At least the mass transit system in Germany is a decent fall back position. Imagine having no license in Southern Cal....ugg.woody underwood said:That's a very good post. What happens when you lose it is even worse. I have 2 German friends who got DUIs (One deserved, the other a set-up over soccer of course) It took one guy 12 years and over $15,000 in fees/lawyers etc to get his back. The other 8 years and about $8,000. One got to work on a scooter (You see a lot of older people on them...now you know why) and the other had a 100 K commute via train every day. Somebody should post something about dealing with the TUV...I hear it's as bad or worse than the driving license process!
"puerile nimrods " I'm going to have to look that up in my Funk and Wagnalls. :dunno:bjacques said:Unfortunately most cities in this country have laughably inadequate public transportation, especially in SoCal. I think you'd agree that some type of private transportation is an outright neccesity.
But I whole-heartedly agree with you. If the licensing process were more stringent, we'd have fewer puerile nimrods roaming our highways. I'm always amazed by how a simple overpass or slight curve in the road causes everyone to slow to an absolute crawl.
I blame law enforcement for bad drivers. The California Highway Patrol could single-handedly close the state's budget gap if they gave traffic fines out for "failure to use turn signals".Ågent99 said:My peeve is with folks who do not understand the concept of merging...I'm not sure why a lot of people do not get how to do it.
Looks like your boys are doing a mighty fine job.... They've pulled me over 4 times within a 5-week period between Dec ~ Jan and handed me 3 citationsMARCUS545 said:I blame law enforcement for bad drivers. The California Highway Patrol could single-handedly close the state's budget gap....
beewang said:Looks like your boys are doing a mighty fine job.... They've pulled me over 4 times within a 5-week period between Dec ~ Jan and handed me 3 citations
Hell yes I advocate more citations! It's the only way people learn to obey the rules of the road.e36M3r said:OUCH!
MARCUS545: FWIW, I rarely see auto enthusiasts urging more citations!
mlahti said:American drivers are extremely hostile and many remind me of Al pacino (I think) screaming "I'm Walking Here!" when crossing the road. Same with driving, it seems they think it's their God given right to drive any way they please.
adc said:Would X5 and X3 qualify? (they're actually SAVs)
How about the Cayenne S and Turbo?
03 330 ZHP
I have dealt with the local TÜV office for driver and vehicle licensing, vehicle homoligation and vehicle inspection. Ours is so incompetent that everyone has as little to do with them as possible, including, as I discovered one day, their colleagues over at the vehicle licensing office. The last time I dealt with the TÜV, I decided it was quicker and cheaper to change the car than to get them to correct their faulty paperwork for the n'th time. It makes me wonder if there is anything significant to having something TÜV approved.woody underwood said:Somebody should post something about dealing with the TUV...I hear it's as bad or worse than the driving license process!
Our local Polizei are pretty cool. I have been driving home at 10 km/h over the 50 km/h limit and had them whiz by on their way back to the station at the end of their shift. (I live a half block from the police station.)icemanjs4 said:The worst thing I see in Austin is that the cops create traffic jams. We all know that as soon as a person sees a cop they slam on the brakes (they could be 10 mph under speed limit already it doesn't matter)....