CDL – a new kind of license

December 5, 2007 at 2:51 pm 3 comments

This morning, a drive that normally takes me 30 minutes ended up taking 65 because of a light snow shower.  There was no reason other than the weather for the hour long backup, and I got to thinking:  there should be a lane for competent winter drivers, those who are able to drive normally in the snow. Let the idiots who get freaked out by 1/100″ inch precipitation drive in the other lanes and trudge along.

In order to be able to drive in the special lane, you would have to pass and extra driving test at your local license bureau. Upon passing the driving test, you’d get a special sticker for the plate of your car as well as a different license, a Competent Drivers License, so that you could drive in the lane. In the summer and/or good conditions, the lane could be used for carpools or HOV (High-occupancy vehiclie) lane.

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3 Comments Add your own

  • 1. jared  |  December 5, 2007 at 6:09 pm

    Sign me up!

    you also figure that 70% of those drivers have lived in that area for 3+ years and should be fully capable of handling the commute conditions.

    Got to love that first snow!

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  • 2. Jason  |  December 8, 2007 at 4:50 pm

    The same should go with drivers in the rain.

    Reply
  • 3. onewithbooks  |  April 9, 2008 at 5:05 pm

    I agree one inch of precip and going 40 on a straight lane highway is absurd. My beef is the ones who drive like NASCAR in a monsoon or in a blizzard.

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