r/NoStupidQuestions Sep 24 '22

why aren’t there yearly driving tests people have to take & pass?

Currently live in AZ and there’s a bunch of crazy drivers. Wondering how people pass their driver’s test. Some people should not be driving. Sorry for the rant everyone.

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u/blipsman Sep 24 '22

Would would it fix? Most people know how to drive correctly, they just choose not to

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u/fluffycookie154 Sep 24 '22

Yeah you’re right. I havent had issues with people on the road until I moved to AZ and now I get anxiety driving here since people drive so reckless here which im sure it is like that in other states as well

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u/TehWildMan_ Test Sep 24 '22

Many states/counties' drivers licensing offices are already underfunded/understaffed to the point where live appointments for initial drivers licenses and commerical license exams have to be scheduled many weeks/months in advance.

Requiring everyone to take road skills tests every few years would entirely cripple driver's licenses offices without a major funding improvement and a few years to scale up

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u/fluffycookie154 Sep 24 '22

I did not think of this. Thanks for educating me on it. There’s been countless times where people almost hit me on the road. People out here are so reckless. I just had to rant because I almost got into a car accident

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u/arkrunningbear85 Sep 24 '22

Best tip to ever exist from my Gpa, learn defensive driving and ALWAYS expect that every single driver on the road is a fucking idiot.

Don't tailgate, even at a redlight, leave at least a half car length between you and the guy in front. (Incase someone slams into your back bumper)

Always expect the person waiting to turn into your traffic is going to turn without waiting for you to go past them.

Don't trust other peoples turn signals (i.e. you're waiting to turn onto a road, oncoming traffic has a turn signal indicating their going to turn into your road, they might just continue straight and hit your ass)

Etc.

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u/human_male_123 Sep 24 '22

Well you're supposed to lose your license if you drive horribly enough. So you're basically in a constant, unending driving test.

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u/NoSoulsINC Sep 24 '22

The amount of Nissan Altima drivers, alone, still on the road proves the current system doesn’t work 😂

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u/fluffycookie154 Sep 24 '22

lmao your comment😂😂 golden

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u/Feathring Sep 24 '22

People haven't voted to allow it. It would be a pretty massive cost too to hire enough driving test employees to retest everyone. Our local DMV is months behind on just new drivers. They'd need to hire many, many times as many driving test people

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u/WorldTallestEngineer Sep 24 '22

lots of other licenses require continuing education. like for professional engineers or medical doctors. so really it's just politics.

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u/NoSoulsINC Sep 24 '22

It would be far too burdensome. Most people only have to renew their license every 6 years and complain when they have to do it. I couldn’t imagine having to retest every year. Secondly, almost everyone on the road knows how to drive correctly, otherwise they likely wouldn’t be. They just choose not to because they only care about themselves.

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u/fluffycookie154 Sep 24 '22

Theres so many people who run red lights and you have to be so cautious going when the light turns green. it’s expected here that people do that here

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u/1LurkinGurkin Sep 24 '22

Where I live there is a 6week + wait for driving tests at the moment. If everyone who currently holds a licence had to also take a test.... what do you think would happen?

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u/fluffycookie154 Sep 24 '22

you’re right i didnt think about that. I just wanted to rant tbh sorry

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u/moxeir Sep 24 '22

That would be a huge pain in the ass. Any politician who makes life more of a pain in the ass for his constituents might not be reelected. I will give you that AZ is extremely lax in this regard tho. You get your drivers license at 16 and it doesn't expire for 80 years lol. Other states can and do have more regulation

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u/nightshard30X Sep 25 '22

They go under the assumption that someone that was proven to know how to drive will keep knowing how to drive and besides people that don't do a good job driving get punished for it with fines or having their license revoked, that they may have to take the test again.

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u/nick4networking Sep 25 '22

The people who make the laws don't want to fail their yearly drivers test and make some big deal about age discrimination. Last month some old dude drove his car inside of the grocery store lobby and tried parking his car where the carts go. Would he pass a driver's test? I doubt it. Did he lose his license? No the cops just told him move his car to the parking lot.