Comment 71196

By -Hammer- (registered) | Posted November 10, 2011 at 09:23:58 in reply to Comment 71192

As a driver, I wholly resent this comment. If driving was about power, people wouldn't sit for long hours of traffic along the 403. The overwhelming majority of drivers don't shell out hundreds of dollars in gas, maintenance and insurance costs to feed their god complex. They do it so they CAN get from point A to point B in a reasonable amount of time, because our society doesn't allow for things like jobs, or amenities to be readily at hand. Of course, I would prefer that our society did and slowed down, but that's a whole different can of worms.

There is no notion that driving is a right. Having to do through graduated licensing makes that fact very clear, and makes it very clear that there are rules the must apply to the road and if they aren't followed, people can get hurt and that there are consequences for violating them.

Frankly, I would say there is far more of an implication the cycling is a right, not a privilege then driving because a cyclist doesn't have to go through licensing, doesn't have mandatory liability insurance for damage or accidents he may cause and doesn't have to deal with traffic enforcement to any respectable degree for his traffic violations and that is just as dangerous as the few drivers who are "Speed Junkies" or "Ego Drivers"

Comment edited by -Hammer- on 2011-11-10 09:43:04

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