Comment 78361

By Borrelli (registered) | Posted June 12, 2012 at 09:15:16 in reply to Comment 78337

I don't understand why you wouldn't get a driver's license, even if you don't drive. Things are so much more convenient with one - and what if you needed one for work?

Agreed, Downtown. I'm all for public transit and walking/cycling/carpooling, but in the end, a driver's license (if not a car) is a very valuable thing. It can be a requirement for a job, or open up a lot of options like renting cars or using a car-share service that can actually be cheaper alternatives to, say, paying a mover or delivery service, or a short-haul flight/train ticket.

I'd been nagging my 27yr old brother-in-law to get one for years, if only so he had one if he ever needed it. But between living in downtown TO and his rascally charm (which means somehow people always drive him around), he put it off until he met a girl from King City who insisted he get one. She was tired of driving his ass around and being unable to split long-ish drives to the family cottage, etc.

Getting a driver's license doesn't have to be an ideological thing; it's not capitulating to car culture. It just gives you the ability to move people and things long distances relatively easily, should you have the need and means to do so.

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