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Re: Why does BC even have driver's licenses?

Postby Even Steven » Apr 24th, 2017, 9:09 am

Because driving is a privilege, not a right.

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Re: Why does BC even have driver's licenses?

Postby Fancy » Apr 24th, 2017, 9:18 am

Even Steven wrote:Because driving is a privilege, not a right.
What does that even mean in relation to the question?
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Re: Why does BC even have driver's licenses?

Postby spooker » Apr 24th, 2017, 9:30 am

Fancy wrote:
Even Steven wrote:Because driving is a privilege, not a right.
What does that even mean in relation to the question?


A right would be something that you have just because you are breathing and mostly human ... this would mean that many of the undead wouldn't qualify as drivers since they don't need to breathe and don't qualify as human anymore (i.e. zombie, vampire, drunk redneck etc) ...

Whereas a privilege is something that is awarded to you for passing qualification tests ... something earned

You don't need to have a piece of paper to have "right" whereas you need that piece of paper to show you have qualified for the "privilege"

His comment was a tangent to the initial post, but still relevant I believe
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Re: Why does BC even have driver's licenses?

Postby Fancy » Apr 24th, 2017, 9:33 am

Got it - my thought process was obviously somewhere else.
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Re: Why does BC even have driver's licenses?

Postby lesliepaul » Apr 24th, 2017, 10:49 am

I have EARNED the RIGHT to.................fill in the blank!
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Re: Why does BC even have driver's licenses?

Postby Hermes » Apr 24th, 2017, 3:37 pm

GordonH wrote:^^^ Plus it has 2 purposes its your BC medical services card


Thank you Gordon. I didn't know that. Is this new?
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Re: Why does BC even have driver's licenses?

Postby GordonH » Apr 24th, 2017, 3:45 pm

GordonH wrote:^^^ Plus it has 2 purposes its your BC medical services card

Hermes wrote:Thank you Gordon. I didn't know that. Is this new?


About 5 or 6 years now
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Re: Why does BC even have driver's licenses?

Postby Fancy » Apr 24th, 2017, 4:27 pm

The option of combining the two came into effect 2013 I believe.
https://news.gov.bc.ca/stories/new-bc-s ... s-carecard
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Re: Why does BC even have driver's licenses?

Postby GordonH » Apr 24th, 2017, 4:45 pm

Fancy wrote:The option of combining the two came into effect 2013 I believe.
https://news.gov.bc.ca/stories/new-bc-s ... s-carecard


Grammafreddy link story in 2011 & before end 2012 it was to have started
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Re: Why does BC even have driver's licenses?

Postby Grandan » Apr 25th, 2017, 5:46 am

There was so much fraud related to Medical Services in BC that the Gov't had to find a way to track who was a resident and who was a fly-in, here to steal our Medical Services.
I would be interested to know how much fraud has been wiped out.
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Re: Why does BC even have driver's licenses?

Postby f/22 » Apr 25th, 2017, 7:14 am

I still have one of my expired International Driving Permits, per the Convention on Road Traffic of 19 September 1949. It was good for 88 countries 'cept the issuing country, and no road test was required. Load the car on a freighter, buy insurance when you get there, and you're good to go. :biggrin:
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Re: Why does BC even have driver's licenses?

Postby jimmy4321 » Apr 25th, 2017, 11:04 am

Within a year i believe i renewed and was given the option to combine the cards, i declined and got 2 separate cards Medical and DL
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