22 May '11, 2pm

Op-Ed: A Driver’s License with Green Credentials: My driver’s education class was a joke, and I don’t imagine it...

Op-Ed: A Driver’s License with Green Credentials: My driver’s education class was a joke, and I don’t imagine it...

My driver’s education class was a joke, and I don’t imagine it has gotten any better. Yet there are some very simple techniques that could be taught that would reduce congestion, save fuel, and promote a better driving environment. The only thing I remember from driver’s education is learning how to use the emergency brake. My instructor (a retired teacher of something) took me to a parking lot, let me accelerate the Chevy Cavalier as fast as I could before yanking the e-brake. That was fun, tough not exactly useful information for daily driving. Most of the rest of the class was driving statistics, anti-DUI rhetoric, and memorizing useless facts about how many feet should be between me and the other cars on the road depending on conditions. Is it any wonder America’s roads are constantly congested? People never learned to drive properly, so we have people going 10 mph und...

Full article: http://gas2.org/2011/05/22/op-ed-a-driver%e2%80%99s-licen...

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