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does anyone else not have a license?

Old 07-18-08, 02:15 PM
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does anyone else not have a license?

I know a lot of people on these forums live without a car, which is cool, but I'm wondering who else here doesn't have a license, because they never got one, or never renewed it? I grew up overseas where no one really drove or had any need to (we had a great public transportation system) and then I came back here for college when I was 18, and even though lots of people don't have cars here in college, I sometimes feel ostracized when I mention I don't have a license. I never had the need for one here (not yet at least) and I never needed one when I turned 16 overseas. It's almost as if it's a rite of passage for American teens. Anyways, anyone else not with a license like me? Cheers
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Old 07-18-08, 03:49 PM
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i had my license revoked due to a DUI. im sure my suspension is over (almost 7 years ago) but i have yet to renew my DL.
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Old 07-18-08, 04:05 PM
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Never had one. Too lazy and miserly to pay for the lessons and test. Also there's always been convenient, cheaper, alternatives than owning, taxing, insuring, maintaining and fueling a vehicle.
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Old 07-18-08, 04:35 PM
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I lost my license 15 yrs ago due to unpaid fines. I never got it renewed. I ride my bikes, the bus, or carpool if needed. To me cars are like cellphones: You can't live without one when you have one, but wonder what the big deal is once you are without.
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Old 07-18-08, 04:59 PM
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My elder sister never learned to drive and has no licence. As the years have gone on I've come to appreciate her wisdom and good common sense in her personal transport philosophy.
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Old 07-18-08, 05:37 PM
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Old 07-18-08, 06:14 PM
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If you ever need a car for whatever reason (small business, etc) your insurance is cheaper the longer you have had it (in the US). For this reason alone I recommend keeping your license current. This of course doesn't apply to countries where obtaining a driver's license is prohibitively expensive.
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Old 07-19-08, 02:16 AM
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I have had no DL since July 2006.
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Old 07-19-08, 11:15 AM
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36yo, never had one, never saw the need.
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Old 07-19-08, 11:36 AM
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I am 23, no license. I have only driven a car for maybe an hour total in my life. No plans to ever get a license either.
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Old 07-19-08, 12:07 PM
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Mine expired two years ago, haven't bothered to renew, though I was given a hard time at the airport because of it. Not sure how I can renew it without a car to take the test with.
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Old 07-19-08, 01:10 PM
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scattered - if you live in the USA and want to have a government photo-ID, most states allow you to go to the DMV (where you'd get a drivers license) with your old drivers license and birth certificate (maybe only one of the two is required) and get a state ID. the "state ID" is just as good as a driver's license for the purposes of riding in an airplane or proving you are who you say you are. (for example, if you want to open an account a bank will ask for more than one ID, but one of them can be a state ID card.)
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Old 07-19-08, 02:42 PM
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use to have a cdl dl and a motorcycle dl. lost all that for medical reasons.
I pretty much have epilepsy
when you have a seizure you cant drive from a year of the point you had the last seizure. I went to the hospital for a seizure last tuesday
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Old 07-19-08, 02:58 PM
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I didn't have a license until I was 20. I'm 21 right now, I got my license last year. I very rarely use it. I've only used it like a few times like when my friend was moving and he wanted me to follow him in his car.

For me even though I live car free and don't own a car I still am kinda glad I have a license. My philosophy usually is that I'd rather have something and not need it than need something and not have it. So for example here at my campus they have some zip cars that you can rent. Lets say I need to move and I can't find any people to help me move. It would be nice to rent a truck and move my stuff just for one day. Much better then trying to move my mattress by bike.
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Old 07-21-08, 04:21 AM
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Nope, never had a licence here. I just didn't see the point without a car to drive.
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Old 07-21-08, 09:47 AM
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have had it for two years and probablly have driven only 400 miles. i use my folks car just to get to college since its 25 miles round trip and dont want my bike getting stolen. its a good thing to get though since i had to drive my friend to hospital when his appendiz burst at store
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Old 07-21-08, 12:01 PM
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At age 21 my friend didn't have a license and she had to carry her passport with her when we went out to a club or bar. I made fun of her and thought it was just about the clearest mark of lameness i could imagine. Now, looking back, I think that it was so cool and only wish I had the courage then to live car free. Now seeing what I was missing out on, I realize that making fun of a car free person is just about the clearest mark of lameness I could imagine. Oops.
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Old 07-23-08, 07:11 PM
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