Driving Ambitions!

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Post by Sypher » Wed May 17, 2006 6:08 pm

jomotopia wrote:so someone who lives in Germany has to go through a whole lot to be allowed to drive on the autobahns but they let tourists get rental cars and go on it with no problem?? that seems odd to me
How else are they gonna rack in the $$?
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Post by jomotopia » Wed May 17, 2006 9:07 pm

i wonder what percentage of accidents are caused by tourists
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Post by julian » Thu May 18, 2006 11:44 am

jomotopia wrote:so someone who lives in Germany has to go through a whole lot to be allowed to drive on the autobahns but they let tourists get rental cars and go on it with no problem?? that seems odd to me
In Germany, in order to get a license, you have to attend driving school (Fahrschule), you have a special vehicle that has extra pedals for the passenger seat (where your instructor sits, so he can intervene in the event of an emergency).
They then teach you how to drive in about 25 hours, of which 12 are so called "Sonderfahrten" (special lessons or something), they consist of 3 hours night-time driving, 4 hours Autobahn and 6 hours driving outside the city limits. You HAVE TO do this, a license in Germany will cost you about €1300-1500, you also have to attend class, 28 hours, to learn all the traffic rules...then you are eligible for 2 tests, the written exam and the behind-the-wheel checkride, if you pass them, you get your license. If not, and this happens a lot, you have to do them again, makes it even more expensive...

So if you already have a license, you're free to do whatever you want (most western countries' licenses will do)

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Post by Paolo300zx » Thu May 18, 2006 11:48 am

julian wrote:
jomotopia wrote:so someone who lives in Germany has to go through a whole lot to be allowed to drive on the autobahns but they let tourists get rental cars and go on it with no problem?? that seems odd to me
In Germany, in order to get a license, you have to attend driving school (Fahrschule), you have a special vehicle that has extra pedals for the passenger seat (where your instructor sits, so he can intervene in the event of an emergency).
They then teach you how to drive in about 25 hours, of which 12 are so called "Sonderfahrten" (special lessons or something), they consist of 3 hours night-time driving, 4 hours Autobahn and 6 hours driving outside the city limits. You HAVE TO do this, a license in Germany will cost you about €1300-1500, you also have to attend class, 28 hours, to learn all the traffic rules...then you are eligible for 2 tests, the written exam and the behind-the-wheel checkride, if you pass them, you get your license. If not, and this happens a lot, you have to do them again, makes it even more expensive...

So if you already have a license, you're free to do whatever you want (most western countries' licenses will do)

Ya, thats probably why our drivers are so bad. we have NOTHING like that... except our cars do have passenger pedals :wink:

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Re: Driving Ambitions!

Post by mad_finn » Thu Aug 13, 2009 6:03 pm

Build a car and drive it legally...

I like those mini trucks and I love V8 engines so something like... lets say Toyota hilux, with blown chevy big block engine on it,

something like this...

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Re: Driving Ambitions!

Post by mtheis » Thu Aug 13, 2009 7:21 pm

mad_finn wrote:lets say Toyota hilux, with blown chevy big block engine on it
Blasphemy!

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