• tellyvt avatar tellyvt Posted: 6/11/2011 9:22am PDT

    This lame-brained idea has been tried in state after state over the past 20 years. It has never worked as planned (hint, listen to the person who devotes his life to understanding human behavior). These laws do accomplish two things: They create a huge burden on school systems who have to report to the licensing agency and on the licensing agency which has to wrestle with revoking a license, then restoring it when an individual enrolls again in some kind of school. Private schools, charter schools, home-schooling create nightmarish complications in administering this seemingly simple requirement. Second, they create lots of unlicensed drivers who are beyond the reach of the licensing system. So we already know. Hasn't, can't, won't work.

  • Cfthelin avatar Cfthelin Posted: 6/13/2011 4:56pm PDT

    The general rule when working with regulations is that rules for personal behavior are bound to be ignored by a large number of persons unless rigorously enforced. Rules for things (products) - yes - see the NHTSA for instance. I agree that asking teachers or BMV clerks to enforce the rules = failure.
    Maybe we should ask the local sheriff to drop by the kid's house and take two wheels off his ride,or something like that. Humm? Tough question that does need a solution.

  • fb_1491948054 avatar Kurt Posted: 6/14/2011 4:47am PDT

    Cfthelin, you raise an excellent point - passing the legislation is one thing, but enforcing it is something else entirely.