Are you implying that requiring a driver license to (legally) operate a vehicle does nothing to help our road safety, that having to demonstrate your ability to use a vehicle before actually using one is pointless?
Yes when you consider that a large number of fatalities are
1. Drunk drivers of all stripes from eighteen to eighty.
2. Drug drivers including truckes with thousands of hours on the road hopped up on amphetamines.
3. Police officers with high powered pursuit cars that I wouldnt trust to drive a school bus (and the less said about their skill and "reliability to perform" with the .40 cal weapon they are issued, the better).
4. Hoons with high powered cars that cant be trusted with a tricycle.
5. Adults in ther ranges between eighteen and twenty four who make up a huge percentage of road fatalities
..all who passed their licence tests and have since proven themselves unfit to drive in any capacity.
You cant legislate morality, and you cant enforce competency, or compensate for plain old human stupidity.(witness a woman here a few days ago with three kids in her car who blew four times the limit in peak hour traffic. No I am not joking, she was drunk at 8am on a weekday).
No offence Erras, but this is a VERY sore point with me.
Are you suggesting that if we were to completely drop the license requirement, that the quality of the drivers on the roads would take zero hit whatsoever?
To my mind there are a lot of people on the road who are unsafe on a skateboard..let alone a car...
quite honestly, your little analogy supports the ideology of requiring proving ground achievements for LFR, in my opinion.
Erras: You can get some guy who has done heroic raids and has PG gold..and sucks harder than a vacuum cleaner on turbocharge. It isnt a gaurantee of quality.