This is a serious point, you guys. I have absolutely no doubt that if I got behind the wheel of a car serious carnage would ensue. I just... I can't steer. Maybe it is a lack of coordination or balance something, I don't know, but when I was a kid (or, you know, nineteen) I went Go Karting with a bunch of friends for someone's birthday and I SUCKED. I literally had to drive so slowly just to avoid crashing at every turn. I didn't finish last, but I did get ribbed by all my friends for sucking so bad. ALSO I used to have to drag a pallet trolley around when I worked in a factory and I was ALWAYS crashing in to things and getting the bastard stuck. I know you probably can't compare Go Karting and pallet trolleys with an actual car, but still, the signs are not encouraging.
Even if I did WANT to drive then the actual overall cost involved would certainly put me off. Not only do you have to actually buy a car, you then have to insure it (which isn't cheap for first time drivers), pay for road tax and also pay for fuel to run the fucker (the price of which is obviously always going to increase until electric cars are the norm). Not only that but then there is the cost of maintaining the car. On a budget like mine I'd only be able to afford some second hand, broken down,
I have never lived anywhere that it was a necessity that I drive. I am lucky enough to live in a town where everything I need is within walking distance. I think that lot of people drive when they don't really NEED to and that is a major problem. Driving makes people so fucking lazy. I appreciate that people who live in the middle of nowhere do NEED to drive, or people with disabilities and such, but so many people really don't. Not only that, but looking at the bigger picture, does the world really need another fucking car on the already overcrowded roads? I'm not NOT driving because I'm trying to save the planet or anything, but if by not driving I am getting a little exercise AND not causing unnecessary pollution and congestion then I'm more than happy to keep on walking.
Tell me, drivers, why do you drive? What is so great about cars? Am I completely wrong? COME AT ME, BRO.