Originally Posted by Baketech
So do you support it or not...
Jeez bake, I expected at least a smile!!
OK, here I see 2 minor differences:
- You can't compare someone (regardless of age) getting on a top of the line sport bike and getting in a 4 wheeled vehicle. That being said, an inexperienced driver of a cage will do much more public damage that the same person on a bike.
- I thought it was clear that the tiered system should make no reference to age?? I think it was LTL (but maybe not) who said a 16yo who grew up on two wheels is much better than a 40-something who has never ridden.
Here in Ontario, we do have a graduated licensing system, that is kind of a pseudo-tiered system. I do think that's a good thing.
Let's look at teens, in regards to a HP or size restriction, any parent who puts his teenager in some high-power domestic sports-car or tank on 4 wheels needs his freekin head checked. As for foreign sports cars, well, that's up another level of stupid.
Let's look at adults, should someone who spent all his driving years in a K-Car should not, IMHO, be able to get in anything high powered, or huge like a Hummer. He probably has no idea what he's doing with it.
So yes, I do think there's a difference and a reason for tiered systems.
Now, I know from discussions that you believe (correct me if I'm wrong here) that anyone, anywhere, should be able to buy whatever car, truck, weapon bike or bike they want without regard for experience as long as they are of legal age to obtain same.