    Premier Icon ahwiles
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    so we agree that driving standards aren’t high enough? – perhaps a little more training might help…

    …I had to cycle on country roads at 1am, which is more dangerous than driving.
    …Both of which do have higher fatality rates per miles covered when compared to driving.

    not true.

    Tom_W1987
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    For sure, more training, if the government subsidises it. Seeing as we’re going to be paying through our **** noses for the rest of our lives for senile healthcare for people who got cars cheaply, had a free education, had a decent NHS system etc etc

    Premier Icon MSP
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    Cars weren’t cheap when I was young, I like most of my friends couldn’t afford one till my early 20’s even though I had passed my test at 18. I made do for several years occasionally driving my parents car.

    Cheap cars for all, really is a very recent thing, and not something that previous generations have experienced at all.

    Cars are not a right enshrined in the tenets of law.

    Tom_W1987
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    I had to cycle on country roads at 1am, which is more dangerous than driving.
    …Both of which do have higher fatality rates per miles covered when compared to driving.

    The stats I’ve seen suggest cyclists are 10 times more likely to be killed on the roads than car drivers.

    Cheap cars for all, really is a very recent thing, and not something that previous generations have experienced at all.

    It was cheaper than it is now. Fair enough, you being cared for properly in your old age by the state doesn’t have to be enshrined into law either.

    Whilst the real costs of things like housing were also lower, meaning you could spend more on driving. Unless of course you want to try to argue that you lot didn’t have it massively easier.

    Premier Icon ahwiles
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    Tom_W1987 – Member

    The stats I’ve seen suggest cyclists are 10 times more likely to be killed on the roads than car drivers.

    science says you’re wrong:

    linky

    and, not only are individuals safer if they themselves are travelling by bike, they’re less of a risk to other people.

    Tom_W1987
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    http://www.bikeradar.com/news/article/english-cyclists-20-times-more-at-risk-than-motorists-24218/

    YES! Let’s get more youngsters cycling on the roads instead of driving! That will reduce fatalities for sure!

    Tom_W1987
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    Ahwhiles, note “between the ages of 17-20” not “17 and 30”.

    Science Fail. So it’s not even certain that this policy would reduce lives lost on the roads.

    Premier Icon ahwiles
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    so, would you suggest more, less, or no change, to the amount of training for young drivers?

    considering that they’re disproportionately dangerous, and a little experience really does seem to help a lot.

    Tom_W1987
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    Yes more experience, at the expense of the taxpayer :mrgreen: Think of it as a redistribution of wealth to the young who are being screwed left right and centre by the older generations.

    Also blackboxes. I think they’re a great idea and because I’m used to being spied on due to growing up with facebook and the NSA I’m totally cool with it.

    Heavier penalties for causing death by dangerous driving, instant 6 month bans for speeding just one time for the under 24’s? There’s lots you can do without impeding law abiding young adults from being able to get from A to B for work.

    YES! Let’s get more youngsters cycling on the roads instead of driving! That will reduce fatalities for sure!

    Well in the long run it probably would.

    Premier Icon scotroutes
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    I don’t know if it’s true but I heard on the radio recently that the #1 cause of death for 16-24 year old girls was 16-24 year old male drivers.

    I’d be all in favour of raising the qualification age if I was sure it wasn’t just delaying the inevitable over-application of testosterone.

    Tom_W1987
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    Well in the long run it probably would.

    Medical Science will see to it that you can weigh 450lbs and still live to 90.

    nealglover
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    Also blackboxes. I think they’re a great idea and because I’m used to being spied on due to growing up with facebook and the NSA I’m totally cool with it.

    Firstly. Facebook is not “being spied on”

    It’s pretty much the opposite in fact. It’s almost “forcing” information on people if anything.

    Secondly. The NSA couldn’t give a toss about you, I wouldn’t worry about that too much.

    Tom_W1987
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    Whooosh!

    That was mostly sarcasm, but the point remains the same. Why would I care about a blackbox when I post a lot of personal info on facebook anyway, which is accessed through a phone that utilizes gps?

    nealglover
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    Whooosh!
    That was mostly sarcasm, but the point remains the same.

    No shit Sherlock.

    Tom_W1987
    Member

    May I ask why you felt the need to clarify counter-terrorism policy then?

    nealglover
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    May I ask why you felt the need to clarify counter-terrorism policy then?

    Sarcasm ?

    (Whoosh!)

    nealglover
    Member

    I was trying to lighten the mood.

    You seem to getting a bit angry, ranty and sweary.

    Maybe it’s your age that’s making it difficult to control your emotions ?

    :mrgreen:

    Tom_W1987
    Member

    Okay okay you out smart arsed me….you got me…I surrender ๐Ÿ˜›

    nealglover
    Member

    Age and experience always beats youth and enthusiasm in the end.

    Tom_W1987
    Member

    Okay, now you’re just trying to goad me ๐Ÿ˜ ๐Ÿ˜€

    nealglover
    Member

    Sssssshhhhhhhh

    The grown ups are talking ๐Ÿ˜‰

    (I’m going out for a drive now anyway, see yaaaaa !) :mrgreen:

    Tom_W1987
    Member

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    trail_rat
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    “Whilst the real costs of things like housing were also lower, meaning you could spend more on driving. Unless of course you want to try to argue that you lot didn’t have it massively easier.”

    meanwhile back in the real world – wages were also lower.

    Tom_W1987
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    Note real costs, house prices and rent have gone up massively versus wages over the past 30 years.

    So back in the real world of proper economics, you’re wrong. Dead wrong. This is like shooting fish in a barrel.

    Premier Icon MSP
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    Whilst the real costs of things like housing were also lower, meaning you could spend more on driving. Unless of course you want to try to argue that you lot didn’t have it massively easier.

    Yeah life was dead easy leaving school in the mid 80’s there was no unemployment, education was fantastic for all, everyone could afford a Ferrari and a mansion, there was no poverty and the lifelong possibilities were endless.

    In reality the past is a false utopia that never really existed.

    Some stuff was better back then, some stuff worse. In balance I think life is pretty much the same now as then save for a few extra technological trinkets.

    Tom_W1987
    Member

    Okay, except you got a free or reasonably cheap education, could get on the housing ladder at 23, okay you weren’t old enough to not be affected by the erosion of the NHS but you’re probably in a better position to pay for private healthcare that I will be because of the easier leg up you had, unemployment is as bad or if not worse than then, rents more expensive, you had the welfare state to fall back on if you came out of university without a job.

    So yeah, it was totally as hard back then as it is now. What we should do now is make it even harder by restricting the young’s ability to travel to jobs and remove their housing benefit so they can’t afford to live near their job in London or wherever.

    Brilliant plan you’ve got there hey! Completely out of touch. Trail Rat didn’t even have an inkling that house prices were higher in real terms – living in a bubble you lot, you really are.

    Premier Icon ahwiles
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    Basically, we’re talking about raising the test-age from 17, to 18. do we really need the melodrama? (as much fun as it is)

    Tom_W1987
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    No we’re talking about increasing costs and limiting the time of travel for all those under 30 who have recently past their test.

    nealglover
    Member

    …unemployment is as bad or if not worse than then

    Unemployment in 1985 was 12%

    It’s now 7.7%

    Tom_W1987
    Member

    Break that down into age categories and take into account zero hour contracts.

    mk1fan
    Member

    You still get a free education now.

    I know lots of people in their early 20’s buying property (no, not the ‘rich’)

    I also know lots of people who ‘have’ to have a new smart phone every 6-months plus the ltest tablet, laptop, game etc….

    I have finite money so decide what it gets spent on (if at all).

    Driving is not a necessity for the vast vast vast vast vast majority.

    With more people on the public roads than ever before it is even more important that driving standards are increased.

    Quite frankly, I’m in favour of mandatory re-tests every 10-years, when you reach 65 and then every 5-years.

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