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04-08-12 01:39 PM - Post#1425477    



Who needs a driver's license, I have the innernet.

Cool, more room on the road for me.
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04-08-12 03:06 PM - Post#1425481    


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"In countries where "more people use the Internet, there is a lower proportion of drivers," Sivak said."

Of course.

BECAUSE WE HAVE EFFECTIVE MASS TRANSIT.
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04-08-12 06:15 PM - Post#1425519    


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  • Tim- Said:
"In countries where "more people use the Internet, there is a lower proportion of drivers," Sivak said."

Of course.

BECAUSE WE HAVE EFFECTIVE MASS TRANSIT.



By we you mean the US? Are you kidding?
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04-08-12 11:36 PM - Post#1425601    


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To think that a 24 year old will refuse to buy a car because he can text his friends is fucking stupid. The 24 year old doesn't have his license or doesn't drive, because:

-He doesn't need it due to where he lives (see above)
-He can't afford it
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04-09-12 12:41 AM - Post#1425610    


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Young Americans are probably less likely to get a license but that has doesn't necessarily mean they aren't driving. Driving and having a license / insurance can be two separate things. There are plenty of people that drive without insurance every day (you have to have insurance in California and yet many don't), and there are certainly plenty that drive without a license. Registration? Same thing.

Also, people don't stop texting just because they get behind a wheel. At least not in So Cal. Even with the prospect of getting a ticket, people text while driving en mass every single day in So Cal and I imagine that it is the same in most parts of the country.

The US is a car-centric culture. We are defined by what we drive. I just don't see that changing because of the internet or mass transit.


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04-09-12 01:02 PM - Post#1425785    


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  • mtnbiker Said:
The US is a car-centric culture. We are defined by what we drive. I just don't see that changing because of the internet or mass transit.




Totally disagree. The Internet definitely has the potential to change how we move around, and has already changed how many people commute on a daily basis. Telecommuting is a prime example of that: many don't even need to get out of their homes to make a living anymore. Speaking only for myself, I don't even own a car and don't see a need for it. Bus routes are fine for my needs, and when we do need a car, we rent. Problem solved.

I'm definitely looking forward to the day where "smart cars" take out the human element out of driving, if only to get rid of drunks and other assorted assholes out there.
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04-09-12 01:19 PM - Post#1425789    


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My kid will have his license and a car on his 16th birthday. That's a gift I will be giving myself. 1.5 more years. Can't come fast enough.
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04-09-12 01:40 PM - Post#1425796    


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I'm definitely looking forward to the day where "smart cars" take out the human element out of driving, if only to get rid of drunks and other assorted assholes out there.



Fuck that, dude. Skynet.
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04-09-12 02:56 PM - Post#1425838    


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Not a car centric culture?! The entire American identity is 95% based on what kind of fucking pick up truck you drive.
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04-09-12 05:11 PM - Post#1425979    


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Not a car centric culture?! The entire American identity is 95% based on what kind of fucking pick up truck you drive.




Hey now, ease off of my old pick-up.
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04-10-12 12:42 AM - Post#1426122    


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I see American peoples have big and beauty cars, young boys who owns a beauty and big car IMHO.
Rich American peoples spend a cool and big life like my brother.
When you have a money you can buy a many cars.
 
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04-10-12 07:44 AM - Post#1426172    


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  • Gill Said:
Not a car centric culture?! The entire American identity is 95% based on what kind of fucking pick up truck you drive.



I thought it was Facebook or Twitter account usage, or better yet, your FC persona?
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04-10-12 02:36 PM - Post#1426343    


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That's what makes me feel like a man - Insulting other people over the internet. FTW!
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04-10-12 02:45 PM - Post#1426358    


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Still, ease off my truck...
"You call this bad? I'll tell you what bad is....Bad is passing test depth at 80 feet per second with a thirty degree down bubble. Compared to that, this is a walk in the park."



 
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04-10-12 02:59 PM - Post#1426383    


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  • Panzerrat Said:
Still, ease off my truck...




Only if you help me move my beer fridge.
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04-10-12 03:30 PM - Post#1426401    


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How many flights of stairs, how wide 's the door, how BIG a fridge, etc?
"You call this bad? I'll tell you what bad is....Bad is passing test depth at 80 feet per second with a thirty degree down bubble. Compared to that, this is a walk in the park."





Edited by Panzerrat on 04-10-12 03:31 PM. Reason for edit: Thought about the grammer in one of the words, decided to change it. You know how it goes.
 
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