• USAFANG67 avatar USAFANG67 Posted: 10/1/2011 8:15am PDT

    I'm not surprised to read this because the way I see people drive they don't need to know how to read nor have much in the way of driving skills.
    There is a difference in being able to "drive" an automobile versus just "steering" in the the general direction you want to go :-)

  • fb_1491948054 avatar Kurt Posted: 10/2/2011 5:57am PDT

    @Matt, that's one of my personal crusades; in America, we're taught how to operate a motor vehicle, not how to drive. There's a distinct difference between the two...

  • USAFANG67 avatar USAFANG67 Posted: 10/2/2011 7:55am PDT

    Very glad to see you are making this your personal crusade.
    How are you going about this to make sure that other states don't make the same mistake as NY is doing?

  • fb_1491948054 avatar Kurt Posted: 10/2/2011 8:38am PDT

    @Matt, my personal crusade is improving the quality of drivers education in the United States. Improved automotive safety helps save lives after crashes, but how many more lives could be saved if we prevented accidents in the first place?

    I've written about this extensively, and am actively working with a local auto dealer to put together a program on vehicle safety for new drivers. The more we can educate drivers, the safer the roads will be.

  • USAFANG67 avatar USAFANG67 Posted: 10/4/2011 10:51am PDT

    A very admiral crusade you are undertaking.
    Any improvements will be welcome for all.
    I'm still kind of in shock as to the NY going the way of not requiring a vision exam. I'm surprised their isn't more outrage from insurance companies and the like.

  • larry300 avatar larry300 Posted: 9/29/2011 12:13pm PDT

    Right, because you don't need to see what is in front of you to drive; just insurance and vehicle inspections.

  • 1bbcd5 avatar 1bbcd5 Posted: 9/29/2011 4:41am PDT

    so cool car