hey carfree living peeps...
I have a dilema, your input may help me..so feel free to reply/ask questions.
I am seriously thinking of giving up my Drivers License..it expires in Sept. this year.
I know if I do..I will not be able to drive any motor vechicle. I do not own a car, but have since gone carfree driven a few times, other's cars.
My wife does drive well..but she will not drive long-distances, like over 25 miles. Also she hates night driving..so that would limit us a bit.
We were planning a vacation road trip (rental car) this fall..though I could possibly move that up in early Sept.
Some reasons why I do not want to renew:
-Freedom's sake, in some sense..I don't want to be forced into having a drivers lic. if I do not want it! (I think just about everyone gets one when there young and renew til thier real old).
- Vision Test. Yup, I now wear glasses..last time did not..so I proably would pass with them on, but you never know..then If I did not pass they take driving lisc away right then.
-Cost. While a drivers lisc, is only like $26. for 4 years..a State I.D. card is around $12 for 5 years.
-being a purist? I mean if I am carfree..should I really should be driving, even everyonce in awhile? The whole point is to get away from cars.
Now, here are some other points in involved with my choice.
-To get a state I.D. you need a boat load of info (nope you can't just turn in your drivers lisc renenal slip, and instanly get a State I.D.).
-I may have to drive in a emergency..you never know, to get my family to the hospital, etc.
- My wife thinks I am stupid to give it up! She reminds me the whole process of geting a drivers lisc, is not that fun. (written test, road test, vision test, proof's of state res..etc)
-a lot of adults my age (40ish) only have state I.D.'s because they have D.U.I's or something like that.. I really do not want folks think I can't drive..Already riding a bicycle I get comments.."what you lost your drivers lis?" all because I ride a bike for errands.
so..I am thinking what choice I need to make. Any carfree lifer's got rid of thier drivers lisc voultanry?