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Originally Posted by gmoz View Post

In Finland it costs you almost 2 500 USD to get a license and requires both theory and practice lessons, a theory exam, a practical exam requiring you to drive with an instructor who grades you (and WILL fail you even for just a single thing if it's bad enough), a driving in low light conditions lesson and a low-traction lesson on a track.

The driving school I went to emphasized what they called pre-emptive driving quite a lot... essentially it boils down to trying to always place yourself in as good position as possible, in case something unexpected was to happen, and paying attention to a number of things.

I think it's one of the major reasons why I've never been in an accident (in addition to learning to handle my cars well)
Well, Finland is a very advanced country.
Please don't compare with the USA.
Which used to be advanced
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During Snow and Ice Storms in the North and Hurricanes in the South, I regularly, go to Empty Parking Lot and play around.
In Snow and Ice, I do accelerations, sudden stops, wheel turning etc.
For me, it's practicing, understanding physics and timing and FUN!
In Water, I hydroplane and also practice the same, stop, start, turning etc.
I think this makes me a better driver than most.
I also do similar on my Motorcycle, albeit, a great deal more deliberate and careful.

AGAIN, EMPTY PARKING LOT with No Persons or Vehicles around.

" No Animals or Person's were Injured during these maneuvers. "

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