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So you can get a motorcycle operator's license using 1 of these!?

Discussion in 'Off-topic Zone' started by DallasCowpoke, May 29, 2013.

  1. DallasCowpoke

    DallasCowpoke Fierce Allegiance

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    I took my buddy's 16 yr old daughter to the DMV yesterday to take her 1st drivers test. While I'm waiting, I wander around to the side parking lot, and there's a DPS Trooper putting a guy through the motorcycle "obstacle course" who's riding 1 of these. :eek:

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    Really!? Is this a legitimate test of someone's ability to operate a 2-wheeled motorcycle?

    It kinda seems the equivalent of needing for a CDL-A license to operate a semi, and being allowed to take the driving test in a 26' U-Haul.
  2. CashMan

    CashMan Well-Known Member

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    I would agree, that seems more like a small car.

    I do not want to sound like Chris Hansen, but why are you hanging out with a 16yr old girl?
  3. Eric_Boyer

    Eric_Boyer Well-Known Member

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    in my state, you furnish your own test vehicle.

    And the image you posted requires a motorcycle license in my state. I'm not seeing the confusion here. he is likely using his own machine to get certified to ride it legally.
  4. WV Cowboy

    WV Cowboy Waitin' on the 6th

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    It was his buddy's daughter, .. probably his buddy couldn't make it at that time.
  5. DallasCowpoke

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    LOL Well, probably because in my tight-knit-circle of friend's, we all trust and rely on each other to help out when and where we can.

    This particular "buddy" is an OBGYN wife of a Naval Officer, who's husband, (also a member of the aforementioned "tight-knit-circle") is deployed. Their 4 kids, aged 6-16, have all known me since their birth, and she/they know I'm a man of character.

    I genuinely feel badly for you, that apparently the 1st thought that goes through your mind, is what you're not-so-subtly inferring. You seriously should consider seeking out a better class of "friends" to hang around with. It REALLY makes life so much more enjoyable.

    Yea, I'm pretty confident every state requires you to "furnish your own test vehicle." I kinda doubt that would go over real well in a state's budget, creating a fund to purchase a pool of vehicles, for residents to show up and take their driving test with.

    I'm also pretty confident the irony of this will be lost on you here Eric, but I'm NOT confused at your confusion regarding the gist of my OP.:thumbup:
  6. arglebargle

    arglebargle Well-Known Member

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    That thing looks like something out of Tron. Hmn... Oh, I bet it costs as much as a small car too...
  7. Eric_Boyer

    Eric_Boyer Well-Known Member

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    not sure who you are, but your thread sucks. ;)
  8. DallasCowpoke

    DallasCowpoke Fierce Allegiance

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    I can live w/ that. Trust me, I've been told/called worse! :p:
  9. Teren_Kanan

    Teren_Kanan Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, driving one of those requires a motorcycle endorsement, and you can take the test in one of them.

    They drive very differently than a motorcycle though to be honest, so I certainly understand why you'd question the logic behind it =p
  10. DallasCowpoke

    DallasCowpoke Fierce Allegiance

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    I don't have an issue with, and agree that they should require a motorcycle license to operate.

    My issue is, the person that possibly gets a license on 1 of these 1st, and then "upgrades" to a "real" motorcycle. They're going to be no more aware of what it takes to operate a 2-wheeled bike, than the person that's never ridden in the 1st place. The argument could be made, even less so because of the false sense of confidence they might have.
  11. jobberone

    jobberone Genetically engineered moderating Orangutan Staff Member

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    That ain't no motorcycle.

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