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Old 01-01-2011, 09:32 PM   #26
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When things from other studies apply to what we have here in BC, they are worthy of consideration...when they are just studies currently being conducted, with no statistical vetted conclusions, in the politically charged State of New Jersey, then I will wait to see if anything valid for even NJ comes from them, let alone something valid for BC. If it is valid, then it is valid...but they are not even close to that yet in Jersey Shore.
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Old 01-02-2011, 08:50 AM   #27
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...but then he comes up with the "trail of tears death N sign" theory and he has lost me for a long time.
"Hey joe, what you know? Me lose you long time! No, wait..."
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Old 01-02-2011, 08:51 AM   #28
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When things from other studies apply to what we have here in BC, they are worthy of consideration...when they are just studies currently being conducted, with no statistical vetted conclusions, in the politically charged State of New Jersey, then I will wait to see if anything valid for even NJ comes from them, let alone something valid for BC. If it is valid, then it is valid...but they are not even close to that yet in Jersey Shore.
So... L for Learner, N for Noob, S for Snookie?

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Old 01-02-2011, 08:53 AM   #29
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Have you ever once seen me post anything hateful towards any of the officers here? Do I post immature comments like "eff the police" or "this effin pig pulled me over for ____"? No. Not once.
No, you're much more subtle.
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So... L for Learner, N for Noob, S for Snookie?

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There are existing stickers for old fart drivers...look for the BCAA Gold and "C.A.T. stickers...or the "blue plate of death" veteran's plates. I do.
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my friend has Veteran Plates. He's only 35. People laugh when they see it and ask why he's driving his daddy's car - but don't realize that you don't have to be from WWII to have Vet Plates.
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my friend has Veteran Plates. He's only 35. People laugh when they see it and ask why he's driving his daddy's car - but don't realize that you don't have to be from WWII to have Vet Plates.
Ditto my sister, who's 41 and has had her vet plates for years. She did the SYEP in between grades 11 and 12 and then joined the Reserves straight out of high school. Even signed up to go to the US and join the USMC at one point... then got pregnant, so that didn't work out.

Point is, she's considered a vet; overseas deployment is not a requirement.
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My 97 year old father, vet of WW2 has them on his car...but I do the driving these days for him.
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Does that C.A.T. program still exist? All the stickers I see for it seem to be old; you never hear anything about it anymore. Did it just fizzle away, or what?
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Does that C.A.T. program still exist?
Nope. It's been terminated. Can't say where I ran across that tidbit though....
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Old 01-02-2011, 05:26 PM   #36
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Do what Finland and Italy does for their young drivers: Mandatory in-class lessons, driving sessions, then an obsticle course at the end to determine. (on a closed course)

I think the class 5 lessons are a joke. If you're lucky, or book it in certain municipalities and certain times, then the drive's usually pretty easy. Rarely do you have to actually think outside of the box.

It barely reflects on what/how/when/why to do in real world conditions. Simply put: most drivers nowadays do NOT know what to do during poor road/weather conditions and impending collisions. All everyone does is slam the brakes and say a few hail marys.
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Do what Finland and Italy does for their young drivers: Mandatory in-class lessons, driving sessions, then an obsticle course at the end to determine. (on a closed course)

I think the class 5 road tests are a joke. If you're lucky, or book it in certain municipalities and certain times, then the drive's usually pretty easy. Rarely do you have to actually think outside of the box.

It barely reflects on what/how/when/why to do in real world conditions. Simply put: most drivers nowadays do NOT know what to do during poor road/weather conditions and impending collisions. All everyone does is slam the brakes and say a few hail marys.
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ABBOTSFORD, B.C. — The Abbotsford Police Department has created a "mock" mature driver sign — similar to the N decal new drivers must display — after discovering that none of the 22 people killed in local collisions over the past two years was a teenager.

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if none of the 22 people killed were teenagers, that means the N sign works right...?

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Right, because not putting up your N sign increases your chances of being in a crash.
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I always give N and especially L drivers extra room.. so makes sense.
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So what's next, an "I" sign for "Immature" drivers?
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So what's next, an "I" sign for "Immature" drivers?
I'd suggest a "W" for woman drivers, make it pink and they'll all put in on their cars

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I always give N and especially L drivers extra room.. so makes sense.
Most of the N drivers I watch are weaving in and out so close to other cars that they don't care about extra space.
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we could go totally nucking futs and have everyone have a sticker, class 5 gets a 5, 1 could get a Semi or an Air Brake Picture.. and then everyone on the road would have a sticker and we could judge them all on the sticker they have. /jk
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Actually I'd like to see different plates available for people who have had 10 years of ticket/collision free driving.
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i don't know what the point of that would be. 10 years of ticket/collision free could just mean you are really really lucky. you could still drive like an a**hole on the road, cutting people off - would the sign just say - "I'm allowed to do it, because I'm a safe driver."

that being said - I would be eligible for that sign
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i don't know what the point of that would be. 10 years of ticket/collision free could just mean you are really really lucky. you could still drive like an a**hole on the road, cutting people off - would the sign just say - "I'm allowed to do it, because I'm a safe driver."

that being said - I would be eligible for that sign
It could also mean getting a license and then never actually driving.
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I e-mailed the guy with my thoughts on his comments. So far, no reply....
Still no reply, looks like he can't be bothered...not a good sign.
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