Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: London, Ontario
Take a look at a Driving school car that doesn't have a student in it... watch the so called "instructor" drive when they are on their own... it will blow your mind.
I'm all for cutting down on drinking and driving. It's senseless, and is completely avoidable. Worst of all, the people that usually get injured, or killed, are not the ones that were drinking... it's the people that the drunk guy hit. I drove tow truck once upon a time, and for many years.... it's disturbing how many avoidable accidents there are.
As for the restrictions... that's our government, doing what is best for "us"... or so they think. But, we elected them right? I ride a sportbike as well... they are pushing through a bill now that says that no person under the age of 14 can be a passenger on a motorcycle. How stupid is that?!? 2 years later though... you can run out and buy a 1400cc superbike and go kill yourself... that's okay.
I have issues with the 50km/h over law where they take your vehicle... but don't want to spark that debate either... it's like fighting religion or politics... (which it is... political).
I agree with tougher driving schools, and maybe even re-testing in the first few years, or harsher demerit point systems until you have your license for 5 years... etc. But if the little buggers get to go to race school to learn how to drive... the rest of us older fellers are going to be jealous.