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Old 08-19-19, 09:28 AM
JW Fas
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We don't penalize bad behavior in a car anywhere harshly enough. Stuff like distracted driving now accounts for 25% of all crashes yet is met with low fines and a few points. You're more likely to crash while texting now than you are while drunk, yet DUI/DWI has fines an order of magnitude higher. Adding insult to injury, only two states (IL & NH) require follow-up road testing to retain your license, but it's only after a certain age (usually 75). By then you already have one foot out the door anyway. We hand driving licenses to teenagers and basically tell them, "By the way, you'll never have to prove you can safely operate a motor vehicle again. Just stop by once every four years to renew this card."
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