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Are you driver license free?

Old 03-17-06, 07:23 PM
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Pick one to answer:

A. Do you have a driver license even though you don't own a car?

B. Do you own a car, but not have a driver license? (e.g. Someone else drives a car that you own.)
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Old 03-17-06, 08:38 PM
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A, a driver license is a good thing to have even if you don't drive.
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Old 03-18-06, 01:01 AM
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I'm choice "A", though technically I do currently own a car - it's for sale and I will hopefully be rid of it soon.

Six and a half months ago I moved to Colorado from Missouri; about two weeks ago I finally made it to the DMV (30 miles away - I waited to carpool with a someone rather than get a ride and make a special trip). Apparently CO law says one cannot hold both a driver's license and a non-DL state ID. I got the driver's license - you never know when you might need to drive in an emergency (and it would be stupid to give a ticket in such a situation, but I can see it happening). I also am trying to find a more suitable job than my current one, and even the Parks & Rec job I hope to get may require some driving - the local nursery job I just found out I did not get would have required some occasional driving. As long as it's not inordinately more expensive to get a DL than a non-DL ID, I don't see that refusing to have a DL is much of a statement. I wouldn't be impressed, and I'm car-free myself.
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Old 03-18-06, 01:14 AM
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I have one. It's nice to be able to legally drive in an emergency. I virtually never carry it. Unless I'm going somewhere where it will benefit me to be able to positively identify myself (as if a DL can actually do such a thing) I have no desire to have a government approved ID. If someone wants to know who I am they can either take my word for it or pi$$ off.
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Old 03-18-06, 07:52 AM
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I choose curtain A. I think having a driving license is becoming more and more a necessity for identification.
I probably should have sold my car after 9/11, since in protest to our oil country "friends", I returned to my bike riding with a vengeance. Could have saved over $5k. I live in NYC and began commuting daily except in wet weather (19 RT). Being single, I did 99% of my shopping using my bike.
I still own my car a 92 camry (original owner), i'll be driving it to AZ and store it with him while I travel around the world with my folding bike.
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Old 03-18-06, 01:29 PM
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No car and no license here.
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Old 03-18-06, 02:52 PM
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I use my license as a bookmark.
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Old 03-18-06, 03:13 PM
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Don't have a license. Though I may get one just to be able to do rentals in the future.
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Old 03-18-06, 06:04 PM
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Yeah, I got my licence 2 days after I turned 16. Don't have a car tho.
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Old 03-18-06, 09:13 PM
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No drivers license(Have a state I.D. only), No car.
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Old 03-19-06, 11:14 PM
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I got kicked out of drivers ed twice in highschool. I tried to drive once but went over a stop sign and into a ditch. We probably shouldn't have been going down country roads at 60 mph bumping the requiem for a dream soundtrack.

anyways I choose C) state ID
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Old 03-20-06, 10:30 AM
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No car, no license never had one. Didn't have the time or money to waste on either, or the interest.
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Old 03-20-06, 03:17 PM
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The only thing I use my car for is taking my butt surfing. I live across from Ocean Beach (yes I walk to the break), but for trips to Santa Cruz and Half Moon I need my 83 Volvo wagon. Make that my SUPER SEXY 83 Volvo surf wagon!
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Old 03-20-06, 05:28 PM
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I still own a car (my wife drives), but I surrendered my driving privileges today.
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Old 03-20-06, 11:28 PM
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A although its only a learner's permit. At this stage its going to expire in a year. Dunno what Im gonna do for idea after it expires. Probably a proof of age card or something similar.
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Old 03-23-06, 12:38 PM
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Used to have a license but it expired last year. So far I'm managing fine with my citizenship card for ID.

I'm thinking of learning how to drive though and getting a license again. Having an extra skill never hurts, and knowing how to drive can come in handy sometimes.
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Old 03-23-06, 05:33 PM
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I need a driver's license because I'm looking for a job. Some companies require it, even if you're not gonna be travelling much.
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Old 03-24-06, 10:20 AM
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I have license as i occasionally rent -- but even if i didn't i think it's smart thing to have for travel or general use -- just as i think it's smart to have a passport, even if you don't plan to leave the country anytime soon
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Mine expires in May '09, I'll probably renew it for the same reasons others have stated.
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Old 03-27-06, 09:17 AM
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Does this count

I guess A. although I let it expire in '04 I've kept it in my wallet for some reason. I'm one of those who thinks it's fundementally wrong to have to prove to big brother who you are everytime he chooses to hassle you just because he happens to in his small mind or foul mood find something he doesn't like.

oops was that a rant....sorry
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Old 03-27-06, 09:45 AM
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A. I rent a car and drive every now and then when I need to. Around here the license is valid for a LONG time, I think mine expires somewhere around 2035. I think it will physically disintegrate before that, though.

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