• Gigan@lemmy.world
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    7 months ago

    how about having a real driving school system instead of letting people drive if they pass the test after the 1200th time by random chance?

    I would love to make it more difficult for people to get (and keep!) a driver’s license, but I think we need to invest more in public transit first. Otherwise people will be stranded and unable to work, go to school, go to the store, etc. So many things require a car, and we need to get rid of that requirement first.

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      7 months ago

      You have a bit of a chicken and egg problem here: Nobody wants to invest in public transport because everybody is driving by car, while nobody wants to use public transport, because it is shit. Increasing the lobby for better public transport by making it harder to drive could be useful there, assuming you make the state take care of the problem cases during the transition (here in Europe some countries cover costs of taxi fare for kids who can’t reach school within a reasonable time by public transit, for example)

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      7 months ago

      The DMV is not the public works/transit department

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          7 months ago

          What does that have to do with my comment?

          The DMV, which handles licensing, does not develop public transit

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      7 months ago

      Nah; do it now. There’s never going to be enough political will for public transit until people are suffering for the lack of it.