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Driver's Licenses
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New-Gen    Posted 06-24-2004 at 08:03:40       [Reply]  [No Email]
This is really a reply to Lenore's reply to Kelly down below-I'm starting a new thread because that one is getting a little far down the page.
My number was up to take the written test the last time my CDL came up for renewal.
After I took and passed the 4 page test, I went up to have my picture taken get my license. As I was paying, a little old lady came in, not real steady on her feet, laid her renewal notice and her money on the counter, and proceeded to get a MAGNIFYING GLASS out of her purse so she could see which line to sign on!!
And she was handed a license that would qualify her to hitch a 30' boat behind a 40' motorhome and go merrily down the road!!!
Makes sense doesn't it?

Taylor Lambert    Posted 06-24-2004 at 16:14:13       [Reply]  [No Email]
New Gen I completely under stand what you mean I drive for a motor home factory and there was an old man and woman driving a 45 foot RV pulling a 35 foot camper trailer. They cut the corner too short and got hung couldnt pull forward as they would hang a post, and then couldnt back up as they hadnt learned to use the mirriors on the RV. They had been using the 3 cameras and monitors.
I parked my rolloff truck and gave them enough room to back up and try again. I asked them about their drivers liscence and they said they dont need one as they own the RV and its non commercial. They also didnt know to adjust the air brakes or drain them and alot of other need to know things about a large machine. They came back a few days ago to buy a bigger RV and also had a bigger trailer to. I hate the way Alot of uscommercial drivers get ridiculed for alot of accidents that are caused by folks in cars and pickups. There was an RV in the loat last week that was pulling a Tracker and the triver had passed a truck but not tinking of the distance or being able to see the car in its mirrors cut the truckers off. The tracker was messed up bad. the truch loaded with propane had to be towed. hey were going upo a steep grade when this happened. the trucker swerede to miss him but was a bit late. They gave him 3 drg tests and 2 BAL tests before it was over. And the RV driver was also seen on the phone by another driver when the accident happened.

Bkeepr    Posted 06-24-2004 at 10:53:04       [Reply]  [No Email]
I'm sure I'll be in the minority on this, but I think it should be lots (LOTS) harder to get a license than it is today, *and* everyone should have to "requalify" periodically to keep their license. By that I mean, take an eye, a written and a driving test every few years to keep their license.

I just see too many folks on the road who are clearly clueless about what the rules are and can't follow them...and they're not all old (or young either).

just my opinion,
Tom A

~Lenore    Posted 06-24-2004 at 11:01:34       [Reply]  [No Email]
You may be in the minority, I don't know;
but I agree with you.
I think a complete test and proof of insurance should be required. If I have to have it I think everyone should!!

Burrhead    Posted 06-24-2004 at 12:52:46       [Reply]  [No Email]
I figger if I have to have it then ever body else needs some too, but I also think the driving and attitudes are worse now that it's required than when it was'nt.

Seems ever body that gets into a scrape vs a big truck or have fender bender of most any kind calls folks like Jim Adler. The Hammer that will get you the money that mean ole truckdriver or non-attentive driver owes you for running into them.

Jimbob    Posted 06-24-2004 at 18:29:13       [Reply]  [No Email]
Are you kidding? A magnifier glass! Surely, this is a joke.

Burrhead    Posted 06-24-2004 at 19:05:20       [Reply]  [No Email]
no I aint kiddin. It may just be in my own area but anytime a truck is involved in and accident they sue the trucking company no matter if the truck was in the wrong or not.

There are commercials on the TV 24 hours aday wanting folks who have been in an accident with big trucks to "call Jim Adler and he will get the money you deserve."

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