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12-06-2002, 05:00 PM
what do you think, should they make one for america?

12-06-2002, 05:02 PM

12-06-2002, 05:13 PM
Gee 120 mph in an SUV while on the phone, drinking their latte, weaving in and out of thank you.

12-06-2002, 05:14 PM
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12-06-2002, 05:15 PM
if somehow they could impliment a system in which you had to be licensed to drive on said "autobahnen" then it would make more sense...
and I mean strict guidelines, etc.

Realistically though, I doubt it could ever happen here. Families of victims would sue Nat'l Hwy Safety Board or NTSB or something with frivolous claims blaming the permissable road speeds.

i wish though...

12-06-2002, 05:15 PM

12-06-2002, 05:16 PM

12-06-2002, 05:19 PM
in germany getting a driver's license is a more intensive and expensive process than here.

and i believe drunk driving is an offense punishable by having your license revoked forever.<br>
<B>CBsaksiri</B> Sunnyvale, CA
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12-06-2002, 05:22 PM

12-06-2002, 05:24 PM
we just had an ice storm, and alot of stop lights still not working. Even though the police/radio have announce multiple times to treat non working stop lights as a 4 way stop. We still have a lot of morons ignoring that.

12-06-2002, 05:25 PM

12-06-2002, 05:27 PM

intenseive drivers training... Jon®
12-06-2002, 05:33 PM

12-06-2002, 05:35 PM
we shouldnt have one here so I counter their arguments

12-06-2002, 05:36 PM
It wouldn't be a bad idea, but we'd have to follow Germany's lead... to be able to drive on an American Autobahn, you'd need to take more intense driving classes and pass a more rigid test. You would also have to pay a nice premium to use it, not to keep people off it, but to pay for the maintenance of the roads.

Although, the minute you get kids in NAAAAWWWWWWWS powered rockets trying to race everything in site on that road is the day I consider cancelling my license to use it.

12-06-2002, 05:36 PM

12-06-2002, 05:39 PM
I don't think that Americans have the discipline for an Autobahn. Anyway, this page is a really good guide to the <a href="">Autobahn</a>.<br>
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2001 M Coupe

12-06-2002, 05:41 PM

12-06-2002, 05:41 PM

12-06-2002, 05:45 PM

12-06-2002, 05:45 PM

12-06-2002, 05:46 PM
I was watching a documentary on the Autobahns a few weeks ago. It was something like 7.2 vs 8.4 deaths per 100,000 miles driven on the autobahns vs US highways. It may have the scale wrong, but the ratio between the two fatality rates is about right.

The number of accidents was even more in favor of the Autobahns (which just means the accidents were more serious on the Autobahns).

12-06-2002, 05:47 PM

12-06-2002, 06:02 PM

laws - they stop speeders only - Nick B.
12-06-2002, 06:37 PM
There is a plethora of traffic laws. How many times have you seen a State Trooper pull someone over on an interstate for failing to signal when changing lanes - that includes moving back into the right lane after making the pass???

If all the laws were rigidly enforced as they are in most parts of Europe, you'd have half-decent drivers in USA too- even better in CDN (we are MUCH worse up here...).

Enforcement, enforcement, enforcement - that's the key.

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