Beware of Indiana
I was recently informed that in an effort to save money, the State of Indiana has dropped Driver's Education courses from its high schools.
From a news article:
"Until 1980, money was specifically set aside by the state Department of Education for driver's education. That year, the legislature rolled the driver's education money into the general fund, Bodeker said.
'That put driver's education in competition with core subjects, and when push came to shove, it was easier to get rid of driver's education than math,' he said"
The problem with that statement. Indiana residents decided that paying less in taxes was a better decision than educating operators of deadly weapons (which cars actually are).
We're one of 17 states that don't require a class. I never realized how foolish things could get. Now I know why I hate Indiana drivers in general. They're simply uneducated, which I suppose is better than just being asses.
This flies in the face of my usual "let them die" philosophy because its my life the incompetents hold in their hands. So who are the other 17? I know CA and IL are not in that list, but not sure about the others.
EDIT: Oh, I put this here (as opposed to Other) because it most greatly affects my viewpoint as a motorcyclist.
Dragging knee is for the track, and dragging tail is for the lot. --Kane Friesen
When you're in a car, you're watching a movie; when you're on a bike, you're in the movie. --Robert Pirsig
Identity theft is not Fun